Great News On Good Friday
Today Liverpool’s Royal Court is delighted to announce a further £340,000 from Arts Council England as a part of their Culture Recovery Fund. This is hugely important for the venue and will allow this summer’s shows to go ahead as planned.
The pandemic has had a big impact on the theatre, with shows being postponed and cancelled throughout 2020 and 2021. The staff, cast and crew at the venue are all looking forward to getting audiences back in the building with new shows set to go on sale on 7 April.
The grant will also help to support the community and education programme including our free to access Youth Theatre and Community Choir. The Youth Theatre programme will re-start next week with plans in place for the free summer school.
Chief Executive Gillian Miller had this to say: “We are all delighted at the outcome of our CRF2 bid It means we can start to employ a whole raft of freelance performers and practitioners who have suffered so much over the past year. CRF2 allows us to deliver regular free activities for our youth theatre and community choir with extra sessions to support those who have been most affected by Covid-19. Our audience were so glad to get back into the theatre at Christmas so we know they will return as soon as we are allowed to open our doors and we have some great new plays for them to enjoy. I can’t wait to hear the sound of laughter filling the theatre again.”
Board member Les Dennis is also very happy to hear the news: “Theatre is more important than it’s ever been. Audiences are so keen to get back to the live experience. Liverpool’s Royal Court is unique in its understanding of how to appeal to the people of Merseyside. The community work they do is invaluable. It is therefore so exciting that the COVID recovery fund has seen fit to support this great institution yet again and enable it to keep live theatre thriving in the City.”
More details about the new shows will be released next week.