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Liverpool Philharmonic has been awarded £750,000 from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme

Liverpool Philharmonic welcomes funding from Arts Council England which will be used for improvement works to the stage at Philharmonic Hall.

Liverpool Philharmonic to benefit from a share of £24.2 million through Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme which will go towards building works and the purchase of equipment and other assets to improve access, seize on technological opportunities and reduce environmental impact.

Liverpool Philharmonic will receive £750,000 from Arts Council England, thanks to its Government-funded Capital Investment Programme. The funding will be used to remodel 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 400 concerts and events each year and the improvements to the stage 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.”