Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Exchange in Manchester, the Lady Boys of Bangkok are among the latest recipients of emergency government arts funding.
The Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester, The Mayflower in Southampton and Fabric nightclub in London are among the cultural institutions to receive at least £1m in the latest round of grants from the government’s £1.57bn cultural recovery fund.
In total, £75m will be given to 35 organisations, including theatres, museums, music venues and dance companies, among them Rambert (£1.28m), Sadler’s Wells (£2.9m) and the English National Ballet (£3m).
The arts sector has suffered significantly due to COVID-19 restrictions, with many venues closed and many creatives unable to work.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the “vital funding” would secure the recipients’ futures and “protect jobs right away”.
“These places and organisations are irreplaceable parts of our heritage and what make us the cultural superpower we are,” he said.
The government said the grants were being awarded “to places that define culture in all corners of the country”.
Grant recipients in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be announced separately by their devolved administrations.
More than £500m has now been allocated from the Culture Recovery Fund to almost 2,500 cultural organisations and venues.
We are hugely grateful to receive a major grant as part of @DCMS #CultureRecoveryFund allowing us to plan for our future, getting back to bringing Shakespeare's stories to life. #HereForCulture pic.twitter.com/vC7wDXFsyV
— Spookspeare's Globe 👻 (@The_Globe) October 24, 2020
But the £1.57bn emergency arts fund has come too late to save hundreds of talented people from losing their jobs.
Full list of performing arts organisations
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust – £3,000,000
English National Ballet – £3,000,000
Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust – £3,000,000
Norwich Theatre – £3,000,000
The Mayflower Theatre Trust – £3,000,000
The Old Vic Theatre Trust – £3,000,000
Shakespeare’s Globe – £2,985,707
Sadler’s Wells – £2,975,000
The ACC Liverpool Group Limited – £2,972,659
Royal Exchange Theatre Company Ltd – £2,854,444
Performances Birmingham Limited – £2,534,675
BH Live – £2,499,531
Leeds Theatre Trust Limited (Playhouse) – £2,381,547
Sheffield Theatres Trust Ltd – £2,246,000
Northampton Theatres Trust (Royal and Derngate) – £2,112,891
Theatre Royal (Plymouth) Ltd – £1,896,000
North Music Trust (Sage Gateshead) – £1,800,000
Adlib Audio Limited – £1,650,356
Hull City Council – £1,615,725
Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House Ltd – £1,545,163
Bill Kenwright Limited – £1,526,028
Fabric Life Ltd – £1,514,262
Birmingham Repertory Theatre – £1,380,023
Rambert – £1,283,835
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 1982 Ltd – £1,187,530
Exchange Events Ltd (Gandey Productions) – £1,092,503
Lights Control Rigging Productions Ltd – £1,076,179
The Octagon Theatre Trust – £620,232