Nottingham venue’s £682,000 recovery fund boost

Published: 19 November 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Vital funding”: Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Credit: Martine Hamilton Knight

Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall has been awarded £682,000 by Arts Council England in the third round of support from the government’s culture recovery fund.

The award will help to provide “essential financial stability, protecting the historic city centre venue as it continues to recover its programme and audience levels over the coming months”.

Peter Ireson, venue director for the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, said, "while we’re proud to be able to bring an autumn and winter programme containing our usual level of high-quality, nationally significant and diverse events to Nottingham, it’s undeniable that TRCH is still operating in an extremely challenging and uncertain environment.

"Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, this vital funding from the culture recovery fund will help to ensure we can remain financially viable throughout this challenging period and into 2022, when we anticipate our audience numbers and programme of events will continue to rebuild towards pre-pandemic levels.

"We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who’s already returned to see a show here since we reopened in June. Seeing our audiences return to enjoy live performance once again has been an utter joy and illustrates just how important the arts are to our wellbeing and happiness, especially in these difficult times."