Shakespeare's Globe Theatre At Risk Of Closure

The theatre has warned it faces the the biggest threat to its future since opening in 1997

Shakespeare's Globe theatre is facing the risk of insolvency and closure because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has been warned.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has called for more support to be given to institutions and individuals in the creative industries.

Conservative MP Julian Knight, who chairs the committee, said in a letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that it would be a "tragedy" if the London theatre were to close.

"Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned institution and not only part of our national identity, but a leading example of the major contribution the arts make to our economy," he said.

"For this national treasure to succumb to Covid-19 would be a tragedy."

Published:19/05/2020 by Radio NewsHub