The Old Market is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
Our venue faces closure because we rely on your ticket income and bar sales. We are working hard to secure more funding from the government and arts funders but the reality is that, without the support of our audiences, we are unlikely to open again after Covid-19.
Your donations will be used to cover the basic costs we can't reduce to keep the venue alive. These include pay for key staff (we have reduced our staff team by 80%) insurances, IT & HR support).
If we hit our target, and we can help prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect our friends at other venues just like ours, right across the country.