The Hall for Cornwall (HfC) is to receive more than £340k in the latest round of funding announced today by the Arts Council.
The award of the Stage One Arts Council Capital Grant is being seen as an important first step in the Hall’s redevelopment plans to reconfigure the “tired” Grade II listed building.
Phil Gibby, Arts Council England’s area director for the south west, said: “This award will help Hall for Cornwall further develop their exciting plans for a major refurbishment of Cornwall’s principal theatre.
“By investing £344,995 through our National Lottery-funded Capital programme, we are supporting the organisation to move forward with a project that will secure their role as a leading regional theatre and a centre for Cornwall’s burgeoning cultural economy.”
HfC’s chief executive, Julien Boast, said: “This is a great result for everyone who works and comes to enjoy Hall for Cornwall’s work.
“We are delighted that Arts Council England has invested in our redevelopment and future growth. Our ambitions for the building will not only add enormous value to our programming and income potential, but enable us to create a truly vibrant cultural centre for the county and the wider south west.”