Cheltenham theatre welcomes rescue package
7 July 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme
Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre has joined organisations across the country in welcoming the government’s announcement of a support package for the arts and cultural sector.
Mark Goucher, chief executive of the Everyman Theatre, said, “this announcement is welcome news for an industry that’s been put in real distress by ongoing closures.
“We hope to get clarity soon on how we can access this support and use it to continue our vital education and community outreach work and support the 100-plus staff that we employ in Cheltenham.
“The Everyman is a key cultural, entertainment and economic contributor to Gloucestershire and we want to do everything possible to make sure we remain ready to be part of the town and county’s recovery.”
Work is continuing at the Everyman to reschedule events that have been postponed or cancelled. The theatre’s education and community team will still operate a musical theatre summer school in August, offering young people the opportunity to work alongside theatre professionals for a week which will culminate in a production staged and recorded behind closed doors.