New fundraising appeal at Nottingham Playhouse

Published: 5 April 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Facing difficult time: Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse has begun a new fundraising campaign to secure money for the overall running of the theatre.

Chief executive Stephanie Sirr said, “like so many charities, Nottingham Playhouse is facing a difficult time: 70% of our income comes from ticket sales and, as we’re currently unable to put on productions, we’re left in a precarious position.

“Donations to our Curtain Up appeal will help to revive the great work for which we are known and cherished.”

Artistic director Adam Penford added, “for 70 years, Nottingham Playhouse has entertained and sparked creativity in our city and the East Midlands. Not only do we produce celebrated plays and great nights out, we do a huge amount of work in the community with people of all ages and backgrounds.

“We also offer employment to a large staff team and many more freelance theatre makers who’ve been hit hardest by this crisis. For all these groups we need to continue to thrive into the future."

Donations to the Curtain Up fund can be made at the Nottingham Playhouse web site.