Raise The Curtain

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Project by Brentwood Theatre

Raise The Curtain

Total raised £10,520

raised so far

+ est. £1342.50 Gift Aid



To secure the future of Brentwood Theatre for the community of Brentwood, enabling us to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

We're still collecting donations

On the 9th April 2021 we'd raised £10,385 with 212 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Brentwood Theatre is your theatre. It's your stage for your group to perform, for your business to hold meetings or for your family to enjoy a performance. For over 25 years we've been at the heart of your community in Brentwood but now we need your help to Raise The Curtain on Brentwood Theatre.


Brentwood Theatre is home to (clockwise from top left): Storytelling & Rhyme Time sessions, family Christmas shows, 40+ local musical theatre, drama and dance groups, the Get Into Arts Festival, The Brent Awards celebrating excellence in local performance, technical theatre training and experience, Brentwood Community Cinema and much more.

Why we need you

We are an entirely independent theatre and registered charity receiving no regular funding or support. Unfortunately we haven't been successful in being awarded any funding from the government's £1.57bln Cultural Recovery Fund, so we need your support now. We love the amazing community of Brentwood, we want to be able to continue to provide a fantastic community space for now and the future, and we'd like you to be a part of that.

This is Where You Come In!

Right now we're overflowing with ideas and plans for the future, from workshops and shows through to redevelopment and improvement of facilities and we will be applying to Arts Council England to fund these, but we need your help to guarantee that future. With pledges of support from you and others we get the funds to survive through the pandemic and ensure we can re-open our doors once it's safe to do so. You get to show that you care about the theatre, its aims and are willing to invest in its future as Brentwood's only dedicated centre for the arts.

No donation is too small, whatever you can donate helps says that you're with us and want to help Raise The Curtain on Brentwood Theatre with us!

Sharing is also a huge help! If you choose to donate, please tweet or post that you have, and we’ll retweet/share you: this really helps to spread the word.

Where Can I Find Out More?

Click through to our website or visit our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram pages to find out more about the theatre and what we do.

Every donation makes a difference, please spread the word by sharing on social media. 


This is our first crowdfunding campaign and we couldn't have done it without the help and support in preparing for it by everyone at Blue Serif and of course all of you who help make it Your Theatre. Your Stage. Your Community.

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This project offered rewards

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Exclusive Evening of Entertainment: An invitation to an exclusive supporters evening of entertainment once we're able to open our doors without social distancing. Featuring performances by local actors/musicians, free drinks and a buffet. Your name on our website as a valued supporter. (ltd. to 2 people per reward)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Raise The Love: Give £25 for the love of the theatre and a big thank you from us. THANK YOU and we love you!

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Christmas Cracker: Give £35 for a big thank you from us PLUS priority booking for our 2021 family Christmas show 'The Night Before Christmas'. THANK YOU, we love you and Merry Christmas!! - too early?

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Theatre Tour: Come and see behind-the-scenes of Brentwood Theatre with a backstage tour guided by our Theatre Manager finishing with a technical demonstration in our auditorium. Afterwards take some time to relax in our bar/cafe with a free drink and a chance to chat with members of our team about what life is like at your busy community theatre.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Dress Rehearsal Drop-in: Drop-in on a dress rehearsal for one of the many shows put on at Brentwood Theatre every year. You'll be looked after by one of the Brentwood Theatre team, and meet with members of the cast or creative team from the show to find out just what it takes to get a show from page to stage. Then grab a drink from our bar and watch the dress rehearsal, getting a first look at the show. Your name on our website as a supporter.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Backstage Boogaloo: See a show from our technical gallery. You'll be looked after by one of our fantastic technicians starting with a tour of the gallery and a chance to make the pre-show announcements before getting to watch our technicians at work on a show. Grab a free drink and ask all the questions you like in the interval before settling in for Act 2. Your name on our website as a supporter. (ltd. to 2 people per reward).

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Star Of The Stage: Be a star for a day with exclusive use of the theatre to record a performance of a song/dramatic piece with our theatre team supporting you to make this a special and unique experience just for you. You'll also recieve a Theatre Tour from our Theatre Manager and Gallery Tour from one of our technicians. Your name on our website as a valued supporter. (ltd. to 1 star and upto 5 guests)

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