Suffolk: Arts Council announces major funding for New Wolsey Theatre and DanceEast but Theatre Royal misses out

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
11:42 AM

There was good news this morning for the majority of East Anglia’s local arts companies with eight out of nine organisations in Suffolk keeping their status as National Portfolio organisations which means they keep their Arts Council funding.

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The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds was the big loser as they were dropped from the list.

The New Wolsey Theatre and DanceEast got a boost in their funding. Others who received the same level of funding or a slight drop were Aldeburgh Music, Eastern Angles, Gecko Theatre Company, HighTide Festival, The Robert Pacitti Company and Tilted Productions.

In Essex Colchester’s Mercury Theatre kept its funding as did the Colchester Arts Centre along with Firstsite art centre.

Read tomorrow’s EADT for a full roundup.

2 comments

  • A very simplistic view RC. The New Wolsley for example recently hosted Oklahoma by the Appeal company and all profits from Appeal go to charity. Oklahoma raised money for FIND and Suffolk Family Carers. The New Wolsley is a very popular theatre and is very accepting if you are disabled so I am very happy for lottery funding to go to this brilliant theatre. It is not easy to run a theatre and keep seat prices as low as possible so everyone can afford to go.

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    royg

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • What a waste of money. Arts places should be self funded, if they can't fund themselves then they're obviously not that popular and we don't need them. Think of the good all that money could have done to actual charities.

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    RC

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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