Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation awards more than £83,000 to eight organisations

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Oldham Coliseum is one of eight organisations that have been awarded a share of £83,295 from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

The theatre will put its £15,000 towards its education partnership scheme, allowing 450 people aged 16 to 18 to attend workshops in acting, directing, set design and musical theatre.

Other organisations that have received money today include the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians, which will use its £18,295 to create partnerships between music services and arts groups, and Barn Theatre Trust, in Welwyn Garden City, which has been given £10,000 towards extending anding refurbish its rehearsal room.

Seaham Music Academy in Tyne and Wear has received £10,000 to provide music tuition to people in the local community, while Halle Concerts Society has also been awarded £10,000 towards turning a disused church into a rehearsal and performance space.

Other organisations that have received funding include the Lakes School in Cumbria, the Canonbury School Foundation and Vale Royal Juniors Drama Group.

Madeleine Lloyd Webber, trustee for the foundation, said: “We’re delighted to announce our support of these eight new projects from across the UK, all of which aim to make arts more accessible to young people.”