Liverpool Philharmonic awarded £750,000 from Arts Council

Liverpool Philharmonic will receive £750,000 from Arts Council England, thanks to its Government-funded Capital Investment Programme, as announced today.

The funding will be used by Liverpool Philharmonic towards the cost of remodelling its orchestral stage risers and choir seating area to enhance onstage acoustics, improve the space for musicians and singers to perform at their best, and provide access for those with limited mobility to all areas of the stage.

This funding will enable Liverpool Philharmonic to continue providing high quality creative and cultural experiences for people in Liverpool.

The Capital Investment Programme supports the Arts Council’s mission to ensure communities across the country have the infrastructure where creativity for everyone can thrive. 

Michael Eakin, Chief Executive, Liverpool Philharmonic said, “We are grateful to Arts Council England for their generous support, enabling us to make necessary improvements to our stage at Philharmonic Hall. We present around 250 concerts and events each year on the Philharmonic Hall stage and these will enable us to continue to provide the best quality musical experience for our audiences.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said, “This infrastructure investment will help a whole range of different cultural organisations across England to flourish, increasing opportunities for people to enjoy creatively excellent cultural events close to where they live. It’s particularly important that we’re making this happen in communities where cultural investment has historically been low”.

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Libraries, said, Cultural venues enrich our lives, and it’s vital that their infrastructure matches the excellence of the creative work that goes on inside them. Our funding is helping both to create new venues and to adapt existing ones to make them more accessible, helping to deliver the Government’s plan to make sure that everyone, no matter where they live or what their background, has access to excellent, life-changing cultural opportunities.”

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