Princess Theatre's future is secured

Princess Theatre's future is secured

Hunstanton's Princess Theatre heard today that they are to receive funding amounting to £82,819 from the £1.57 billion government package for the arts that was announced in July.

Hunstanton's Princess Theatre applied for funding from the £1.57 billion government package for the arts that was announced in July and described by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a "rescue package' to help cultural, arts and heritage institutions weather the impact of coronavirus.

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Directors Gemma Tandy, Diana Hallard, Brian Hallard and Paul Searle

Celebrating today Brian Hallard said: "The future of the Princess is secure, the application process was rigorous and we are delighted with the grant that enables us to keep our doors open and put on the shows that you love to come and watch.

"The Theatre will now stay in the forefront of Hunstanton’s economy and will help to bring in trade for our local restaurants, shops and accommodation providers.

"With Christmas around the corner our Panto, Mother Goose, will be even more important to all the families in our local area during this difficult time and enabling them to still have a little bit of Christmas magic and tradition."

James Wild MP who met with Paul Searle and Brian Hallard at the Princess recently said today: “Covid restrictions have had a dramatic effect on our theatres and arts venues with reduced audiences and a damaging impact on performers, producers, crew, and everyone involved in putting on productions.

"This grant is welcome news for the Princess Theatre and will help ensure its special place as a valued part of the local community and support the culture sector’s recovery.”

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From left: Paul Searle, James Wild MP and Brian Hallard

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