Culture Recovery Fund


We are incredibly grateful to the Chancellor, the Culture Secretary, HM Treasury, the DCMS and Arts Council England for the grant our independent theatre will receive through the Culture Recovery Fund.

As a registered charity in receipt of no regular public subsidy, this injection of recovery funding is crucial to safeguard our immediate future. It will allow us not just to stay solvent but to continue our online artistic programme and education projects for beneficiaries. This will, in turn, allow us to go on employing staff and, through the projects we deliver, pass on funds to the freelance creative community who continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

As we look towards the future, we do so with hope and belief that the cultural sector will recover and be able to play its part in reviving the spirits of the nation. We want to thank all those, alongside government – audiences, supporters and participants – who have journeyed with us so far. For all of us, this time of crisis is not over, but today’s news is a huge step forward in our efforts to rebuild.

Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director
Kate Varah, Executive Director
The Old Vic

The Old Vic gratefully acknowledges support through the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England