Theater Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham receive £ 425,000 grant


The Theater Royal & Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham has received a grant of £ 425,000 from the £ 1.57 billion government fund for the recovery of culture to help the organization recover and reopen.

Over £ 300million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organizations across the country, including the Theater Royal & Royal Concert Hall, as part of the Culture Restoration Fund’s latest round of support, the Culture Secretary announced today.


The Theater Royal & Royal Concert Hall has been closed since March 2020, the longest unplanned closure in its 156-year history. The award announced today will ensure the site is ready to reopen to the public this summer, once national restrictions are lifted, and will help with essential maintenance projects in one of Nottingham’s most treasured historic buildings .

More than £ 800million in grants and loans have already been made to support nearly 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organizations facing the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

“Our record-breaking Culture Restoration Fund has already helped thousands of cultural and heritage organizations across the country survive the most serious crisis they have ever seen.

Now we stand by their side as they prepare to welcome the returning audience through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan to reopen and thrive in the best times to come.

Councilor Dave Trimble, head of the recreation, culture and information technology portfolio at Nottingham City Council, said:

“After so many months of uncertainty and a few false dawns along the way, there is now a real sensation of light at the end of the tunnel. This award will help us immensely, to look forward to spring and summer with confidence and to plan our reopening and recovery.

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