The Sheffield Local Theatre Fundraiser

by Tim Norwood in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


raised of £2,060 target


77% 5 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 1st 2019 at 3:54pm

We're launching a new theatre in Sheffield, and we need your help to outfit it to be the best it can be!

by Tim Norwood in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

What is the Local Theatre?

We’re a new theatre in Sheffield city centre. We want to make somewhere that’s a part of Sheffield, that’s for everyone in the city and the region, that supports theatre and the arts in Sheffield and the North, and that’s a lovely place to go and spend time with other people.

What’s happening at the Local Theatre?

In the theatre we're presenting an exciting programme of touring work from across the country.

We have community nights, from comedy and spoken word to knitting and boardgames.

Our friendly cafe, which is staffed by volunteers with learning disabilities, supported by our partner Artworks.

In the future we’re planning to do activities to specifically help:

Unemployed people develop skills for work.

People with mental health problems find improved life satisfaction.

What does the Local Theatre need?

We’re looking for your help so we can get the best technical equipment for our theatre, access ramps so that people with mobility needs can use our space, cafe equipment so we can offer the best experience for people visiting the cafe and theatre.

Here’s where the money’s going:

Technical equipment (lights and sound): £700

Performance space re-flooring: £700

Cafe equipment: £300

Access equipment: £300

Crowdfunder fees: 3% of above

Total: £2060

Stretch goals

We would be really happy to reach our goal! (Like dancing around the theatre happy!) 

If you’re able to help more and we raise extra funding, this will allow us to work with Artworks to offer more supported volunteering placements for local people with learning difficulties. 

A message from us to you

The Local Theatre is for you! Be part of its success! 

Volunteer, run your coffee morning here, put on a show, tell your friends. Whether you can help us with this crowdfunder or not, come and get involved at!

Choose your reward, share this page, and let’s make the Local Theatre something to be proud of!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£65 or more

3 of 10 claimed

VIP tickets to our first in-house show

Two tickets to our first in-house show, My Apologies, the story of a couple told through every time they say “I’m sorry” to each other. You also get a drink each and a box of chocolates to share.

£15 or more


A handwritten postcard written by us, sent to you.

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Visit an in-house show rehearsal

Sit in on a rehearsal of our first in-house show, My Apologies. See where the magic happens and get a real insight into how the theatre works!

£250 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Name a Chair

Put your name (or the name of your loved one, group, or business) on one of the chairs in our performance space. Become a part of the Local Theatre, right from the start!

£400 or more

Supporters' Plaque

Your name (or the name of your loved one, group, or business) on our Supporters' Plaque, which will have pride of place in the Local Theatre's foyer.

Let's make 'The Sheffield Local Theatre Fundraiser' happen