Information for people working in the arts

The impact of COVID-19 is a critical threat to the livelihoods of all those who work in the arts.

If you work in theatre, we encourage you to check out the following guidelines and sources of support:

The Theatre Artists Fund
The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector.

SOLT & UK Theatre: Theatre Support
Support and advice for theatre professionals during coronavirus.

Arts Council England: COVID-19 support
The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures put in place by Arts Council England to address the coronavirus crisis.

GOV.UK: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mayor of London: Culture at Risk
A list of sector-specific information, advice and support schemes from across this network.

If you need to get in touch with someone from Arcola Theatre, please contact and we will help as much as we can.