Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) today announces it has received confirmation that its funding in the latest round of National Portfolio Funding from the Arts Council England will remain in place for the next 4 years. From 2018-2022, NST will receive an annual grant of £974,350. The funding announcement comes as the organisation prepares to move into its new city centre venue NST City later this year, which will run alongside the existing venue NST Campus at the University of Southampton, allowing the organisation to fulfil its plans to expand and diversify its programming.
Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres Sam Hodges said today, “It is a great endorsement for us as an organisation to receive this Arts Council England funding – it acts as recognition of our hard work over the last few years but it also provides stability and motivation as we gear up to take over our new building NST City. We’d like to send a huge thank you to Arts Council England and we can’t wait to use this funding to offer more top-quality theatre to more people in Southampton and around the UK.”