Theatre

Culture Recovery Fund grants (round 2)

The North East has a wealth of theatre and the arts
Photo from Live Theatre

Arts Council England has announced 2,272 grants totalling £261,582,823 to arts organisations to help them recover from the ravages of the pandemic. Distribution across England was as follows:

East Midlands received 150 grants (6.6%), worth £14,703,381 (5.6%)
East of England: 172 (7.6%), £17,956, 366 (6.9%)
London: 666 (29.3%), £82,896,969 (31%)
North East: 96 (4.2%), £11,196,728 (4.2%)
North West: 245 (10.8%), £27,150,056 (10.4%)
South East: 308 (13.6%), £37,234,586 (14.2%)
South West: 248 (10.9%), £26,772,306 (10.2%)
West Midlands: 217 (9.6%), £23,211,687 (8.9%)
Yorkshire and Humberside: 165 (7.3%), £19,958,923 (7.6%)

Breaking it down further, this means that London got 31% of the cash, the South (including the East of England) 31.4%, the Midlands 16.2% and the North 22.2%.

If we leave London out of the equation, the largest share went to the South East and the smallest to the North East.

(Before we turn our attention to the North East, has anyone else noticed that the number of awards made to London, 666, is the Number of the Beast in Revelations?)

Grants made to theatres and theatrical organisations in the region are:

ARC Stockton – £119,750
Alphabetti, Newcastle – £61,000
Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance – £40,900
Cap-a-Pie, Newcastle – £38,282
Company of Others, Newcastle – £39,100
The Creative Seed, South Shields – £36,000
Curious Arts, Newcastle – £33,540
Curious Monkey, Newcastle – £40,778
The Customs House, South Shields – £125,000
Darlington Hippodrome – £499,306
Equal Arts, Newcastle – £85,000
The Exchange, North Shields – £45,502
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond – £26,200
Headlong Arts, Blyth – £30,041
Highlights Productions, Cumbria, Durham & Northumberland – £28,733
Liberdade (Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle) – £49,801
Live Theatre, Newcastle – £63,588
The Maltings, Berwick – £68,000
Mortal Fools, Prudhoe – £69,995
Middlesbrough Council – £302,500
Northern Stage – £195,000
The November Club, Morpeth – £45,000
NTC, Amble – £34,521
Open Clasp, Newcastle – £36,000
Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham – £71,764
Saltburn Community and Arts Association – £25,000
Skimstone Arts, Newcastle – £48,594
Sunderland Culture – £143,889
Tees Valley Arts – £43,254
Theatre Space NE CIC, Sunderland – £18,764
Théâtre sans Frontières, Hexham – £25,045
TIN Arts, Durham – £72,285
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle – £1,139,617
Unfolding Theatre, Newcastle – £34,000

We have heard that the Tyne Theatre and Opera House’s application for a grant was not successful.

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