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£20,000 captioning grant for Manchester theatres

Published: 8 February 2019
Reporter: David Upton

The Theatres Trust has given its 100th grant to the Greater Manchester theatres consortium to improve access for D/deaf theatregoers.

Seven projects around the country have been awarded a total of more than £100,000 with around £20,000 going to HOME in Manchester, who will work in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre, The Lowry, Z-Arts, Contact, Oldham Coliseum and Bolton Octagon, to purchase and share captioning equipment.

This will give deaf and deafened audiences across Greater Manchester the opportunity to attend more captioned productions and performances in a greater variety of theatre styles.