Cambridge Arts Theatre Receives Second Round Of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund


Cambridge Arts Theatre is delighted to receive a second grant of £459,907 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).

In October 2020 Cambridge Arts Theatre was awarded £985,000 as part of the Culture Recovery Fund’s first tranche, which secured the Arts Theatre’s immediate future. The second round of funding will enable the Theatre to pay ongoing running costs of the building, continue to support staff as they plan for the Theatre’s imminent reopening and ensure that operations are COVID-secure as audiences are welcomed back to the Theatre.

Dave Murphy, Chief Executive at Cambridge Arts Theatre, said: “Everyone at Cambridge Arts Theatre is delighted and relieved to receive a further tranche of funding from the Culture Recovery Fund. It has been a difficult year for the industry, but this vital grant will enable us to lift the curtain and launch our Summer 2021 season. We are working very hard to bring the theatregoers of Cambridgeshire a fantastic, varied and entertaining season and cannot wait to welcome our audiences back to our Theatre once again.”

Cambridge Arts Theatre is one of over 2,700 cultural and heritage organisations across the country receiving urgent support. So far, the Government has financed over £1.2 billion across grants, capital and repayable finance from the Culture Recovery Fund, administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The Culture Recovery Fund aims to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover. The CRF forms part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s #HereForCulture campaign to protect jobs, restart performances and create work for freelancers.

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