New Seats for Chorley Little Theatre

by Chorley Little Theatre in Chorley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th June 2017 we successfully raised £21,221 with 208 supporters in 49 days

Our auditorium seats are falling apart. We want to replace them with brand-new ones that are comfier and have better legroom.

by Chorley Little Theatre in Chorley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we go over the target we will look to replace the venue's aging heating system too. Even further over and we'll restore the stained glass frontage and refrurbish parts of the building.


Chorley Little Theatre has been open since 1910, and since 1960 has been owned and operated by Chorley Amatuer Dramatic & Operatic Society. Run entirely by volunteers we stage plays, pantomimes, musicals,  youth shows, cinema, event screenings, professional comedy and music and more. Any profits go back into the upkeep of the venue.

With close to 20,000 admissions a year it is well-used by the community and offers something for everyone. But the seats are decades old and need replacing before they break. If they break, we can't fix them, therefore we can't fill the auditorium and we lose income and people miss out on shows. We want to replace the seats before it's too late.

Using our skills, experience, and industry connections we are planning on replacing all the seats in the auditorium over summer. This also involves re-laying the wobbly floor so will leave us with a safer environment as well as comfier seats with more legroom.

This project should not only ensure the future of the venue for many years but by offering more comfort we hope people will come more often and we'll be able to offer more events and experiences.

This is all about ensuring the people of Chorley and surrounding areas continue to have a place to entertain them for years to come, that they will enjoy visiting and happy to support and spend time at.

We are offering a number of rewards for supporting us - whether it be simply buying advance tickets to our own productions, or getting your name on our new WALL OF FAME, there's plenty of incentives. We are a busy theatre, full of hard-working volunteers, and we appreciate everyone who comes to watch our stuff.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£17 or more

13 of 100 claimed

£17 Reward

Become a CADOS Patron – get an exclusive pen, listing in CADOS programmes, advance sales for certain shows (when available), and a credit on our website. Invite to the season launch.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Season Ticket (Autumn 2017). Tickets to all 3 shows of the CADOS Autumn 2017 season: The Rise And Fall of Little Voice, Seasons Greetings, and Whittington! Let us know your preferred seating area.

£30 or more

5 of 150 claimed

£30 Reward

Exclusive printed mug, plus our everlasting thanks (certificate), listing in programmes and a credit on our website

£30 or more

29 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

Joint Patron for couples. Become a CADOS Patron – get an exclusive pen, listing in CADOS programmes, advance sales for certain shows (when available), and a credit on our website. Invite to the season launch.

£55 or more

5 of 100 claimed

£55 Reward

Hoodie! An exclusive, elusive high-quality Chorley Little Theatre hoodie, plus our everlasting thanks (certificate), and a credit on our website

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Super Season Ticket: Ticket to all 3 shows of the CADOS Autumn 2017 season: The Rise And Fall of Little Voice, Seasons Greetings, and Whittington! Plus ticket to all 6 shows in the 2018 Season (January - December)

£80 or more

97 of 230 claimed

£80 Reward

Sponsor a Seat. Your name displayed on our Wall of Fame, plus certificate and credit on the website. We will not be putting a label on specific seats – instead all visitors will see your name on the wall display and you'll be immortalised forever!

£130 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£130 Reward

Star of the Show A1 Poster. A specially-designed poster featuring you as the star of a movie or show of your own choice or creation, framed for display. Measuring 841mm x 594mm

£200 or more

1 of 11 claimed

£200 Reward

Star Appearance in our December 2017 Pantomime. A perfect donation package for a family – you get a family ticket for this year’s pantomime (2 adults, 2 children) plus an ice cream each at the interval. Then one of you (it can be a surprise) ends up in a specially-written scene. Plus two special edition “Whittington!” and mugs and listing on our Wall of Fame (after the event)

£500 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£500 Reward

Star Sponsor. Immortalised on our Wall of Fame forever, with certificate, mug and pen. Plus listing in our programmes, on the website, and advance notice of certain shows. A pair of complimentary tickets to each show in the Autumn 2017 and 2018 Seasons with complimentary drinks at the season launch.

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£500 Reward

Private Film Screening. A film of your choice (subject to availability) on our 23-foot wide cinema screen for you and up to 200 friends to enjoy.

£640 or more

10 of 16 claimed

£640 Reward

Super Star Seat Sponsor - Sponsor an entire row of seats, and get your name (or business) displayed on the endpieces (e.g. ROW A sponsored by Andy Motors). Plus immortalised on our Wall of Fame forever, with certificate, mug and pen. Plus listing in our programmes, on the website, and advance notice of certain shows. A pair of complimentary tickets to each show in the Autumn 2017 and 2018 Seasons with complimentary drinks at the season launch.

£1,000 or more

0 of 7 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Sponsor a Play in the 2017 and 2018 Seasons. Back one our productions: your name on the posters, social media coverage, advert in the programme, literature around the venue, 10 tickets for a night of your choice (best seats available at the time)

£2,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£2,000 Reward

Sponsor a Panto. Back our biggest show: your name on the posters, social media coverage, advert in the programme, literature around the venue, 10 tickets for a night of your choice (best seats available at the time). Available for December 2017 ("Whittington") and December 2018 (to be announced)

£5,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Sponsor a seating section 10 tickets to our reception, and inclusion on all event flyers. Tickets to all shows in the CADOS 2017-2018 Seasons. Your company details will be printed on every ticket, including all CADOS shows, films, comedy shows and music events. You (or your company) will be immortalised forever as a large part of our Wall of Fame display.

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