#SaveOurTheatres - Salford Arts Theatre

by Salford Arts Theatre in Salford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st October 2020 we successfully raised £5,797 with 184 supporters in 46 days

Support us in working with our community and bringing new ways of theatre to our audiences.

by Salford Arts Theatre in Salford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our bigger plans will enable us to programme and create theatre on different platforms.  It will help us source equipment as well as professionals to make this become a reality.

Social distancing restricts our audience numbers and therefore we want to reach as many as possible.

Please continue to support your local theatre 

We are a not for profit organisation and your support will be used to bring theatre to our audiences during this uncertain time and beyond

Thank you 

We’re part of a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to prevent the permanent closure of UK theatres. Please support our campaign. 

Salford Arts Theatre is situtated in the heart of Salford - Originally opened as The Playhouse Salford in 1976 for the much loved and respected Salford Players who were founded in 1916.

We provide much needed cultural experiences for the people of Salford and beyond.  Making theatre accessible and giving opportunity for all to engage in workshops and theatrical performances.  We encourage and support new writing, young theatre companies, touring companies and produce inhouse professional productions.

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Since March 2020 the theatre has been closed to the public.  We have been unable to stage any productions or welcome audiences into our building.  This has had an impact on our finances and will continue to do so through to 2021.  Your support would be very much appreciated at this time to enable us to open with socially distanced performances and also work in new ways, creating an online presence through live streaming and recorded material.

About Salford Arts Theatre



Salford Arts Theatre has been at the heart of the community it serves for over 40 yrs bringing the best in live theatre at affordable prices.  

It is the home of Salford Theatre company, a local Professional company who bring several productions a year to the venue including the sell out, much loved seasonal pantomime.  Their recent past productions have included 'Hobsons Choice' 'The Secret Garden' and 'Blue Remembered Hills', all received greatly by press and public alike.  

The theatre also plays host to several different touring companies each year, highlighting the great theatre being produced throughout the country.  

Alongside all the professional pieces produced here, Salford Arts Theatre also reaches out into the local commuity, being available to several different groups to use.  In recent years we have welcomed Council and Local Government, Salford University, DIY Theatre Company and AgeUK to name but a few.

We have also worked in partnership with some of these organisations to help with inclusion and community cohesion.

There are classes every week for the young people of Salford enabling them to find their voices and opening up new worlds of imagination for them.

Young Performers Company 


Our Young Performers Company is accessible to all young people presently up to the age of 18.  We provide a safe and exciting forum for young people to explore their creativity, whether they are wanting to pursue a career in acting or to have fun, meet new friends and learn new skills. 

The current advanced class has won awards for their productions as part of The Greater Manchester Fringe, with pieces written by one of their own members,Libby Hall.  Who at the age 17 became an award winning play-write. Libby continues to write for and work with group whilst pursuing her professional acting career.


Please donate if you are able too and or share this page to help us to make sure our theatre survives this crisis and we can continue our work supporting and mentoring young creatives as well as producing and offering theatre at affordable prices for all.

A Big Thank You from Salford Arts Theatre 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£50 Theatre Hero Pin Badge & Photo Print

Theatre hero pin badge and collage of photos from our much loved pantomime.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Support us with a £10 donation and your name will be added to our virtual wall which will be a special page on our website.

£20 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£20 Panto Dame - Personalised Video

Video - personalised greeting from our Panto Dame - A great Christmas gift

£25 or more

£25 Friends of The Theatre

Friends of The Theatre Membership offers discounts on tickets, events and drinks.

£75 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£75 Curtain Call - Hall of Fame

To show our thanks for your support your name will be displayed on our special curtain call hall of fame in our foyer/bar area for 2 years

£1,000 or more

£1000 Sponsor Future Work

Sponsor our future with our inhouse theatre company and our award winning young performers company. Your name and or company will be displayed on our website and promotional material.

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