It is with huge relief we are able to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £475k from the Culture Recovery Fund announced by DCMS in July this year.
In supporting us with this funding, Arts Council England have acknowledged the hard work of the Theatre’s team and stringent measures taken thus far to ensure our survival. We are incredibly grateful for the faith that they have shown in us.
It is not certain how long theatres will have to remain closed. Theatre Royal Wakefield has some particular challenges around social distancing that need to be solved. So whilst this grant is fantastic news for the performing arts in Wakefield, we will continue our fundraising efforts to ensure that one day, the lights will go back on.