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Sat 17 Oct 2020

Culture Recovery Fund offers grant to Regent Theatre

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  • Press release

Ipswich Borough Council’s Regent Theatre has been offered a grant of nearly £12m from the  government’s Culture Recovery Fund as part of its ‘Here for Culture’ campaign.

These funds would help see our valuable cultural resource through the difficult time caused by the pandemic through covering some ongoing costs and helping us in the preparation for its reopening.


Says Cllr Sarah Barber, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for the Town Centre, said:


“We are pleased to be offered this grant which will help cover the costs of the Regent Theatre while its closed. We look forward to being able to reopen and once again bring joy and entertainment to customers from Ipswich and beyond. The Regent Theatre is well-loved by the town, Suffolk and beyond and it has an excellent reputation for providing a quality night-out for all.”


Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:


“This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back. Through Arts Council England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time. Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of organisations.


“These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part of the country.”


Chair, Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said:


“Culture is an essential part of life across the country, helping to support people’s wellbeing through creativity and self-expression, bringing communities together, and fuelling our world class creative industries. 


“This latest set of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund builds on those announced recently and will help hundreds of organisations to survive the next few months, ensuring that the cultural sector can bounce back after the crisis.  We will continue doing everything we can to support artists and cultural and creative organisations, with further funding to be announced in the coming weeks.”

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