Regional Theatres

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd March 2009.

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Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Culture), Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2:30 pm, 2nd March 2009

The Grand theatre in Wolverhampton was not in the final choice that Arts Council England made from an extraordinarily strong field of candidates—so strong, in fact, that it issued more awards than it had originally planned. The Drum, the Repertory and the Hippodrome theatres, along with the RSC in Stratford, are involved in the scheme, and I hope that young people in my hon. Friend's constituency can benefit from that opportunity.

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