Royal Court to receive annual Arts Council England funding through new status

Liverpool’s Royal Court is to annually receive Arts Council England funding as it becomes a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) next year.The newly announced recognition for the theatre, which will take effect from April 2018, will give it the same national status as city venues including Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Liverpool ... Read More...

Shakespeare North funding confirmation is ‘huge seal of approval’ for project

Confirmation of a £5 million funding boost for Knowsley’s Shakespeare North Playhouse has been hailed a “huge seal of approval and vote of confidence”.Arts Council England finalised the contribution, which was pledged by the Chancellor in the May 2016 budget, yesterday (10 May).John Flaherty, executive director of place at Knowsley ... Read More...

Unity Theatre postpones reopening until autumn

The Unity Theatre has postponed its reopening following an £845,000 programme of refurbishments.The performing arts venue was originally due to resume operations this month, but will now hold a short ‘soft launch’ summer season in June and July before reopening in the autumn.Events previously scheduled for 5 June and beyond have not ... Read More...