Birmingham Hippodrome has received a £3million grant from the Culture Recovery Fund.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England have today announced that 35 of the country’s major arts and cultural organisations - two thirds of which are outside the capital - are the first to receive grants between £1 and £3million from the government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund.

Birmingham Hippodrome engages with over 500,000 people each year, presenting popular shows, running outdoor events & festivals, and engaging individuals through its education network and other participation projects. The venue is home to Birmingham Royal Ballet, DanceXchange, OneDanceUK and Dance Hub Birmingham. It is currently hosting the Van Gogh Alive digital exhibition.

The grant will enable the venue to reopen parts of the building, support its running costs, and make areas Covid-compliant. It will also allow the Hippodrome to restart its youth companies, engage with school children digitally, and plan and run events across the West Midlands.

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