Little Angel Theatre awarded Culture Recovery Fund grant

We are thrilled and relieved to have been awarded a grant of £177,000 as part of the Government’s £400 million Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are one of 2,011 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £261 million of investment has been announced today as part of the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.

This funding will be a lifeline for our organisation and we will use the investment to support our core operations and to continue to create work for our audiences, inspiring a new generation of theatre-goers. We are excited to be making a return to live performances in our venue this summer with a new production, The Smartest Giant in Town, and have more digital work in the pipeline for those who are still unable to visit us in person.

Little Angel Theatre’s Artistic Director, Samantha Lane, said:

“The arts have never been so important to inspire creativity and support wellbeing during this challenging time, especially for children and young people.

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported our organisation throughout this latest closure period, both with donations and messages of encouragement. This investment from DCMS and Arts Council England means we can continue to build organisational resilience and make a difference to the young people – from the local community and across the UK – who have engaged with our work over the past year.”

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

“Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they’ve ever faced. Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”

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

“Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work. We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”