The Royal Shakespeare Company has promised to support local theatres in the face of ongoing funding cuts.
As the company celebrates a record year, directors at the RSC said they would do what they could to keep the theatre alive.
It comes as the RSC reported a record year for income, despite another drop in funding from Arts Council England, which fell by a further £0.8m to £16.6m.
The regional theatres we work with across the country face more immediate challenges and we will continue to collaborate with and support them where we can.
Great regional theatre is crucial, not just to local audiences, but to the success of the national companies and the West End and we must do all we can to make the case for its future wellbeing.
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