Ever wondered who pays for the plays? We're thrilled to receive so much support, and we are always seeking out new funding and income opportunities.

We're a registered charity (number 212481) that relies on a mix of income to fund our artistic programme and help us reach the widest possible audience.

In the last financial year (2017/18) our annual income was £66.8m.

Public investment from Arts Council England grants totaled £15.4m, which made up 23% of total funding. The remaining amount we generated ourselves, including box office income (£34.7m) and commercial trading activity and joint ventures such as retail and catering. 

We also raised £4m through corporate sponsorship and charitable donations from private individualstrusts and foundations.

There's more detailed information about our annual accounts in our Annual Review, but this is our how income and expenditure looked last year:

2017 - 2018  income and expenditure diagram


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