Malvern Theatres is participating in a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to prevent the permanent closure of hundreds of UK theatres.
Covid-19 is having a devastating impact on Malvern Theatres. When we closed our doors, our income disappeared overnight. We must act now and work quickly to protect the theatre today and for tomorrow.
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Why are we crowdfunding?
Our theatre risks permanent closure owing to the Covid crisis. With no end to this crisis in sight for theatres, we are doing all we can to safeguard our future.
Sadly, the announcement that pantomimes cannot take place this year is ruinous for Malvern Theatres; we normally welcome 30,000 people to enjoy our pantomime every year.
Your donations will be used to cover essential running costs now and to protect the theatre in the months ahead.
About Malvern Theatres
Nestling at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts one of the most diverse selection of plays, music, comedy, dance, film and education work to be found under a single roof anywhere in the country.
We believe that world-class arts, entertainment, and education, should be available for everyone to enjoy, no matter what your age, ability, or income. We are at the heart of our community and as we emerge from this pandemic, we are poised to play a crucial role in helping to bring communities back together, healing the wounds of social isolation by embracing shared cultural experiences once more.
About 'Save Our Theatres'
In villages, towns and cities across the country, theatres are at the heart of their community. Places to come together, to be inspired and be entertained. Theatres are where our best-loved actors learn their craft and thousands of others learn valuable skills.
But we risk losing this forever.
Theatres saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they closed in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Six months later, we still don’t know when they will be able to reopen fully. A decision won’t be made until November at the earliest – too late for most to put on their annual pantomime, which often provides the income to support the theatre for the rest of the year.
This ongoing uncertainty puts theatres in a perilous situation. The government’s bailout is spread across all cultural organisations and certainly won’t be enough to save all of the UK’s theatres.
Every day theatres are facing the tough decision to make staff redundant and to close their doors until next year. And there is a real risk that those closures could be permanent.
Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing theatres. Please help us to make sure our theatres survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.