RSC receives grant from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

RSC receives grant from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
Andrew Lloyd Webber has had a series of health problems in recent years; this week he was hospitalized briefly to undergo a procedure on his back. (Dave Hogan / Getty Images)

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded more than $127,000 to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The grant is to help the company's outreach arm, which brings the Bard's work to children in underprivileged schools.

Other beneficiaries from the foundation's recent round of funding include the Islington Community Theatre, Half Moon Young People's Theatre and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.


"We are delighted to continue supporting projects and initiatives which provide high-quality tuition in the arts and heritage, and make an impact in communities across the U.K.," said Madeleine Lloyd Webber, trustee for the foundation.

Since 2011, the foundation has given $11 million to organizations across Britain with a focus on promoting children's artistic talents.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is known for blockbuster stage musicals such as "Evita," "Cats," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." Madeleine Lloyd Webber is his wife.