A £5,000 cash boost for a dance school will help make its historic home more accessible.

Swindon Dance will use its Theatres Trust grant to replace faulty doors into the Court Theatre at the Grade II-listed Town Hall – its home since 1979.

The group wants to make sure the building has full access for performers, audiences, disabled people and wheelchair users.

Executive director Cathy Downes said: “We're delighted with the support from the Theatres Trust as it completes this phase of the refurbishment ensuring the space is welcoming and fully accessible for all our users.”

Swindon Dance, which is celebrating its 40th birthday, offers adult, youth and children dance classes and holds various events and performances throughout the year.

Director at the Theatres Trust Jon Morgan said: “We're delighted to be able to support theatres with projects that will protect them for the future, make the buildings accessible to audiences and continue to offer rich experiences for communities across the country.”

UK Small Theatres Grants Schemes awards receives support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust.

Director at Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Miller said: “It has never been more important to cherish and protect our regional theatres, which provide a vital cultural hub for many local communities.”