What Will It Take To Save British Theatre?

British Vogue

11 Jun 2020

by Sarah Crompton

As the Arts Index survey from the National Campaign for the Arts, published in early June, points out, the past decade of cuts has made British organisations almost uniquely vulnerable to a prolonged period of closure. Where theatres in Germany, for instance, are effectively supported by the state – which has rushed in to bolster them post-coronavirus – in the UK, arts organisations have become increasingly reliant on earned income, as both public subsidy and business sponsorship have fallen.