1 July 2014

Arts Council Funding Success

We’re delighted that Arts Council England has awarded Theatre Alibi funding until 2018 in the latest round of funding.

Theatre Alibi Artistic Director Nikki Sved said:

"We’re grateful to the Arts Council England for continuing to support Theatre Alibi’s work. This funding enables us to take adventurous new work to audiences of all ages, and perform in a tremendous range of places, from primary schools and community venues to some of the country’s best-known theatres.

Over the next four years, our plans include touring our highly praised production of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns to theatres across Britain. Every year we’ll also be taking original, high quality productions, like this year’s Mucky Pup, to primary schools in Devon. We’ll reach more than 11,000 children each year, including many who would otherwise have little or no access to theatre because of their parents’ financial circumstances, or where they live. Teachers tell us of the enormous impact our shows have on their pupils – one Head Teacher recently referred to our visits as the highlight of their school year. In the period covered by the funding, the company will also create a new production for adult audiences, Dad Dancing - a piece about the uniting qualities of a good boogie. And we’ll be making a new show for families to tour nationally. Theatre Alibi also runs Emmanuel Hall, providing much needed rehearsal, workshop and meeting space for performing arts organisations in Exeter and beyond. We’re also very grateful to Exeter City Council and Devon County Council for their continued support of the company’s work."