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Government announcement of investment to protect UK’s arts and cultural organisations

Government announcement of investment to protect UK’s arts and cultural organisations
posted 06 Jul 2020

Oxford Playhouse media statement in response to government announcement of investment to protect UK’s arts and cultural organisations

Oxford Playhouse warmly welcomes the news of the government’s support package and investment in the arts and culture sector. This is a very generous rescue funding package which recognises the vital role the arts play economically and socially across the country. We hope that the package will put the lifeline in place which is so desperately needed for the nation’s theatres, companies, freelance artists and other arts organisations, and look forward to receiving further details. This funding won’t make recovery easy – we will still need the support of the public – but it will make it possible.

We would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to achieve this agreement, particularly Arts Council England and UK Theatre. Oxford Playhouse plays a vital role in the cultural and economic life of Oxford and the region. We look forward to reopening our doors as soon as it is safe to welcome back our audience. Meanwhile we are committed to contributing to creativity locally and nationally, with an extensive programme of participation work being delivered online by the Playhouse team.

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