The theatre will receive £600,000 in funding from ACE for 1212/1213 with inflationary increases for the subsequent two years.
Chief Executive and Artistic Director Kevin Shaw said: “I am delighted that the Arts Council has demonstrated such confidence in the Coliseum, enabling us to continue and develop our work both on stage and in the community. This is tempered by the fact that some very tough decisions have had to be made about levels of funding for our colleagues across the country.”
In addition Executive Director David Martin commented: “This is excellent news for the Oldham Coliseum. The increase in core funding that has been awarded to the theatre is a testament to the skill and dedication of our staff team, volunteers and trustees. It is also recognition of the position of the Coliseum in the cultural life of the borough of Oldham and the North West.”