Coronavirus support for businesses

Culture and Performing Arts

Opening of venues to members of the public

Performing arts including outdoor theatres, opera, dance and music can resume from Saturday 11 July provided they take place outside and with a limited and socially distanced audience.

Guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants is available on the website.

Culture at Risk Business Support Fund

On 30 April 2020 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced a £2.3 million Culture at Risk Business Support Fund to help London's creative and cultural industries at risk due to the impact of Coronavirus. 

Find out more about the Culture at Risk Business Support Fund (PDF)

Pay It Forward

The GLA is offering 100% free fundraising to help businesses raise vital funds and stay afloat, rebuild and recover from COVID-19. A number of cultural venues across London are already benefiting from these scheme. For more information visit: