Help The Boileroom survive the COVID-19 crisis!

by The Boileroom CIC in Guildford, England, United Kingdom


raised of £30,000 target
69% 42 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 12th May 2020 at 4:35pm

In regard to the current situation regarding COVID-19, The Boileroom needs your help to survive the crisis - Please read!

by The Boileroom CIC in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

See what Steve Lamacq had to say about The Boileroom here

In light of the recent recommendations by the government, we regret to inform you that we are having to press pause on all events here at The Boileroom with immediate effect. 

Yes. This means we'll be closing our doors for the foreseeable future.

We will be monitoring the situation and reacting accordingly to government advice. We are doing our best at the moment to reschedule everything in March & April to July and August and are really excited about coming back with a full programme for the summer and autumn.

Although we are trying to stay positive, without the support of the government we have estimated that in order to be able to support our full-time staff and pay our bills, we need around £2.5k a week. This is why we are crowdfunding for the worst case scenario - 12 weeks, which comes to £30k.

Like so many other small, independent businesses, we now face an unpredictable and potentially very grave future and we need your help. 

We will keep you all informed of any changes to our plan, but for now we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Yours and of course our staff’s safety is absolutely paramount to us.

Put simply: without support and action during these times, The Boileroom will NOT survive and its staff will be placed in a vulnerable financial position. 

At this point, while we understand that so many others are facing similarly uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone in the community and beyond who is able to and and wants to play a part in safeguarding the future of The Boileroom, to please donate generously to this fund.

In return we will be offering Boileroom merch and other incentives for larger donations, should you have the means to help.

We are gutted, obviously, this is challenging everything that is important to us and we really hope for a time when we can put this behind us. Thank you for your words of support and helping independent family businesses like ours. Frankly no business (regardless of shape or size) is exempt from the impact of what is going on right now. 

Our thoughts are with the ill, the afraid and all the affected. We will stand firm. In the words of our good friend Gaz:

Moving, keep on moving

Where I feel home again

And when it's over, 

I'll see you again 

The Boileroom xx



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

3 of 4 claimed

Rage against the latrine!

Fancy being a loo-cal celeb? Your portrait painted by a professional artist on one of our Toilet doors! + Boileroom T Shirt + membership package + your name on the venue wall

£8 or more

Boileroom Enamel Pin Badge

We can't pin everyone down and tell them to get to our shows at the moment, so why not take matters into your own hands!

£10 or more

150 of 150 claimed

Your name painted on The Boileroom 'Wall of Fame'

Immortalise yourself and become a part of the venue with your name on our wall!

£10 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Boileroom Instagram takeover for 1 hour

Use our wonderful platform to let your voice be heard! let your faces be known! show us your music!

£15 or more

2 of 15 claimed

15 minute Portrait Sketch by Susan Czopor

Send us a photo of any face of your choice and receive a beautiful interpretation by Dom & Lydia's mum!

£15 or more

Boileroom T shirt

Grab a t-shirt from our new line of Merch

£20 or more

37 of 100 claimed

Join the lucky Boileroom draw

Join the draw for a surprise bundle of joy! signed goodies and merch galore...

£25 or more

Lucky Draw for free drinks!

Join the draw to win 1 free drink at 10 gigs of your choice within a year! Dont win? Special prize for you anyway!

£40 or more

0 of 5 claimed

A poem

The wonderful words of Dom our founder will be immortalised for yours truly. During IVW 2018 Dom wrote a poem about running an indie venue, she's decided to have another go! All we need is your name, favourite band and the place you would want to be if you weren't social distancing!

£50 or more

21 of 275 claimed

Ticket to our relaunch show in June

Tickets to our relaunch show once all of this havoc is over. Lineup TBC...

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Press release/Band bio

Our highly skilled and highly experienced Lydia Stockbridge (Booking agent and GM of the venue) will put together a well written piece for either press or your own personal use for gigs etc.

£100 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Entrepreneur workshop with Dom Frazer (Director)

Get the down low on how to set up your own business, run your own music venue, and generally being a genius entrepreneur! (1 hour)

£100 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Production, Songwriting and Composing workshop

Production, Songwriting and Composing workshop with SPACE (IDLES, Do Nothing, Jamie Lenman, The Prodigy) Get to grips with songwriting, composition and production with a top class Producer.

£100 or more

0 of 3 claimed

SocialMedia Masterclass workshop w Char Goodfellow

Social media; social reach and marketing class on the best way to spread the word and get a response for yourself/band/brand via every social platform necessary!

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottomless Cocktail named after you!

Have a groovy boileroom cocktail named after you (puns included) and a guaranteed endless supply for a year!

£200 or more

11 of 100 claimed

Boileroom Magic Ticket

Gain free entry to 20 shows of your choice within a year! + T shirt + your name on the venue wall

£250 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Pizza Pacman Party (You and up to 9 friends)

Come and spend the afternoon chilling at the venue with free access to all our chipped retro gaming stations, a free crate of beer/soft drinks, student prices on all drinks at the bar, and free pizza!

£300 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Production Rehearsal Day at the Boileroom

Have a day to run through your whole live set! Not only will you have your own sound engineer to help you, you'll have complete access to the PA system, Lights and all venue equipment!

Let's make 'Help The Boileroom survive the COVID-19 crisis!' happen

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