It is great news that Louth Playgoers Society, who run Louth Riverhead Theatre, have been awarded £50,000 as part of the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). They run an excellent range of events and performances at the local community owned venue, as well as the Youth Theatre and Riverhead Producers programmes. The team made up almost entirely of volunteers do vital work and this funding will help further their promotion of the arts in the community.
Made up almost entirely of volunteers, the organisation brings a dedication and enthusiasm to the cultural events that they provide. This funding will help them to continue to keep the theatre open to the public, as they are adapting performances to be run in a socially-distanced manner.
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:
“Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages. This life-changing funding will save thousands of cultural spaces loved by local communities and international audiences. Further funding is still to be announced and we are working hard to support our sector during these challenging times.”