YTR and Cultural Recovery Fund

York Theatre Royal to receive £294,952 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

York Theatre Royal is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund

This award will support the delivery of York Theatre Royal’s community focused winter programme

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including York Theatre Royal in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

York Theatre Royal has been awarded a grant of £294,952. 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.

Tom Bird, Chief Executive of York Theatre Royal said:

“We are delighted and grateful for this grant from DCMS, which supports our recovery and underpins a hugely exciting winter programme at York Theatre Royal. This award allows us to continue to help the people of York enjoy the benefits of a creative life.”

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 arts 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”.