Andrew Lloyd Webber is donating more than £380,000 to arts education projects across the UK, through his philanthropic foundation.
The Royal Ballet School will receive £180,000 to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A £75,000 grant will go to Creative & Cultural Skills to train technical theatre staff.
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting a new generation of people entering the arts.
Foundation trustee Madeleine Lloyd Webber, the wife of Lord Lloyd-Webber, said: “The Foundation is delighted to be able to support such a diverse range of arts education initiatives as we feel it is hugely important to encourage the next generation of artistic talent.
“The UK is currently a global leader in the arts, and by investing in programmes to train young artists, we hope our country can continue to be a creative force.”
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