Vacant Theatre Management

We specialise in effectively managing various types of buildings, including theatres, ensuring that these cultural venues remain in excellent condition during periods of vacancy. Our track record includes successful management of several theatres in the past, ideally achieving cost mitigation, property security as well as providing a positive impact on the local community.

We offer a range of tailored solutions, from traditional security guards to live-in caretakers, property guardianship and charitable occupation. Property guardianship is the most cost-neutral option, as it can also qualify for a business rates cut, all while providing affordable accommodation for local key workers and contributing to the well-being of the community. Alternatively, if you decide to opt for charitable occupation, it could result in a mandatory 80% business rates relief.

We collaborate closely with our clients to identify the optimal solution tailored to their individual requirements, as our goal is to ensure that you get the most beneficial outcome for your vacant property.

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Ovalhouse Theatre, Kennington

We have found LOWE incredibly responsive and professional when dealing with our vacant properties. From the moment a building becomes vacant, they are able to move very fast, ensuring all compliance in place and occupying the properties with socially responsible guardians. We are given regular up to date reports and they maintain our properties to a very high standard.

Max Rankin


We have found working with LOWE a really positive experience for managing our vacant properties. They have a rigorous vetting process for their guardians, ensuring only the most socially responsible occupy our properties. In return, we are delighted that our vacant buildings can be used to provide young professionals and key workers, with safe, secure and affordable accommodation.

Mark Innocenti


We have been working closely with LOWE since 2017. Their buildings are well-managed, and they care about their guardians, which is reflected in the sense of community that they create in their properties. When a guardian initiative works like this, it is a mutually beneficial solution for all involved, offering the building owners considerable savings as well as security.

Sarah Davies

Pocket Living

Not only has LOWE saved us from significant security costs, but the social value of having responsible property guardians living in the estate has also been enormous. The flexible nature of their legal agreements fits perfectly with our ongoing plans for regenerating South Acton Estate with quality, affordable homes. We are especially proud to be housing key workers from the surrounding areas.

Leon Joseph

Ealing Council

We have been working with LOWE for the past 2 years and we have found their property guardian service an excellent fit for our vacant buildings. Not only is this ensuring that the properties are professionally managed and saving us on traditional security costs, but we are really pleased that the properties are being used to house key workers working in the local area through their LOWEkey programme.

Duncan Winter

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust