The Georgian Theatre Royal is to receive £26,200 from the second round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund
We are delighted to announce that The Georgian Theatre Royal has received a grant of £26,200 from the latest round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. This will help us to re-open our doors after months of closure.
Like so many other performing arts venues, we have been closed for live performances since March 2020 but hopefully we can look forward to launching an Autumn Season in September 2021 with guided tours starting mid-May.
This rescue grant is on top of £52,960 received during the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund in October last year and will continue to support the Theatre’s overheads – normally covered by income from ticket sales and other activities – as well as facilitating plans for a successful re-opening.
The Theatre has been incredibly fortunate to receive a number of generous grants and donations during the past 12 months but these have largely been for specific projects or capital works. The latest grant will help cover day-to-day running costs as well as kick-starting our cultural activities in the months ahead.
“Many people and organisations have supported us during the very uncertain and turbulent times of the past year, from Government agencies to those kind and generous individuals who have sent in donations or declined to accept ticket refunds. This support has safeguarded the future of this amazing little theatre and we can feel very optimistic about its future. It has been in existence since 1788 and hopefully it can now continue to serve its community for many decades to come,” said Clare Allen, the Theatre's Chief Executive.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in this latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund.