A few days ago, culture secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that it may not be until November that venues will know if they can reopen without social distancing.
In its annual report published yesterday, the Arts Council England writes: "We will not be able to save every organisation. Every loss is regrettable and will be keenly felt by the people these organisations employ, the artists they commission, and the communities and audiences they serve. However, by providing £140 million for organisations across these two Emergency Funds, we hope to have provided a buffer from the immediate financial shock, to preserve the foundations of our cultural infrastructure and ensure that we lay the best possible groundwork for a recovery."
Last night, hundreds of theatres across the UK lighted themselves in red.
Red Alert is a campaign to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector which employs over circa 1,000,000 highly skilled people in the UK, all of whom have had no work for the past four months with little likelihood of restarting until Spring 2021.
Let's save out theatres!