#SaveOurTheatres - New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

#SaveOurTheatres - New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

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New Theatre Royal is facing the biggest challenge in it’s 160 year history. Please help us to survive this crisis.

New Theatre Royal is facing the biggest challenge in it's 160 year history. 

Situated in the heart of Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal is the cultural champion of the UK’s only island city and a registered charity. It encourages creativity and curiosity and plays a vital role in the community. 

We need your help. 

Closing our doors due to COVID-19 has had a devastating impact; we rely on ticket sales for the majority of our income. Whilst we have been working tirelessly to ensure the survival of New Theatre Royal, without immediate urgent funding, our future is under threat. 

We believe that we are going to need theatres more than ever before to bring us back together as we recover from COVID-19. We are passionate about our community and inspiring our audiences through live performance and participation and really want to be here for you. 

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Your donation will help to:

  • Secure the existence of New Theatre Royal and the delivery of uplifting and joyous live performances for everyone
  • Retain as many of our experienced and passionate staff members as possible
  • Maintain our stunning historic building which stands in the heart of the city
  • Create and progress a thriving future for New Theatre Royal

If you’re missing great nights out at our comedy or music gigs, have enjoyed ballet and theatre performances or perhaps plan to bring your family to the Pantomime when doors can be safely reopened once again, please help. 

With your support, New Theatre Royal will remain in the heart of Portsmouth for many more years to come. 

“New Theatre Royal is a historic gem that plays a vital role in our city; it’s loss is unimaginable. We are going to need theatres more than ever as we recover from COVID-19 to inspire and reconnect us and we must act now to keep the doors of New Theatre Royal open for everyone.” 

- Lord Mayor of Portsmouth

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Rewards 

Choose from some great rewards in return for your donation! Our rewards include: 

A4 prints of New Theatre Royal by local artist Botley Cat (two designs available) 

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100 limited edition prints celebrating New Theatre Royal in the heart of Portsmouth 

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Five original Portsmouth Costumiers gowns (different designs available upon choosing this reward)

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Three original, signed, mixed media artworks by award-winning Isle of Wight Artist Susie Prangnell. 

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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.

#SaveOurTheatres 

Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure our theatre survives this crisis.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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Limited edition print

Donate £20 or more and receive a limited edition A4 print celebrating New Theatre Royal in the heart of Portsmouth.

£10 or more

12 of 100 claimed

Pin badge and mention on our website

Donate £10 or more and receive an enamel pin badge and a special THANK YOU on our website.

£20 or more

8 of 10 claimed

Botley Cat print (illustration A)

Donate £20 or more and receive a beautiful A4 Botley Cat print of New Theatre Royal .

£35 or more

FREE membership

Donate £35 or more and become a Friend of NTR for one year with benefits such as priority booking and special discounts .

£50 or more

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Susie Prangnell Artwork 3

Donate £50 or more and receive a 31cm x 31cm original signed artwork by Susie Prangnell. Professionally mounted and ready to frame.

£75 or more

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Private tour

Donate £75 or more and enjoy a private tour for up to 6 people around our beautiful historic theatre.

£100 or more

Hall of Fame plaque

Donate £100 or more to be featured on our new Hall of Fame as one of our key supporters.

£200 or more

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Family costuming workshop - 31 Oct 2020, 10am-12pm

Donate £200 or more and enjoy a two-hour private session with New Theatre Royal resident designers Naomi Gibbs and Linda Canning in the Portsmouth Costumiers studio. Suitable for one family bubble and includes a goody bag.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Family costuming workshop - 31 Oct 2020, 1pm - 3pm

Donate £200 or more and enjoy a two-hour private session with New Theatre Royal resident designers Naomi Gibbs and Linda Canning in the Portsmouth Costumiers studio. Suitable for one family bubble and includes a goody bag.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Family costuming workshop - 31 Oct 2020, 4pm - 6pm

Donate £200 or more and enjoy a two-hour private session with New Theatre Royal resident designers Naomi Gibbs and Linda Canning in the Portsmouth Costumiers studio. Suitable for one family bubble and includes a goody bag.

£250 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Original Portsmouth Costumiers gown

Donate £250 or more for an exquisite made to measure gown from the Portsmouth Costumiers studio in a pattern of your choice.

£350 or more

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Bespoke experience with Portsmouth Costumiers

Donate £350 or more and experience a 1-2-1 bespoke experience with experienced designer and costumier Naomi Gibbs on a creation of your choice. The brief is open to all and no project is off limits! Naomi will create you something truly unique and special to the value of your donation.

£500 or more

Name a seat

Donate £500 or more and we will name a seat in your honour in the theatre auditorium. The seat will be yours for a decade and you will have the opportunity to personalise your plaque with a special inscription.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Botley Cat print (illustration B)

Donate £20 or more and receive a beautiful A4 Botley Cat print of New Theatre Royal.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Susie Prangnell Artwork 1

Donate £50 or more and receive a 31cm x 31cm original signed artwork by Susie Prangnell. Professionally mounted and ready to frame.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Susie Prangnell Artwork 2

Donate £50 or more and receive a 31cm x 31cm original signed artwork by Susie Prangnell. Professionally mounted and ready to frame.

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