Exeter Northcott Theatre given £150,000 grant
Exeter Northcott Theatre has secured a new grant that will see it receive £150,000 over the next three years.
The Michael Bishop Foundation, which supports arts, health and education organisations, has pledged to donate £50,000 to the theatre each year from 2016 to 2018.
Heralding the grant as “wonderful news”, Exeter Northcott chair Lucy Studholme claimed it was “a real endorsement of the progress the theatre has made during this year”.
She added that the theatre was committed to matching the grant total through its own fundraising initiatives.
A spokesperson for the Michael Bishop Foundation said: “We are delighted to be able to support Exeter Northcott. The theatre’s management have articulated a clear and exciting vision for the future of live performance in Exeter and we are very pleased to be able to help them achieve this.”
News of the funding comes after artistic director Paul Jepson announced that the venue will start producing its own shows for the first time in six years.
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