Buck Up Backstage

by Jess Brewster in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th January 2023 we successfully raised £635 ( + est. £83.75 Gift Aid ) with 20 supporters in 42 days

The Roses Theatre is raising funds to renovate backstage to be a welcoming and accessible area for professional artists and young creatives.

by Jess Brewster in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

We are fundraising for a new backstage area which is accessible and inspiring for our Roses Young Creatives and Professional Artists. More information about the project including our running total can be found on our website: rosestheatre.org/support 

Help Snow White make our house her home this Christmas! 

We’re thrilled to have Snow White move in with us this Christmas. She’s a lovely lodger, who’s fabulous at cooking and cleaning, and reading us bedtime stories. We’re hoping she stays forever! Unfortunately, she’s not totally thrilled with her new home and is threatening to move out to a lodge in the woods. We need your help to make her stay!  

What’s the problem? Our backstage area is firmly stuck in 1974. It’s an asbestos filled, falling apart, damp, and drab space, with zero wheelchair accessibility. Our shower has an asbestos ceiling panel and abysmal water pressure. Our sinks leak, and we can’t open our storage cupboards. It’s more evil than our Evil Queen Malvina!  

Snow’s not the only one who’s upset. Over the last few months we’ve massively expanded our activities. This includes starting a monthly creative club for children with autism, and launching Roses Young Creatives – our pioneering reimagining of the youth theatre, giving young people the opportunity to make feature films and theatre with renowned artists. We’re also expanding our work with disabled professional artists, with some really exciting projects happening next year, and welcoming more schools and community groups than ever before.  

We desperately need your help to renovate our backstage area so we can welcome ALL artists, and provide our community with a space they deserve.  

The utterly lovely Snow White has provided us with her ultimate wish list to make our backstage the perfect place for our talented creative community to live. Including everything from a lick of paint to asbestos removal, our Christmas Wish List is below and every penny makes a difference!  


Backstage Before Snow Arrives...



















This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

Raffle Entry for 2023 Panto, Prosecco & Pizza

This one is for everyone, for every donation made we will enter you into a raffle where you'll be in with a chance to join us for our 2023 Press Night of Panto, Pizza and Prosecco for the whole family. We'll draw the prize once panto is all done on the 31st December 2022 and be in touch with the lucky winners shortly after.

£35 or more

Become a Friend of the Roses

In return for helping Snow out with her Christmas shopping you can join us as a friend of the Roses for the whole year. It's a real bargain at £35 and you'll receive our quarterly chronicle, a discount on film tickets and invites to special events throughout the year. Just leave us your email and we'll put your welcome letter in the post.

£100 or more

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Shout out from the panto cast!

Perhaps you want to give the grandchildren a special treat this Christmas or maybe you just want to embarrass your dad, this is a reward for all the family to enjoy! Donate £100 and we will organise for the cast to give a shout out at a live performance just for you. Just let us know the show you're coming to and the name of the person and we'll get right to it.

£200 or more

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Backstage Tour

'He's behind you!' No really, for a £200 donation you'll get to see where the magic is made, perhaps bump into a cast member or one of our tech wizards and what's more you'll see first hand where your precious pounds are headed. If this reward sounds like it's up your street, do leave your contact details and one of our team will be sure to be in touch to make arrangements.

£275 or more

Become a Patron of the Roses

For £275 not only will you be able to help us buck up backstage you'll also be enrolled as a patron of the Roses for a year. This brings with it lots of perks including our Friends Newsletter and lots of Special Events throughout the year.

£300 or more

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Signed Photo with the Cast

Still on the hunt for that perfect Christmas present? We've just 10 professional photos in jazzy frames to be taken away this Christmas. If you'd like to snap one up, let us know, we'd be thrilled to arrange this for you.

£1,000 or more

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Drink with the Dame!

Fancy a drink with our dame? We'd be delighted to oblige with the best seats in the bar. If you'd like to be whisky-ed away to panto paradise this Christmas, this is the one for you. £1000 will go such a long way to helping us do up our digs and we'd be sure to show you the best time in return.

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