HELP US REVAMP THE RONDO!
Since the Rondo opened in 1989, we’ve nurtured local talent, provided a home for community theatre groups, and brought the best touring theatre, stand-up comedy and music to our stage. In that time, we’ve extended and improved the original building, upgraded our tech facilities, and built a reputation as one of the best fringe theatres in the West Country and beyond… not to mention surviving the biggest threat to our continuation in 2020 when we were forced to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It’s safe to say that the theatre goes through a lot of wear and tear, with hundreds of shows and thousands of visitors each season. Nowhere can this be seen more obviously than on our seats which, as comedian Scott Bennett recently said, ‘look like they’ve been chewed by the family dog’. The seats, which were purchased by us second hand from a closing cinema, are in desperate need of replacing due to wear and tear.
We want to replace our seats with newer – and more comfortable – seating in2023, and to give our gorgeous theatre a much-needed spruce to ensure its continued survival… but we need your help! We estimate that the new seating and other improvements will cost around £75,000, so we’re asking you, our lovely audience, to give whatever you can to our Rondo Revamp fundraising campaign. We aim to raise £15,000 from public donations, and we’ll be applying to grants and funds for the remaining £60,000.
We've raised a total of £7,000 through our previous Crowdfunder campaign, and through seating sponsorship, but we've still got a way to go. Any amount that you can donate, big or small, is a huge help!