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Royal Shakespeare Company to take a 'hard look' at cuts

The new Royal Shakespeare Theatre is due to open next year
Image caption The new Royal Shakespeare Theatre is due to open next year

The Royal Shakespeare Company said it was going to have to take a long, hard look at next year's programme after the Arts Council announced its cuts.

Arts Council England has announced a four-year plan to cut spending, with a 7% first-year reduction for regularly funded organisations.

An RSC spokesman said based on its current Arts Council grant (£15.9m) the 6.9% equates to around £1.1m.

The Stratford-upon-Avon company said it had to work out what the cut will mean.

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