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Theatre: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much National Lottery funding Arts Council England has distributed for use on theatre projects in each year since its inception. (245909)

Arts Council England has advised that since its establishment in 1994 the following National Lottery funding has been distributed for use on theatre projects:

National lottery funding to theatre projects

£

1994-95

98,000

1995-96

90,222,423

1996-97

131,098,040

1997-98

66,579,498

1998-99

9,103,336

1999-00

53,628,834

2000-01

24,331,041

2001-02

39,273,730

2002-03

21,756,267

2003-04

78,253,906

2004-05

47,823,833

2005-06

16,082,474

2006-07

16,637,447

2007-08

10,023,637

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much revenue funding there was for theatre in England in each year since 1980. (246418)

The information requested has been received from Arts Council England and is set out in the table. Prior to 2002-03, the Regional Arts Boards were independent bodies and maintained records according to their own systems and requirements. Consequently, compatible figures for the regularly funded organisations portfolio are not available for earlier years.

Arts Council England grant in aid to regularly funded theatre organisations

£000

2002-03

71,669

2003-04

85,501

2004-05

90,692

2005-06

95,032

2006-07

98,098

2007-08

100,575

2008-09

102,864