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Salford Arts Theatre is situtated in the heart of Salford - Originally opened as The Playhouse Salford in 1976 for the much loved and respected Salford Players who were founded in 1916.
We provide much needed cultural experiences for the people of Salford and beyond. Making theatre accessible and giving opportunity for all to engage in workshops and theatrical performances. We encourage and support new writing, young theatre companies, touring companies and produce inhouse professional productions.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Since March 2020 the theatre has been closed to the public. We have been unable to stage any productions or welcome audiences into our building. This has had an impact on our finances and will continue to do so through to 2021. Your support would be very much appreciated at this time to enable us to open with socially distanced performances and also work in new ways, creating an online presence through live streaming and recorded material.
About Salford Arts Theatre
Salford Arts Theatre has been at the heart of the community it serves for over 40 yrs bringing the best in live theatre at affordable prices.
It is the home of Salford Theatre company, a local Professional company who bring several productions a year to the venue including the sell out, much loved seasonal pantomime. Their recent past productions have included 'Hobsons Choice' 'The Secret Garden' and 'Blue Remembered Hills', all received greatly by press and public alike.
The theatre also plays host to several different touring companies each year, highlighting the great theatre being produced throughout the country.
Alongside all the professional pieces produced here, Salford Arts Theatre also reaches out into the local commuity, being available to several different groups to use. In recent years we have welcomed Council and Local Government, Salford University, DIY Theatre Company and AgeUK to name but a few.
We have also worked in partnership with some of these organisations to help with inclusion and community cohesion.
There are classes every week for the young people of Salford enabling them to find their voices and opening up new worlds of imagination for them.
Young Performers Company
Our Young Performers Company is accessible to all young people presently up to the age of 18. We provide a safe and exciting forum for young people to explore their creativity, whether they are wanting to pursue a career in acting or to have fun, meet new friends and learn new skills.
The current advanced class has won awards for their productions as part of The Greater Manchester Fringe, with pieces written by one of their own members,Libby Hall. Who at the age 17 became an award winning play-write. Libby continues to write for and work with group whilst pursuing her professional acting career.
Please donate if you are able too and or share this page to help us to make sure our theatre survives this crisis and we can continue our work supporting and mentoring young creatives as well as producing and offering theatre at affordable prices for all.
A Big Thank You from Salford Arts Theatre