Raise the Roof at The Questors

by The Questors Theatre in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Raise the Roof at The Questors

Total raised £39,688

raised so far

+ est. £8943.75 Gift Aid

452

supporters

Donate to replace The Questors roof, which is deteriorating due to age, causing serious leaks

by The Questors Theatre in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

For over 90 years, The Questors has been staging celebrated theatre, within the Ealing community and beyond. Our innovative Judi Dench Playhouse was built in 1964, with a then state-of-the-art flat roof. This has now come to the end of its life and, despite periodic patching, leaks badly after rainfall. The damage caused by sustained water ingress means that there is a significant and growing risk that the Playhouse will become unusable. This renovation is therefore essential to ensure the safety, well-being and comfort of our cast, crew, members, audiences, and the continued production of shows. A new roof will also provide us with more environmentally sustainable heat and sound insulation and come with a 20-year guarantee.

We have taken the decision to use this summer to get the work done, so we are asking for your help in funding this essential project. This will enable us to continue to produce shows, receive visiting companies, and provide the springboard for the exciting future refurbishment of the interior of the Playhouse. This upgrade will provide us, once again, with a fabulous state-of-the-art theatre ready for our centennial anniversary.

So, please, help us raise £100,000 to celebrate 100 years of The Questors!

Over the years, our Judi Dench Playhouse has been the home of countless acclaimed productions. Everyone who has ever visited us will have their own special memories of when they were moved, touched, amused, but above all, entertained and enlightened.

Please donate today to keep our rich, diverse programming alive and help us continue serving our local Ealing community. We know these are difficult times for many people, but please be assured a donation, of any size, will help us achieve our goal.

A word from our Chair, Doug King

The Questors provides an extraordinary range of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in creative activity, and to see the fruits of their work on stage in our acclaimed Playhouse. Replacing the leaking roof this year is essential for the future of the Playhouse. Your help via the Crowdfunder will speed along meeting the costs of the roof replacement – and therefore also bring forward the planned follow on steps for refurbishing the interior of the Playhouse, including the replacement of the seating and improvements to access.

A word from our President, Dame Judi Dench

I warmly support The Questors Crowdfunder to raise funds towards the cost of replacing the roof of the Playhouse that bears my name. I hope you will also agree that securing the future of the Playhouse is very important and donate what you can. In this way, we can ensure that The Questors continues to develop creative artists and provide theatre of an excellent standard to the community.

See our photos below, showcasing the result of the roof's leakages.

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