Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announces £400m arts funding
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Six West End theatres will share almost £900,000 in government funding to get Covid ready ahead of re-opening.
Nimax Theatres, which operates venues including the Palace Theatre and the Lyric, will get the money from the Culture Recovery Fund to pay for Covid-testing equipment, deep cleaning and staff training.
It is part of another £400 million in government grants and loans given to more than 2,700 organisations as part of the wider £1.2 billion fund.
Also in line for funding is the Glastonbury Festival, which is receiving £900,000, and East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema which is receiving £138,333 as part of the wider £6.5 million awarded by the BFI to independent cinemas.