Hull Truck theatre gets extra £250,000

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Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The financially troubled Truck theatre in Hull has been given a £250,000 helping hand.

The money – an emergency payment from Arts Council England – will mean it can keep going in the “foreseeable future”, its accountants said.

The Truck started to struggle after a 2009 move into a £15 million new home but it is set to take centre stage when Hull takes on the City of Culture role in two years’ time.

The Arts Council has already put a substantial amount of money into helping the theatre, including £1.75 million in rescue cash from 2011 onwards.

The Truck gets over £540,000 a year in ordinary Arts Council funding and that is set to go up from April by £250,000 per annum.

Its new emergency money, to cover the 2014-15 financial year, is the eighth payment made under a system for the Arts Council to get involved where there is severe and immediate risk to an organisation for monetary reasons.

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Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015 by The News Editor

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