The Lauriston Trust has generously supported the development of the studio theatre within Altrincham Garrick Playhouse. The Trust granted funding for an improved sound system and tiered retractable seating, which transformed the old ‘Jubilee’ rehearsal room into a wonderful small theatre and drama workshop. This theatre has been renamed ‘The Lauriston Studio’ and is now a fully equipped adaptable space suitable for a variety of activities, but principally used to produce outstanding theatre in our local community. As well as being used for productions for which a smaller, more intimate theatre space is more suited, it is used by the children and young people who learn acting skills at GAPA – the Garrick Academy of Performing Arts.

The Trust has also supported ‘The Club Theatre’, now renamed ‘Altrincham Little Theatre’, with funding which has helped with the refurbishment of the theatre.