Nearly 250 theatres across England have been awarded a total of almost £4,076,000 – a share of £107m handed out in the latest round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund grants. The main recipients across the North are: Leeds Grand Theatre – £1,288,643, Royal Exchange Theatre Company – £600,000; Leeds Playhouse – £499,758; Royal Court Liverpool – £340,000; Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse – £283,599; Bolton Octagon – £123,600; The Dukes, Lancaster – £75,000; LipService Theatre – £26,924; Northern Ballet – £372,000; HOME, Manchester – £180,000; Salford Arts Theatre – £28,000; Northern Broadsides Theatre Company – £123,344; Theatre By The Lake, Keswick – £135,000.
More than £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the fund, supporting around 5,000 individual organisations and sites ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals and other organisations in the cultural and heritage sectors.
Recently-appointed culture secretary Nadine Dorries said: “Culture is for everyone and should be accessible to everyone. The Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said: “This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health."