The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, has received a £245,000 grant from the Government as part of the Culture Recovery Fund.
The grant for our local Theatre is part of a wider £257 million fund to help save theatres, arts venues, museums and cultural organisations across England, protecting both jobs and our proud cultural heritage.
Our world-renowned arts and cultural sectors form the soul of our nation, supporting jobs and, in normal years, attracting millions of visitors to places across the country.
That’s why, as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the Government will provide £257 million to more than 1,300 arts organisations in England, helping performances to restart, allowing venues to plan for reopening and protecting jobs and opportunities for freelancers.
The Government are also saving 445 heritage organisations thanks to a £103 million investment from Government.
Those heritage organisations in England have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. That money will go to help restart vital repair and maintenance work on cherished heritage sites, to keep venues open and to save jobs and livelihoods.
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.