It is with profound regret that we inform you that THE DAVID HALL
in South Petherton has had to temporarily close its doors. This is a result of the corona virus, which has led to theatre/venue closures across the UK.
PETHERTON ARTS TRUST (PAT), which owns and runs The David Hall, is not supported by Arts Council England or any other funding body and therefore relies solely on ticket revenue and fundraising to survive. Due to the current health crisis we are facing an uncertain future and seek support from our loyal audience members, followers and artists.
The financial status of The David Hall has become a huge concern as even at the best of times, we have very few funds to drawn on. PAT has, therefore, been forced to put on hold the maintenance work The David Hall requires, as well as plans to increase, and modify, its facilities. Hopefully, we shall be able to afford the maintenance work before winter sets in.
We have teamed up with the Music Venue's Alliance with a national fundraising campaign to www.saveourvenue.co.uk.#saveourvenue. We encourage that artists and audience members help raises funds for The David Hall.
You donations will be split 50/50 between PAT's ability to programme memorable events of music, theatre, film, and community as well as undertake the vital maintenance work needed on our Grade 2 listed building. Financial support is essential to the continuation The David Hall and our ability to provide access to the arts and entertainment in South Somerset.
We are hoping to raise £10,000 towards the costs incurred in continuing with our mission and any donation, no matter how small, will play a huge part in the future of our venue and on our local rural community.
A sincere "Thank you" from everyone at The David Hall in South Petherton.