Culture Recovery Fund

October 12 2020

Miracle Theatre receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Miracle Theatre has been awarded £71,700 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

Miracle Theatre is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

“This funding is a vital boost for the theatres, music venues, museums and cultural organisations that form the soul of our nation. It will protect these special places, save jobs and help the culture sector’s recovery. 

“These places and projects are cultural beacons the length and breadth of the country. This unprecedented investment in the arts is proof this government is here for culture, with further support to come in the days and weeks ahead so that the culture sector can bounce back strongly.”

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

“Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages. This life-changing funding will save thousands of cultural spaces loved by local communities and international audiences. Further funding is still to be announced and we are working hard to support our sector during these challenging times.”

Miracle Theatre has been touring small-scale theatre across South West England, since 1979. Utilising places and spaces, indoors and out, it has been reaching into the heart of rural communities for over 4 generations.

Artistic Director, Bill Scott, said:

Now we will have the means to continue collaborating with the wonderful creative individuals – actors, designers, technicians, set builders, musicians and writers – whom Miracle Theatre relies upon to produce its work and give it purpose. We will have the resources to develop ways of making live performances safe for audiences and artists and to resume a full programme of activities for 2021, engaging with communities across the Southwest.