We are pleased that the Government is continuing to invest across the cultural sector through the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund #HereForCulture and grateful that Royal & Derngate will receive further essential grant funding as we take our next steps towards reopening our building to the public. This funding, along with the generous support of our stakeholders and audiences has been a lifeline for us, just as it has for organisations like ours across the country.
We would like to reiterate our thanks to our customers and colleagues for all the support they have given us over the last year as we look forward to welcoming audiences back to Royal & Derngate from 17 May, subject to Government guidelines remaining to plan. We’ve discovered so many vital new ways to engage our communities during this period of forced closure and look forward to building upon these achievements as we open our doors once more.
Jo Gordon, Chief Executive and James Dacre, Artistic Director, Royal & Derngate
*Image from our Olivier Award-winning 2018 production of The Worst Witch