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April 2, 2021

Harrogate Theatre receives £91,078 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

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Harrogate Theatre receives £91,078 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 

Harrogate Theatre has been awarded £91,078 as part of the second round of the Governments Cultural Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. This funding will provide financial security as Harrogate Theatre prepares for a safe and welcome return.  

As the theatre looks towards launching new season, this funding will allow the organisation to present culture in new and exciting ways and reconnect with our audience across the Harrogate district. 

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Harrogate Theatre in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. 

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: 

“Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they’ve ever faced. 

Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.” 

David Bown, Chief Executive Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust, said: 

“We are thrilled to receive this funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund. It will allow us to move forward with increasing confidence as we launch our Raise the Roof season by bringing drama, comedy and music to community venues throughout the District in what will be challenging times as restrictions are relaxed.”  

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said: 

“Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work.  

We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”

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