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As a registered charity, we must raise funds of around £160,000 each year to sustain the quality, depth and reach of our work. This is in addition to our Arts Council Subsidy as a National Portfolio Organisation (2018-2022). The core grant we receive from ACE enables our core artistic and educational output; however, we rely on investment from generous individuals, organisations and trusts and foundations to deliver on our ongoing commitments to young people:

  • We want to put more high-quality, relevant theatre in schools at a time when creativity in education is under threat.
  • We want young people to be taken seriously as leaders.
  • We want to stand tall in the Theatre for Young Audiences sector, and for theatre made for and with children and young people to showcase UK theatre at its best.

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Be a Dorothy

Brian Way and Margaret Faulkes started Theatre Centre with a £200 gift from novelist, Dorothy L Sayers, back in 1953. We’re looking for more Dorothys who can support Theatre Centre today. Dorothy’s gift would now be worth £5,423.56 which would pay for a variety of our activities, including:

  • Two weeks of Creative Roots, our creative careers programme, for up to 60 15 to 19 year olds, or
  • A writer’s commission fee to write a brand new play for young audiences, or
  • Two Splash residencies in primary schools with 60 children and their teachers.

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To discuss how you or your organisation could support us, please email dorothy@theatre-centre.co.uk or call the office on 020 7729 3066. Your name doesn’t need to be Dorothy to support us, but that would be a brilliant coincidence 😉

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Theatre Centre would not be where it is now without the generous support of individuals and the many grant-giving trusts and bodies who have helped us stand the test of time.

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