90 percent of UK arts chiefs fear hard Brexit

90 percent of UK arts chiefs fear hard Brexit


norman lebrecht

January 06, 2018

A survey of 50 UK arts administrators finds that all but four believe that any impingement on freedom of movement after Britain leaves the EU will devastate their sector.

Paul Roseby, head of the National Youth Theatre said: ‘Brexit is a clear act of self harm, and is scaring our future growth and creative planning.’

Read here.



  • Sue says:

    Brexit, you say? Things are much worse in the US of A!!


  • John G. Deacon says:

    During the late 50s, 60s and early 70s I attended over 250 performances at the ROH (prior to joining the EU) and one was never aware of any difficulties in finding replacement artists that impinged in any way on the standards of the ROH.

    When (and if) there are problems of this nature arising in the future one will find that sensible people find sensible solutions to sorting things out.

    And please, we really don’t need to have a new Piffle Award introduced here – as we had when the Remainers won it hands down with the rubbish they talked over the referendum (saying that those of us living in the EU would lose our pension and health rights….. etc.).

    It’s all sooooo boring. Brexit will be shown to be the best thing to have happened to UK since WWII.