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Theatres: Kent

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Arts Council England's regional theatre policy on theatres in Kent. (195143)

Arts Council England is responsible for assessing the impact of its policies on individual art forms.

Arts Council England does recognise the potential effect of its investment strategy on theatre in Kent. The Arts Council is committed to making the highest quality arts available to the widest possible audience throughout Kent and is currently exploring a number of ideas on how best to build theatre activity in the area.

Arts Council England will continue to support organisations such as the New Marlowe in Canterbury, Margate Theatre Royal, Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, and the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells through a number of schemes including Grants for the Arts, the Arts Councils scheme for funding one off projects to individuals and organisations.