National Theater to scale back productions after pandemic slump


The National Theater stops its productions due to money problems. Still struggling with the fallout from Covid, the NT says it will “reduce activity levels to ensure financial stability” for the next three to four years.

Accounts show the theater’s revenue for the year to March 2022 was £80.8million, compared with £100million pre-Covid. Attendance fell 20 percent while the theater staged just 464 performances, about half its normal number. Content on NT Live has been pushed online during the pandemic.

The Southbank-based venue, Schub, says it is also struggling with the impact of inflation and energy costs, as well as Arts Council funding cuts of nearly £1million a year. Some

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