The Phoenix Players is part of a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to prevent the permanent closure of hundreds of UK theatres.
We are an amateur dramatic society est 1953. Providing opportunity for people to learn & take part in all areas of stagecraft . We perform plays , reviews & pantomime for the general public at affordable prices , which are well received
Why are we crowdfunding?
Our theatre risks permanent closure because due to Covid19 we have been unable to rehearse 2 of our shows this year losing vital revenue, which both keeps our company afloat and allows for the ongoing maintenance & upgrading of our little theatre
Your donations will be used to being able to pay the lease hire and rehearsal space in our little theatre, also to continue with our ongoing mission to upgrade the theatre facilities for the benefit of our theatre goers
About The Phoenix Players
Entertaining Portsmouth Since 1953
As one of Portsmouth's leading amateur theatre companies, The Phoenix Players have been entertaining the island city for decades.
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.