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The principal activity of the company is as a professional theatre company based in Coventry.The company established the UK's first professional 'Shop Front Theatre' space in Coventry city centre in 2009, giving access to theatre and the arts for all. It creates new theatre plays, as well as literacy and drama workshops for young people, community groups, older people and hard to reach groups.

Also known as

  • Theatre Absolute

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Latest income

£275,932 (on )

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Theatre Absolute (this record)

Organisation record from Charity Commission for England and Wales
Last updated 2022-08-09

Theatre Absolute Limited

Organisation record from Companies House
Last updated 2022-08-06

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Themes and activities

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This organisation has been classified using different categories:

International Classification of Non-profit and Third Sector Organizations (ICNP/TSO)

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  • Performing and visual arts A11

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  • Arts AR
  • Arts AR » Media and publishing AR200 » Literature AR202
  • Arts AR » Performing art AR300 » Theatre AR307
  • Beneficiary group BE » Older people BE108
  • Beneficiary group BE » Young people BE115
  • Charitable activities CA » Charity shops CA102

Theme (CCEW)

  • General Charitable Purposes 101
  • Education/training 102
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science 109

Beneficiaries (CCEW)

  • Children/young People 201
  • Elderly/old People 202
  • People With Disabilities 203
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin 204
  • The General Public/mankind 207

Activities (CCEW)

  • Provides Services 306

Scale of operation

  • Local

Theatre Absolute


Charity financial history

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Year ending Income (£) Spending (£)
2010-02-04 (Registered as a charity)
2011-03-31 87,876 86,670
2012-03-31 59,665 62,066
2013-03-31 41,997 40,980
2014-03-31 63,723 65,013
2015-03-31 62,987 57,540
2016-03-31 62,618 60,526
2017-03-31 72,263 70,136
2018-03-31 231,559 226,404
2019-03-31 76,462 75,519
2020-03-31 158,527 93,530
2021-03-31 275,932 157,990

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Income from government

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According to data returned to the Charity Commission, this charity did not receive income from government grants or contracts in 2021 (the latest year with data available) or 2020.

Theatre Absolute


Grants received

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Date Funder Amount awarded Description
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport £14,000 VSCE CMC Fund
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation £19,375 Grant to Theatre Absolute
CAF £1,200 Grant to Theatre Absolute
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation £155,000 Grant to Theatre Absolute
Heart Of England Community Foundation £5,000 Shop Front Festival 2018 (pilot)
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation £60,000 Grant to Theatre Absolute
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation £30,000 Grant to Theatre Absolute
The National Lottery Community Fund £5,400 T.K.O. - a literacy and performance project

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Charity Commission for England and Wales

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