Help The Boileroom survive the COVID-19 crisis!

by Dominique Frazer in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £35,396

raised so far



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

by Dominique Frazer in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th May 2020 we'd raised £35,000 with 870 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target



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


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This project offered rewards

£200 or more

Boileroom Magic Ticket

★ Gain free entry to 20 shows of your choice - valid for 1 year from opening date. ★ Boileroom T shirt. ★ 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

Your name painted on The Boileroom 'Wall of Fame'

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

£15 or more

Boileroom T shirt

Grab a t-shirt from our new line of Merch

£15 or more

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!

£20 or more

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!

£50 or more

Ticket to our relaunch show

★ Join us for a show of the decade once this havoc is over! Date and full line up TBC...

£250 or more

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

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!

£10 or more

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!

£100 or more

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.

£150 or more

Bottomless Cocktail named after you!

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

£500 or more

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

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