Theatre: Lancashire

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Government funding theatres in Lancashire received in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture)

Government funding for the arts is distributed, within broad guidelines, through Arts Council England. The following figures supplied by Arts Council England provide a breakdown of the information requested.

Arts Council England grant in aid funding to theatre, Lancashire
£
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Dukes Playhouse 261,330 340,000 470,000 481,752 493,796
Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company 67,486 77,609 93,131 106,331 115,960
Nuffield Theatre 10,000 60,000 61,500 63,040
Rose Theatre 8,000 8,000 8,200 8,408
Total 328,816 435,609 631,131 657,783 681,204
Arts Council England lottery funding to theatre and drama activities, Lancashire
£
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Arts Capital Programme 460,000
Regional Arts Lottery Programme 51,097 29,578
National Touring Programme 25,550
Grants to individuals 6,581 3,370 9,330
Grants to organisations 92,966 149,642 135,515
Touring grants 69,609 5,000 4,400
Total 511,097 55,128 169,156 158,012 149,245

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