● Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall (TRCH) among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund
● The £682,000 award will help to ensure the venue’s financial sustainability through the autumn and winter and into early 2022
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
The Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham has been awarded a grant of £682,000 by Arts Council England. This award will help to provide some essential financial stability, protecting the historic city centre venue as it continues to recover its programme and audience levels over the coming months.
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.
Peter Ireson, Venue Director for the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall (TRCH), said:
“Whilst we are proud to be able to bring an autumn and winter programme containing our usual level of high quality, nationally significant and diverse events to Nottingham, it is undeniable that TRCH is still operating in an extremely challenging and uncertain environment.
“Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, this vital funding from the Culture Recovery Fund will help to ensure we can remain financially viable throughout this challenging period and into 2022, when we anticipate our audience numbers and programme of events will continue to rebuild towards pre-pandemic levels.
“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has already returned to see a show here since we reopened in June. Seeing our audiences return to enjoy live performance once again has been an utter joy, and illustrates just how important the arts are to our wellbeing and happiness, especially in these difficult times.”
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 art 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”.