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TYNE THEATRE: Grade I listed venue misses out on recovery funding

 

Tyne Theatre & Opera House - Grade I listed venue misses out on recovery funding.

So far, we have been able to stick to the roadmap set out by the Prime Minister for leaving lockdown. From the 17th of May it is hoped that indoor mixing will be allowed to resume with the rule of 6 still in place. This date is also when large venues with enough space will be allowed to open in some capacity, such as cinemas and theatres.

But there are some new concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant, that has seen an increase in infections over the past couple of weeks despite a general decline in cases across the country. Much of the entertainment industry is relying on being able to open again next month to avoid financial ruin, especially those who have been unsuccessful in their bid for government support.

The Tyne Theatre and Opera House has been hugely disappointed to learn that they've missed out on the second round of the Culture recovery fund.

To ease some of the financial stress of maintaining the grade 1 listed building, the not for profit organisation has launched a campaign #SupportTyneTheatre, and are inviting members of the public to get involved through donations, naming a seat, joining the friends club, or volunteering.
£400 million was dished out to over 2,700 arts, culture and heritage organisations for the second round of funding, which will ensure the survival of many. For the Tyne theatre, the reopening of venues next month is crucial, and this will only happen if coronavirus cases continue to decline.


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