Leicester Haymarket will shut for year to clear £500,000 deficit
By Maev Kennedy for The Guardian
The Leicester Haymarket, one of the most admired regional theatres in Britain, announced last
night that it is to close for up to a year, in a last ditch attempt to clear an accumulated
deficit heading towards £500,000.
The closure is precisely the kind of crisis management that the Arts Council's theatre review,
which secured a £25m increase in funding particularly targeted at regional theatre and new work,
was intended to end.
The theatre won a string of awards for its work, and its shows regularly toured or transferred:
its production of the musical On Your Toes is coming to the South Bank in London this summer. click for more