Covid-19

£955K for Ed Theatres

£955K for Ed Theatres

Second wave of Covid funds announced:

Six Edinburgh organisations have received a total of £955,698 as part of the £5m Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, the second round of government support, administered by Creative Scotland and announced on Thursday 24 September 2020.

September 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Help Save the King’s

Help Save the King’s

Capital Theatres in desperate straits:

Edinburgh’s Festival, King’s and Studio theatres have put out an emergency appeal for money and vocal support, in the face of going dark permanently.

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Letter to FM

Letter to FM

Full text of Capital Theatres’ letter to the FM:

This is the full text of the letter sent from Capital Theatres to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

September 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s Double Jeopardy

King’s Double Jeopardy

Jobs or King’s, Capital Theatres tells FM:

Capital Theatres has sent a stark warning to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that without emergency funds it will either have to sack workers or risk the King’s theatre closing for good.

September 10, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
£57m for culture

£57m for culture

Another £57m consequentials allocated:

The Scottish Government has allocated a further £57m of the £97m barnet consequentials reserved for the covid-19 response to the cultural sector.

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Theatres get re-opening date

Theatres get re-opening date

Indicative date set for Sept 14 2020:

Theatres and live music venues will have a limited reopening from Monday 14 September 2020, according to plans announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Holyrood today, Thursday 20 August.

August 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doppler Goes Digital

Doppler Goes Digital

Grid Iron pull planned live performances:

Edinburgh’s Grid Iron has abandoned plans for live outdoor performances of Doppler, pencilled in for later this August. The show will now be presented in digital format.

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Brunton Postpones Panto

Brunton Postpones Panto

Aladdin takes magic carpet to 2021:

The Brunton Theatre has announced that its planned 2020 pantomime, Aladdin, will now take place in 2021 due to social distancing measures because of Covid-19.

August 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Covid-19 money good news for staff and freelancers:

Four Edinburgh venues will share £1,719,200 from the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund to help them stave off insolvency, secure staff jobs and provide opportunities for freelancers.

August 6, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
King’s Panto cancelled

King’s Panto cancelled

Beauty sleeps on until 2021:

The Edinburgh King’s has announced that this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, has been postponed until 2021, with all performances this year cancelled.

August 5, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More