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Website launches to support theatre professionals during coronavirus outbreak

UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre have launched theatresupport.info to “centralise information” about how to support the theatre industry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Both organisations met with leading charities supporting the sector on Monday, with the microsite aiming to “signpost useful resources and support” for anyone working in theatre industry who is struggling due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

A statement on the website reads: “In light of the closure of many UK theatres due to the Covid-19 virus, leading theatrical charities have come together to centralise information about how and where you can access support if you work in the theatre industry.

“We are aware that concerns will be around mental heath, finance and more.

“Please choose wisely where you apply, only applying to foundations whose specific remit you meet, as applications are very high at the moment and this will enable us to help as many people as possible during this unprecedented time.”

Organisations listed on the website include ArtsMinds, Until the Curtains Rise and the Dance Professionals Fund.

A 24/7 helpline is also available for those who need it, and can be reached on 0800 915 4617 and advice@theatrehelpline.org.

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