£1.57BN Investment To Save Our Theatres Welcomed

After months of uncertainty and amidst fears of mass closures and redundancies from British Theatres and arts institutions, the UK government have confirmed that theatre and the performing arts will have access to a £1.57 billion government investment package designed to help the culture and heritage sectors survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Encore.

Hailed as “the heart of this country” by the PM, the UK’s creative sector will receive what is billed as the “biggest ever, one-off investment in UK culture”.  Johnson said the package will ensure organisations can “stay afloat and support their staff” while they remain closed to audiences.

In a statement following the announcement, Birmingham Hippodrome’s Fiona Allan stated “We are overjoyed to hear the announcement from UK Government will be investing £1.57 billion to protect our nation’s world class cultural, arts and heritage institutions during this time of crisis.. we are now able to turn our focus to rebuilding what we have lost and planning for the future.

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