The Theatres Trust has announced the first 20 theatres supported through their Theatre Reopening Fund.
The grant scheme was established earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support theatres with the additional costs associated with reopening after a prolonged period of closure, and to meet current COVID-safe requirements.
Two of the 20 theatres are members of the LTG. They are:
The Theatre Reopening Fund has been made possible thanks to the generous support of funders: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust, Judy Craymer CBE, Soho Estates, The Basil Samuel Charitable Trust, The Foyle Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, The Swire Charitable Trust, Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Theatre Super Auction.
They are currently raising additional money for this grant scheme through the #SaveOurTheatres campaign in partnership with Crowdfunder.
Theatre Reopening Fund will continue to accept applications for grants of up to £5,000 until at least the end of 2020, with the possibility that the scheme will be extended into 2021 subject to demand.