Theatres around the country lit up red again last night to show support for the events and live entertainment industries.

The online campaign called #LightItInRed was started by Clearsound Productions Ltd and Backstage Theatre Jobs, with the aim to highlight the 25,000 businesses and 500,000 industry professionals facing difficult times. 

This comes as the Government announced a £1.57bn rescue package to protect England’s arts, culture, and heritage industries, with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland also set to receive £97m, £59m and £33m, respectively.

The event organisers said in a statement: “While we welcome the rescue package from the Government, we await clarification about what this means for freelancers, suppliers and those in the wider theatrical and events industry.