Sunday, 05 July 2020
Royal Opera House view of the stage from a balcony seat

Sector leaders have responded with a mixture of relief and gratitude for a Government package that will secure the medium-term future of many organisations on the brink of permanent closure, but others believe the announcement leaves many questions unanswered.

A £1.57bn rescue package in the form of emergency grants and loans has been announced by the Government. The money is the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture, and will provide a lifeline to culture and heritage organisations that will help them stay afloat while their doors are closed. Thousands of theatres, galleries, museums, music venues, live music heritage sites, historic places... read more