Maskers Theatre is part of a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to prevent the permanent closure of hundreds of UK theatres.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Our theatre risks permanent closure because we have been unable to stage productions since February 2020. Your donations will be used to ensure we can continue to maintain our building to the current high standard, and return to provide affordable entertainment to the community.
About Maskers Theatre Company
Maskers Theatre Company was formed in 1968 by a small group of like minded amateur actors and has provided opportunities for its strong and enthusiastic members to engage in all kinds of theatre .
We have a small Studio Theatre and set building workshop which normally produces 6 shows a year .The Studio provides an intimate theatre experience for our audience.
We also use a variety of larger venues and each summer stage a hugely popular open air production, giving opportunities for the whole membership to be involved and to generate the revenue we need to keep the Studio functioning. We are a friendly, inclusive company and pride ourselves on professional standards.
In recent years we have spent a large amount of our capital on our building and roof . Following a whole year with no income we now need to raise funds to be able to continue our valuable creative activities in the community.
About Save Our Theatres
In villages, towns and cities across the country, theatres are at the heart of their community. Places to come together, to be inspired and be entertained. Theatres are where our best-loved actors learn their craft and thousands of others learn valuable skills.
But we risk losing this forever.
Theatres saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they closed in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This ongoing uncertainty puts theatres in a perilous situation. The government’s bailout is spread across all cultural organisations and certainly won’t be enough to save all of the UK’s theatres.
Every day theatres are facing the tough decision to make staff redundant and to close their doors until next year. And there is a real risk that those closures could be permanent.
Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing theatres. Please help us to make sure our theatres survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.