Theatres Trust respond to latest government funding news for the arts

I’m sure you saw the press release yesterday with funding details for the arts –

In light of this, I’m pleased to share a statement from Jon Morgan, director of Theatres Trust

Jon Morgan comments:

We are pleased that further details have been announced about how some of the government’s £1.57bn arts rescue package will be allocated as swift distribution of this funding is essential to ensure the survival of many theatres. We particularly welcome the reference to smaller organisations and local significance in the DCMS announcement because small theatres outside our major city and town centres play a vital role in the ecology of the theatre sector, as places that nurture new talent and that serve their local communities.