The Arts Council have granted the theatre the grant to help support its move to Brixton.
The news of the £3 million grant means that the Ovalhouse theatre are now closer to opening in its new venue in late 2019.
The Arts Council confirmed the award of the grant will be invested in the theatre in tandem with the news that Ovalhouse has secured an offer as a National Portfolio Organisation with a revenue grant for 2018-22. This contribution will mean that the company will be able to build an exciting range of activities towards the opening of the new building as they plan to ‘arrive and thrive’.
This new building is designed by Foster Wilson Architects and will include seven rehearsal spaces and two studio theatres as well as access to all areas for disabled visitors.
Talking about the news Ovalhouse’s Director, Deborah Bestwick said: “We have always known that this is an ambitious project – to build a new theatre in hard times, but we look at the work of our artists, and know that we are investing in the future. This grant unlocks that future.”
Meanwhile, Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “The Arts Council is pleased to support Ovalhouse’s move to Brixton. The company does excellent work for the development of diverse artists and young people, and this represents a strong opportunity to develop a cultural hub in south London.”