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...

First look at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre transformation

New visualisations showing how Liverpool’s Unity Theatre will look when its redevelopment is complete have been revealed.Theatregoers will benefit from improved front-of-house spaces at the Hope Place venue, which has been working with architects K2 and contractors Vivark to deliver the £845,000 Build Unity Better project.Unity Theatre closed its doors ... Read More...

Royal Court secures £2m for refurbishment

Liverpool's Royal Court has landed £2 million in Arts Council England funding for its ongoing refurbishment programme.The money will go towards 'Act III' of the performing arts venue's transformation, which will see a new 150-seat studio space added to the theatre's basement.The basement venue will host small comedy shows, music events and ... Read More...

Unity Theatre gets funding boost as transformation begins

The Unity Theatre's £845,000 transformation is officially underway following the exchange of contracts between the venue and building firm Vivark.The milestone coincides with a funding boost for the performing arts organisation, which has secured an additional £60,000 in contributions towards its Build Unity Better project.PH Holt Foundation and Garfield Western Foundation have pledged £10,000 and £50,000 ... Read More...

Unity Theatre and Bluecoat awarded Arts Council grants

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre and Bluecoat have been named among the recipients of Arts Council England's Catalyst: Evolve funding.The Unity has been awarded a £133,900 grant to help bankroll its £230,000 creative and organisational development programme, with its fellow arts venue picking up £150,000 for future development.The funding will allow the Unity to ... Read More...