socially distanced live theatre for little ones

by MEI Theatrical in London, England, United Kingdom

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Enable us to bring the magic of live theatre to little ones across the UK with reduced capacity,socially distanced & COVID safe performances

by MEI Theatrical in London, England, United Kingdom

MEI Theatrical produces world-class children’s theatre across the UK and internationally.

COVID abruptly caused the closure of all theatres across the UK, and around the world, effectively bringing our industry to a stop. MEI shows ceased and our 24 cast and crew were left without jobs. 

Currently, theatres in the UK can only reopen with socially distanced performances of no more than 30% of their seats on sale and COVID safe measures in place. To date, approximately 25% of UK theatres have reopened or plan to this year. Most theatres are looking to Spring 2021 before they plan to reopen but unfortunately, some have closed for good and those who plan to reopen may not survive until next year especially with the restrictive measures affecting the ability to operate as normal.

MEI is returning to UK theatres at the end of October and has 10 weeks of socially distanced performances scheduled until March 2021. We want to lead by example and prove that the arts can endure this crisis by producing our shows and give employment to our teams. 

With as little as 30% of seats available to sell we are looking for funding to help subsidise the reduced capacities at the venues to ensure our survival and with it the ability to continue to introduce children to the arts. 

We would very much welcome your support in helping us to continue to bring the magic of live theatre to young audiences and their families during these dark times.   

 

 

 

Rewards

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£2,500 or more

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£2500 storytime event for performance in England

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£5,000 or more

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£5000 Full stage performance*

Full stage performance of either show to be performed when mutually convenient and safe to do so. Performance could be at a school auditorium, or donate a performance for a local theatre and provide tickets to local families. ( * this reward is for delivery of the performance within England inclusive of travel costs but does not include venue hire and related costs)

£25,000 or more

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£25,000 full stage performance overseas*

The full stage performance of either show to be performed when mutually convenient and safe to do so. Performance could be at a school auditorium, or donate a performance for a local theatre and provide tickets to local families or for a special eve. ( *this reward is for delivery of the performance inclusive of flights and hotel costs in the Middle East or South East Asia only) this fee does not include venue hire, staging, freight or hires

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