Gwaryjy - A Covid-safe Indoor Theatre in the Round

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Project by POPP Theatre

Total raised £6,272

raised so far



Help us to create the first of it's kind - a Covid-safe pop-up indoor theatre for the community, 64 seats, ready for Christmas 2020.

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th November 2020 we'd raised £6,212 with 85 supporters in 55 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We can create a bigger pop up theatre, to install in multiple locations to enable more theatres to open and show a varied menu of live events, whilst retaining the feeling of being in a shared communal space, and feeling protected and safe.

We can therefore create more opportunities for artists to perform and give a longer legacy to the project.

1601548614_5.pngThere will be no panto this year - oh yes there will, oh no there won't - oh yes there will, with your support we may have the solution. The first of its kind, a covid-safe indoor theatre in the round.  The money raised on this page will enable us to build a pop up theatre.  It is a temporary structure which means that it can be dismantled and re-built in other spaces, so we can take it to village halls, schools, sports halls, bigger theatres, in order to get shows up and running again with more people in the audience.  Because they are protected in each pod, you can have up to 64 audience members all enjoying live events again.

By donating to this project you will be contributing to bringing back live theatre to audiences across Cornwall.  

Our aim is to create a theatre for the future by providing a safe performance space for theatre, comedy, dance and music that gives a protected environment for both audience and performers.

1601548647_3.pngWe will create a stage in the round, surrounded by individual pods for audience members. Each pod will be able to accommodate a maximum of 4 people from the same household or safety bubble in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions and Public Health England Government guidance. Each pod will be fully accessible for wheelchair users.

The money raised on this page will go towards the building of the theatre.   

Once the theatre is built we will then pilot a 6-week program of ticketed live events which will stimulate the arts economy and provide jobs for over 30 local artists/companies, enabling audiences and performers to feel more confident about enjoying live entertainment again.1601548717_1.png

One of the beautiful things about going to see a live event is the community, the shared experience, we hope that this theatre will give that sense of a shared exp1601548778_2.pngerience but at the same time make you feel completely safe.

Come back to see updates on this page with the line up of who is joining us for the ticketed events.

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This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Community Pod

Give the gift of live performance by donating a pod for community use. This will enable a group to benefit from seeing live performance for free. Key workers, vulnerable people, respite care workers, or a family picked from a local lottery.

£25 or more

It's my round

If you pledge £25 you will receive a free round of drinks for your pod (up to 4 drinks alcoholic or non-alcoholic) ready for you either pre-show or at the interval for the night you book to see your show.

£50 or more

Make a meal of it

You can take advantage of one of the local eateries in Truro before the show. Pledge £50 and you get 2 meals for the price of 1 (pre-theatre menu at selected restaurants).

£100 or more

A Royal Box

Choose any show, and you get the royal treatment. A free pod (up to 4 people) with a bottle of bubbly (or non-alcoholic alternative) and luxury snacks. Time to settle in and watch the entertainment, with luxury blankets to snuggle into.

£500 or more

Corporate Pod

Promote your business for the duration of the festival with your own branded pod. This includes one free show of your choice, with a luxury hamper, bubbly and blankets on the night. Great advertising, and an opportunity to show support to the arts.

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