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Culture Recovery Fund Boost

Liverpool’s Royal Court to receive £340,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

 

  • Liverpool’s Royal Court among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund

 

  • This award will help to keep the theatre running throughout the Christmas period and allow plans to go ahead for next year.

 More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Liverpool’s Royal Court in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

The Royal Court in Liverpool has been awarded a grant of £340,000 by Arts Council England.

Now that this funding is in place, the theatre can continue with plans to produce high quality shows for audiences throughout 2022.

The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

“Through unprecedented government financial support, 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.”

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

Gillian Miller, Chief Executive Of Liverpool’s Royal Court, said:

“Liverpool’s Royal Court is absolutely delighted to receive a CRF3 grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The grant will enable us to continue to entertain audiences and employ actors, creatives and staff over the Christmas period. 

“We know there will be difficult times over the next few weeks as Covid continues to disrupt productions. This government support will be critical to our theatre’s survival into the new year and we are extremely grateful to all involved for their support.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, 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. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.

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