We were thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture

Like the rest of our industry and many others, Northern Stage has suffered a significant loss of earned income due to Covid-19. This funding is a step on the road to that recovery. We'll use it to work towards safely reopening our building so we can welcome audiences back and start to earn income again, securing jobs and creating work for the skilled freelancers our industry relies on.  

We've been awarded £400k and here's what we’re planning to do with the money:

  • Expand our digital offer for audiences and participants, to increase access and reach during restrictions and beyond
  • Modify our front of house and box office to ensure visitors feel safe and welcome when we reopen
  • Create a Covid-safe backstage working environment
  • Install a new cafe bar

What is #HereForCulture?

#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage. 

#HereForCulture's aim is to make sure that where people are able to visit local culture venues in their communities, they do so in a covid secure way. Plus, with more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us. 

#HereForCulture isn't just supporting the people in the industry, it's supporting communities across the country.

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