We are incredibly grateful and relieved to have been given a grant of £246,440 from the Culture Recovery Fund, thanks to Arts Council England, H M Treasury and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
This essential support will enable us to look ahead with renewed hope and ambition and invest in the resources we need to welcome people back to Tobacco Factory Theatres in the near future.
From artists and audiences, to our members and all who participate in our Get Involved programme, we have sorely missed all of the human connections, theatrical moments and creative adventures we would usually have shared with you. You will be at the heart of our plans to come.
We have been honoured and moved by everyone who has stood alongside us during the last seven months. Your generous donations and your words of reassurance and inspiration have been vital in ensuring the survival of Tobacco Factory Theatres – thank you.
“In April, Tobacco Factory Theatres faced a serious threat of permanent closure. This news offers us the confidence that we can remain afloat, through what continues to be an immensely challenging time for our sector and for society in general. We will be forever grateful to everyone whose support kept us going to this point. We also want to pay tribute to our extraordinary staff team who have been through so much, made generous sacrifices and worked against the odds. We will work hard to ensure that the benefits of this funding are felt by audiences, freelance artists and all the communities with whom we work. In our theatre’s history there has never been a more important time to provide shared creative experiences and joy.”
Mike Tweddle, Artistic Director
David Dewhurst, Acting Executive Director
Tobacco Factory Theatres
We look forward to sharing our plans and further updates in the coming weeks.
Posted on 17 October 2020