We're delighted that Arts Council England have awarded us funding for the next three years, ensuring the bright future of the Belgrade under new leadership.

Arts Council England (ACE) have announced that the Belgrade Theatre Coventry has retained its status as a National Portfolio Organisation, and has been awarded an increase in its core annual funding to £1,229,552 for the period 2023 – 26, under ACE’s new strategy ‘Let’s Create’.

Chief Executive, Laura Elliot, and Creative Director, Corey Campbell, said: “We are absolutely delighted, and hugely grateful to Arts Council England, for awarding us this funding. It’s a huge credit to the team here at the Belgrade, along with Coventry City Council and our other funders, who offer such valued support.

“Over the next three years, this investment will be pivotal in enabling an evolutionary step change for the Belgrade, as we continue to develop our vision. We will lead a ‘people first’ approach; prioritising co-creation and cultural democracy; aiming to be a leading example of an inclusive, learning theatre that sits at the very heart of its community.

“The additional funding will enable us to expand our work into key levelling up areas; build a cultural offer that is developed with and for the people of Coventry and wider region, and proudly share it with the world.”

Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England said: “The Belgrade plays a vital part in the local creative economy, producing great theatre that entertains and inspires us, and we’re delighted to be increasing our investing in them over the next three years. We look forward to seeing their transformative work, particularly with young people and emerging artists, continue to thrive as part of Coventry City of Culture’s legacy.”