York Theatre Royal – Successful Arts Council Bid

York Theatre Royal awarded National Portfolio Organisation status 2018-22

York Theatre Royal is thrilled to announce it has been successful in its application to Arts Council England (ACE) to become a National Portfolio Organisation 2018-22.

The funding awarded covers a four year period and gives the organisation just over £587,000 a year – a total grant of £2,349,016. The theatre is already a National Portfolio Organisation for 2015-18 and this new grant allows it to continue to fulfil its mission and inspire its community through the creative arts.

Ann Green CBE, chair of the Trustee Board said ‘We are delighted that we have been successful in our bid for four year funding. This award from Arts Council England ensures that we can continue to run a successful and thriving theatre for the people of York. Over the next four years we will be focussing on developing a number of exciting new partnerships as well as continuing our relationship with our community.’

Chief Executive Liz Wilson said: ‘It is just over a year since we reopened our doors following our major multi-million pound transformation, and we have just celebrated one of the most memorable years to date. This award allows us to make sure the next four years will be just as inspiring. We will be producing and presenting an eclectic range of performing arts, from pantomime and children’s theatre to classic adaptations, new work and contemporary dance. Much of our produced work will be developed in partnership with theatre producing companies from across the country and we will continue to welcome the UK’s best touring companies as well as supporting new and emerging artists.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank our audiences, sponsors, volunteers and patrons who have given us their endless enthusiasm, loyalty and generosity as well as the Arts Council for their continued support.’;

The Theatre is one of 844 successful organisations sharing a total of £409 million every year between 2018-22 to support arts and cultural activity across England. This includes £341 million of grant-in-aid and £68 million of National Lottery funding.