Dance City 'Take a Seat' Campaign

by Dance City in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Dance City 'Take a Seat' Campaign
We did it
On 15th April 2019 we successfully raised £10,229 with 97 supporters in 49 days

It's time to change the outdated and uncomfortable seating in our theatre. Help us reach our final target!

by Dance City in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Our theatre seating is in need of an upgrade. It’s the only thing audiences tell us they don’t like about our gorgeous theatre dedicated to dance.

Get behind our ‘Take a Seat’ campaign with a donation big or small, and our audiences will be really grateful.

10,000 buttocks sat on our bench-style theatre seating last year, which we know can be uncomfortable and cramped. We hope to welcome those derrieres back in comfort and style this autumn after we install 239 new auditorium seats during the summer. The picture below shows the new type of seats. How comfy do they look?! 

Crucially, the new system will improve accessibility and ease of use for wheelchair users and other audience members with restricted mobility.

Our 'Take a Seat' campaign has already received a number of generous donations from the public as well as a small grant from the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust towards our overall target, but we now need to make the final push in asking for your help in order to reach our target by April in order to get the new seating system installed during the quiet period for the theatre in the summer of 2019. 

Any money you give will be increased by 50% - so any donation you make will go further towards helping reach our target. This campaign is eligible for 50% match funding from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, but in order to secure this funding we must raise £5,000 from our supporters and the public to reach the overall total of £10,000. Please give what you can to help us.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

Bottoms Up

Join us and our special guests to toast to the success of the Take a Seat campaign at a special drinks reception to launch the new seats

£10 or more

Cheeky Shout Out

We will declare our heartfelt thanks to you on social media

£20 or more

Badge of Honour

Dance City limited edition badge plus Cheeky Shout Out on social media

£30 or more

7 of 50 claimed

Bag It

Limited edition Dance City tote bag, plus badge plus a shout out on social media

£70 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Colour me surprised

Pick the colour of your favourite seat, from a palette of Dance City colours.

£100 or more

Tush of Class

Your name will be included in our 'People with a Tush of Class' list in our commemorative season brochure and on our website.

£400 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Rear View

Spy behind the scenes on the pre-show preparations of a professional dance company. Group of up to 10. Your name or company name will also be included on our supporters board outside the theatre, in our commemorative season brochure and on our website.

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Sit Down Dinner

Join Artistic Director Anthony Baker for supper before a performance in 2019. Group of up to 5 guests. Your name or company name will also be included on our supporters board outside the theatre, in our commemorative season brochure and on our website.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

In The Hot Seat

Take a hot seat on our commissioning panel as an observer. Find out how and why we make choices about the work that we fund by new and emerging dance artists. Your name or company name will also be included on our supporters board outside the theatre, in our commemorative season brochure and on our website.

£1,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Golden Ticket

Be our VIP for a year and gain entry to any and every performance, class or workshop with no limits. Your name or company name will also be included on our supporters board outside the theatre, in our commemorative season brochure and on our website.


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