Stamford Shakespeare Company at Tolethorpe Hall
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Stamford Shakespeare Company, with its open-air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall, has launched a fundraising campaign. Its aim is to raise crucial funds to keep the theatre company afloat and to ensure the summer season of plays can continue next year.
The impact of Covid-19 on Stamford Shakespeare Company has been enormous. The Theatre and Hall were closed in March this year and the Company has lost a forecasted £240,000 worth of ticket sales. As a charity who receive no funding from any arts organisations or formal sponsorship, Stamford Shakespeare Company relies on income from tickets sales to fund the productions, maintain the beautiful grounds and upkeep the Grade 2* listed Elizabethan Hall. The future of Stamford Shakespeare Company is now at great risk.
Although the government lifted some of the restrictions on theatres, allowing outdoor venues to re-open with social distancing in place, we have not been able to rehearse, we have not finished the construction of our sets, or the costumes for our actors and therefore our productions could not proceed.
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Caroline Stephenson,Chair of Stamford Shakespeare Company Board of Directors said:
“We are all so lucky to have this theatre on our doorstep. To date, we have welcomed over a million audience members, to share experiences with friends and family through theatre, giving volunteers a place to be valued, and inspiring young people to dream big.
Losing this wonderful, unique and special place would leave a void in our community. We have been putting on Shakespeare plays for over 50 years and we are determined that Covid-19 will not put an end to this, but without the help from the community, we will not survive.
We are enormously grateful to our patrons and overwhelmed by their continued generosity and kindness. We now need you more than ever.”
Three of our amazing actors, Steph Collins, Bex Key and Cami Carter, took to the roads round Tolethorpe to run a half marathon
Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to raise an amazing £5,600 towards our fundraising appeal.
We launched the Save Your Theatre campaign on Friday 28th August and our online donation site, Just Giving/Stamford Shakespeare Company/SaveYourTheatre, went live.
It was a busy market day in Stamford and two SSC members, Sandy Thompson and Kathryn Wanless, dressed as characters from our 2018 production of The School for Scandal, wandered through the market raising awareness of the campaign.
We launched our SAVE YOUR THEATRE campaign on a busy market day in Stamford town centre.
If you would like to make a donation to help save Stamford Shakespeare Company, you can donate via Just Giving, cheque or electronic bank transfer.
Thank you for your support.
Our fundraising is hosted by Just Giving under Stamford Shakespeare Company/Save Your Theatre
Please make your cheque payable to:Stamford Shakespeare Company
And post it to:Stamford Shakespeare CompanyTolethorpe HallLittle CastertonStamfordPE9 4BH
Account Name:Stamford Shakespeare Co
Account No:9083 2324
Fundraising & Donation enquiries:firstname.lastname@example.org
Press & Media enquiries:email@example.com
Stamford Shakespeare Company: www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk
Registered Address:Stamford Shakespeare CompanyTolethorpe HallLittle CastertonStamfordPE9 4BH
Registered Charity No.: 273859
Company No.: 1305975
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Thank you for your support.
Our online fundraising is hosted by Just Giving.