GO! Palace Theatre Plymouth: Let there be light

by gopalaceplymouth in Union Street

We did it
On 1st October 2015 we successfully raised £16,878 with 451 supporters in 42 days

The Charity GO! are restoring the Palace Theatre & are raising funds for the first phase lighting and wiring for its first Christmas concert

by gopalaceplymouth in Union Street

We hit our crowdfunder target- thank you to everyone involved!

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and made a success of the GO! Palace 'Let there be light' Campaign, we did it - we raised £15,000. Now the team here at the GO! Charity and on site at GO! Palace can make a start on the important first stage of wiring and electrical work in the main theatre before Christmas all thanks to you.
 
We hit our £15,000 target image
 

What have we achieved since the crowdfunder started? 

We have had a really busy 6 weeks on site at the Palace Theatre, we are pleased to have welcomed the youth offending and youth services teams onto the site. The charity will be working with groups of young people on the site who will be supervised by youth services to gain work experience and skills within the theatre restoration. This is a great and unique opportunity and one we are firmly standing behind.
 
In support of the training and mentoring work GO! have now set up a youth training support service in Plymouth to offer opportunities with GO! Palace. We have had donated to us a huge amount of desks, chairs, computers and sofas to get us started. This is a huge step forward and we are looking forward to offering mentoring and support for young people in the city who can work with GO!.
 
Image of GO Palace in September 2015
 
 
Outside the building a lot of hard work has been carried out on the roof, this is ready for the flashing to be done until the roof can be completely stripped back and replaced in about 18 months time.
 
Daniel Goad and the volunteers on site have been busy clearing away large areas of rubble and debris, we now have a clear floor area in the main theatre ready for the main work to begin with the wiring and lighting. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who have been working so hard. This area is being worked on in preparation for Christmas and we currently have surveyors and structural engineers inspecting the building and making sure we are safe and meet all our requirements.
 

A huge thanks 

We have had 2 organisations who have shown some fantastic support for the Palace Theatre in this crowdfunder who have been Stride Treglown Architects and Shred Creative. Both of these organisations have made a significant corporate donation and really have helped support this huge project in Plymouth. Thank you to both of these local organisations for their support. Also to Sarah Smalldon, local artist who has supported this project with the donation of two of her lovely sketches.
 
Pictures of the palace
 

The restoration of the Palace Theatre is incredibly important, not just to save the building but also the huge journey to get there which will see so many exciting opportunities for young people to train and learn. We want to get everyone involved and be a part of this exciting project. We are still absolutely blown away by the love for Palace Theatre, so thank you to all of you for your support!

Find out more about the crowdfunder at: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gopalaceplymouth

Visit the GO! Palace Website at: www.gopalaceplymouth.com

Email the team at: contact@greatopportunities.org.uk

GO! (Great Opportunities) Together is a charity registered in England in Wales charity no: 1159406


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£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you and adding your name to the wall of fame in the theatre.

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£10 Reward

A thank you and adding your name to our wall of fame in the theatre, plus a thank you postcard of the Palace Theatre.

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£20 Reward

A local artist Sarah Smalldon has sketched a unique drawing of the PALACE THEATRE STAIRCASE. Receive your own personal A5 Limited edition printed copy (printed onto 170grm bond) which will be signed by Sarah Smalldon and posted out to you. Your chance to own this unique piece of art and sketch of the iconic Palace Theatre staircase. Plus a surprise bonus gift will be posted out to you.

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£20 Reward

A local artist Sarah Smalldon has sketched a unique drawing of the OUTSIDE OF THE PALACE THEATRE. Receive your own personal A5 Limited edition printed copy (printed onto 170grm bond) which will be signed by Sarah Smalldon and posted out to you. Your chance to own this unique piece of art, of the iconic Palace Theatre staircase. Plus a surprise bonus gift will be posted out to you.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A huge thank you from us, and a tour of the Palace Theatre for up to 4 people arranged with our team. Plus your name added to the tunnel of fame and a postcard sent to you.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

A huge thank you from the team, a tour for up to 6 people with your photo of the tour taken and displayed on our page. Your name will also be added to our wall of fame and you will receive a postcard of the theatre.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A huge thank you from our team, plus a VIP extended visit to the Palace Theatre to include a visitor pack, photographs of your tour for up to 6 people and see some of the 'off the beaten track' areas of the Palace with a guided history notes. High vis and hard hat provided. Plus a framed photograph of the Palace. Your name will also be added to our wall of fame.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you and a special crystal limited edition engraved paperweight of the Palace theatre and Supporter pack. Your name will also be added to our wall of fame. VIP tour on request.

£140 or more

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£140 Reward

An overnight stay in a four poster room for 2 people at 'The New Continental Hotel' with a private VIP tour of the Palace Theatre in Plymouth - find out about the progress, work going on and meet the team in the fantastic overnight stay donated by the hotel. Overnight stay is valid from October 2015 - March 2015 subject to normal T&Cs, availability and also avoiding Valentines day. This is a LIMITED REWARD (only 2 available so snap this fantastic deal up while it is still available).

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A thank you and your logo included on our website and printed media + a box of 24 Mr Buns cupcakes delivery to an address of your choice (delivery within Plymouth only)! Your name will also be added to our wall of fame and VIP tour available on request.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

A huge thank you from us and a limited edition framed photograph of the palace theatre by photographer Allan Jones. Plus your name/logo added to the theatre wall of fame. Optional VIP tour on request.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A huge thank you and half a day hire of palace theatre when it is ready for use, for a special event, exhibition or a private group introduction tour with presentation and Palace Theatre goody bag. Your logo included on our printed sponsors page and printed media.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A huge thank you and a full day and evening hire (including weekends) of the Palace Theatre when it is ready for use. Your logo added as a sponsor to our website front page, included on printed media plus VIP invitation to exclusive events at the Palace. A private group visit and presentation of the work on site and a chance to meet the team. Plus your advertising available at future events and visible throughout the restoration build. Your name included on a plaque in the main theatre entrance hall as a sponsor or supporter. Limited edition crystal Palace Theatre paper weight (delivery address required for paperweight). Your name will also be added to our wall of fame.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A huge thank you and 3 day and evening hire (including weekends) of the Palace Theatre when it is ready for use. Your logo added as a main sponsor on our website front page and included on printed media and on the front of the building during the restoration. Plus VIP invitation to exclusive events at the Palace. Your name included on a plaque in the main theatre entrance hall as a gold sponsor or supporter. A private group visit and presentation of the work on site and a chance to meet the team. Plus your advertising available at future events and visible throughout the restoration build. Limited edition crystal Palace Theatre paper weight (delivery address required for paperweight) and personalised framed sponsorship certificate. Your name will also be added to our wall of fame.


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