Power the Plough

by Hugh Wormington in Torrington, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 25th March 2020 we successfully raised £30,027 ( + est. £4765.75 Gift Aid ) with 520 supporters in 52 days

Raise £30,000 to fill an immediate hole in the Plough's finances and secure the future of the cultural and community hub of North Devon.

by Hugh Wormington in Torrington, England, United Kingdom

This Crowdfunder is now closed, but you can still donate to help the Plough survive the lock down! Just to go our Donate page or buy as a Voucher for a friend. Thank you!

For 45 years, The Plough Arts Centre has sought to bring the very best in live music, comedy, film, theatre and the visual arts to Torrington and across North Devon - this is what we're passionate about. We hope you value what we do. It’s what makes The Plough the “jewel of North Devon“.

In fact, this year we have seen the highest audience figures in its 45 year history, and we have many exciting plans for the future.

But right now the Plough needs short term financial help to survive the next few months. 

As The Plough’s Director Richard Wolfenden Brown puts it:  “Despite a thriving arts and community programme, excellent customer feedback, and audiences for films and live events that have grown by 55% over the last five years, The Plough has experienced a recent dramatic rise in overheads coupled with a reduction in core funding which has created the perfect storm in our delicate finances,”

We are tightening our belts and seeking ways to save money, including reducing staff hours in order to try to stabilise finances. But to survive the short term we need your help.

This appeal is to raise urgent funds to ensure The Plough survives.

A Special Reward reward to the fizz in your life!

Right now we have a bottle of House of Commons Champagne signed by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, yours for a donation of £1000. Plus a bonus of three luxury quilted loo rolls!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Get your name on the roll on honour

Have your contribution recognised in a Roll of Honour on The Plough Arts Centre website

£25 or more

A chance to win a Golden Ticket to the Plough

As a token of appreciation we will enter you into a draw for a GOLDEN TICKET valid for a year and worth over £500.

£150 or more

16 of 50 claimed

Sponsor a theatre seat

We will affix a special plaque to a seat in the Plough theatre bearing a short message of your choice, for example a dedication to a loved one. The seat will display your plaque for 10 years.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Champagne signed by the Prime Minister

A bottle of House of Commons Champagne signed by the Prime Minister himself, Boris Johnson - plus a bonus of three luxury quilted loo rolls. A true one-off reward!

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