Luton's Next Generation Youth Theatre 'saved' with a lifeline £57k grant from Arts Council
NGYT co-director David Lloyd said: "The funding has literally saved us. Covid-19 safe sessions will continue and our local freelance team will remain in work.
"We now have the time and resource to consult our young people, as well as industry specialists, about ways in which we can strengthen and protect our long term future."
NGYT is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently-needed support.
£257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.
Chairman of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota added: “Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages. This life-changing funding will save thousands of cultural spaces loved by local communities and international audiences"