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Arts: Funding

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many, and which, regularly funded theatre-based producing companies in the regions were supported by Arts Council England (ACE) in 2007–08; and how many, and which, ACE plans to support, subject to an appeal process, in 2008–09. [HL1228]

The Arts Council operates at arm's length from the Government and decisions about which arts organisations to fund are entirely for it.

In 2007-08 the Arts Council is supporting 35 regularly funded theatre-based producing companies outside London. These are:

Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Bolton Octagon Theatre

Bristol Old Vic

Chichester Festival Theatre

Colchester Mercury Theatre

Contact Theatre Manchester

Derby Playhouse

Dukes Playhouse Lancaster

Hull Truck Theatre Company

Leicester Theatre Trust

Live Theatre Newcastle

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

New Vic Theatre Stoke

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Northampton Theatres Trust

Northcott Theatre Exeter

Northern Stage

Nottingham Theatre Trust

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Nuffield Theatre Lancaster

Nuffield Theatre Southampton

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

Royal Shakespeare Company

Salisbury Playhouse

Sheffield Theatres

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Theatre by the Lake Keswick

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Watermill Theatre Newbury

Watford Palace Theatre

West Yorkshire Playhouse

York Theatre Royal

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford

In 2008-09 the Arts Council will support 33 regularly funded theatre-based producing companies outside London. These are:

Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Bolton Octagon Theatre

Bristol Old Vic

Chichester Festival Theatre

Colchester Mercury Theatre

Contact Theatre Manchester

Dukes Playhouse Lancaster

Hull Truck Theatre Company

Leicester Theatre Trust

Live Theatre Newcastle

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

New Vic Theatre Stoke

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Northampton Theatres Trust

Northcott Theatre Exeter

Northern Stage

Nottingham Theatre Trust

Nuffield Theatre Lancaster

Nuffield Theatre Southampton

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

Royal Shakespeare Company

Salisbury Playhouse

Sheffield Theatres

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Theatre by the Lake Keswick

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Watermill Theatre Newbury

Watford Palace Theatre

West Yorkshire Playhouse

York Theatre Royal

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford