Tue 23 Nov 2021

Theatre by the Lake to receive £135,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Theatre by the Lake in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced on Friday.

● Theatre by the Lake among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund

● This award will support the theatre to continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic and ensure its sustainability

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has been awarded a grant of £135,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The award will support Theatre by the Lake’s ongoing recovery from the impact of the pandemic and ensure a sustainable future, following its reopening in October.

The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:


“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from. “Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

James Cobbold, Executive Director, said:

We are very grateful for the continued support from Government through the Culture Recovery Fund, which has been essential in supporting TBTL’s reopening and recovery.  

We’re delighted to be opening our magical Christmas production of Tom’s Midnight Garden on 30 November, which runs until 15 January, and we are looking forward to announcing our exciting plans for 2022 early in the New Year.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives.”