National Theatre’s income rises by 43% despite fall in donations

The Royal National Theatre saw its income rise by 43% last year, despite a fall in donations, according to its financial accounts ending 27 March 2022. Overall income rose by £24.5m, from £56.3m to £80.8m, despite donations and legacies falling by £3.1m on the year prior.  Income from the theatre’s charitable activities rose from £3.8m in 2020-21 to £18.3m in 2021-22, which is an increase of 381%.   Other trading activities offered another income boost, going from £3.7m in 2020-21 to £28.1m in 2021-22. “This positive movement relates mainly to the success and receipt of funds relating to our two-year Covid recovery Major Funding Campaign,” the report reads