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Arts Council Emergency Response Fund

Posted on: Monday 01 June 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council which owns and manages the Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel Theatre has secured £35,000 from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund to support the re-launch of the venues as and when the current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, hopefully later this year.

The grant of £35,000 is made possible with thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Chesterfield Theatres can’t wait to get back to delivering the full range of shows and events that our growing audiences from near and far have come to expect. Our Theatres’ team are already considering how best to use the funding so that when the time is right for us to reopen, we will be in a position to create more memorable experiences for our theatregoers.”

The Theatres’ broad range of events, which includes drama, musicals, dance, comedy, concerts, talks and cinema came to an abrupt halt midway through March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Income from ticket sales, bar sales and venue hire are integral to the Theatres’ survival. The emergency funding will fund essential marketing costs to help the Theatres’ reach out to customers, old and new, and highlight some of the great shows planned for when lockdown measures are eased.

The Pomegranate and The Winding Wheel theatres are still subject to Covid-19 restrictions, but a series of Autumn shows are currently available to book including the Pomegranate Theatre’s hit Christmas Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast

Media enquiries
Please contact Robin Mears, communications and marketing officer at Chesterfield Borough Council, on 01246 345250 or email robin.mears@chesterfield.gov.uk.

Arts Council Emergency Response Fund

Chesterfield Borough Council which owns and manages the Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel Theatre has secured £35,000 from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund to support the re-launch of the venues as and when the current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, hopefully later this year.

The grant of £35,000 is made possible with thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Chesterfield Theatres can’t wait to get back to delivering the full range of shows and events that our growing audiences from near and far have come to expect. Our Theatres’ team are already considering how best to use the funding so that when the time is right for us to reopen, we will be in a position to create more memorable experiences for our theatregoers.”

The Theatres’ broad range of events, which includes drama, musicals, dance, comedy, concerts, talks and cinema came to an abrupt halt midway through March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Income from ticket sales, bar sales and venue hire are integral to the Theatres’ survival. The emergency funding will fund essential marketing costs to help the Theatres’ reach out to customers, old and new, and highlight some of the great shows planned for when lockdown measures are eased.

The Pomegranate and The Winding Wheel theatres are still subject to Covid-19 restrictions, but a series of Autumn shows are currently available to book including the Pomegranate Theatre’s hit Christmas Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast

Media enquiries
Please contact Robin Mears, communications and marketing officer at Chesterfield Borough Council, on 01246 345250 or email robin.mears@chesterfield.gov.uk.