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New Fundraising Total Announced

New Fundraising Total Announced

In October 2014 York Theatre Royal launched a public appeal, calling on the people of York to help raise the last £500,000 of the much needed £4.1million investment into the interior of the important and historic building. In the last 4 months over £200,000 has been raised, thanks to the generous donations of individuals, audiences, local businesses, schools and community groups including the Friends of York Theatre Royal. The fundraising target now stands at £284,000.

Liz Wilson, Chief Executive of the Theatre said:
I am very grateful to everyone who has supported us over the last few months. Bucket collections during performances have raised over £30,000, Primary schools have been holding non-uniform days and groups have been busy making and selling crafts to help the theatre achieve its target. This is a real community effort.

York Theatre Royal will close its doors for 8 months on 17 March 2015. The Theatre’s Capital Project, the first in almost 50 years, will see a transformation of the front of the building and a remodelling and refurbishment of the front of house areas, making them more accessible and better able to meet the needs of a 21st century audience. The seats in the auditorium will be replaced and a new stage built to improve the audience experience and comfort. Essential health and safety and environmental improvements will also be made.

It is so important that we all work together to ensure the ongoing sustainability and success of this Grade II* listed building. We hope that more people will want to get involved in supporting our Fundraising Appeal to help us to continue to produce world class theatre in our city for many years to come.

The theatre is urging people who would like to fundraise for the Capital Project to get in touch with the Development Team. An online crowdfunding day will also take place on 23rd February and people can also donate by text, through the website, and in person.

Prior to October, York Theatre Royal had raised £3.6 million thanks to an Arts Council England award of £2.9 million, along with contributions from City of York Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, The Feoffees of St Michaels, Spurriergate and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Whilst the theatre is closed York Theatre Royal will be taking up residency at the National Railway Museum to produce a large scale community production, In Fog And Falling Snow and the award winning The Railway Children will return, with Martin Barrass already cast as Mr Perks.