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Repertory Theatres

Volume 175: debated on Monday 2 July 1990

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To ask the Minister for the Arts what information he has on the financial position of the repertory theatres in London and the regions.

At the end of March, cumulative deficits for building-based drama companies funded directly by the Arts Council represented about 6 per cent. of their total turnover. This figure conceals a wide variation in the performance of individual companies and takes no account of this year's substantial increase in Arts Council grants.