Support Our Work
We receive no public subsidy so can only provide the vital support needed for backstage and front of house theatre workers across the UK with your help.
With only one salaried staff member, we guarantee that we will make every penny count. This means you can rest assured that whether you can afford £5 or £5,000, today or as a gift in your will, it will go straight to someone in need, be it to help prevent homelessness, provide food vouchers or deliver urgent mental health counselling sessions.
Any donation, no matter how big or small, is a practical and valuable way to support our vision. Put simply – it is your donations that make our work possible.
We gratefully accept both one-off and monthly donations. Every day we help people up and down the UK get back on their feet – and it’s all thanks to you.
Become A Friend
Become a friend of the Theatrical Guild and receive a twice-yearly newsletter, which keeps you up to date with how we’re putting your money to good use, an invitation to our AGM, and early access to tickets for our fundraising events. Direct debits renew automatically each year.
The Good Exchange Fundraising Campaign in partnership with Sir Ian McKellen
Many of the people working in backstage and front of house positions in theatres across the UK are low-paid, self-employed or on zero hours contracts, and many, through no fault of their own, have fallen between the gaps for available Government support in 2020/21.
With theatre productions “on hold” and all production work cancelled during that time, there was a growing need to support the individuals whose skills and commitment make up the backbone of the theatre industry.
In response, Sir Ian McKellen generously donated £40,000 from his triumphant 80th birthday tour of theatres across the UK, to help support The Theatrical Guild’s Emergency Fund, helping the vast army of people who work tirelessly to raise the curtain on theatre productions across the UK.
Our promise is that every penny raised on The Good Exchange will be paid directly to the individuals we represent to support them during these difficult times.
LegaciesLeaving a gift in your will is your chance to make a meaningful investment in the long-term future of the theatre industry.
Without the generous donations we receive, we simply could not carry out the work we do, and by including the Theatrical Guild in your will, you will help to ensure that there will always be a safety net for backstage and front of house theatrical workers across the UK who fall on hard times.
For most people, making or amending a will is a very simple process, but we would always recommend that you use a solicitor or a will writing service – it is far too important to risk making a mistake.
Charitable legacies are paid before tax is deducted, so a bequest to the Theatrical Guild will reduce the total amount of inheritance tax due from your Estate.
If you would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7240 6062.