Theatre Royal Onward (and upwards!)

by TheatreRoyal in Tameside District

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Unfortunately this project was not successful.

Would you like to be part of a Grade II local theatre? Then please join us in securing the future of the Theatre Royal Hyde.

by TheatreRoyal in Tameside District

Jean Farmer (Hall) 17th November 2015

I danced ballet on that stage as a teenager. I now live it NZ, and will now probably never see the Theatre again, but like to think of it as being restored to its former glory. Please be successful!! Well done all of you!

Carol Moores 17th November 2015

I've got very happy childhood memories of seeing films at The Royal, and as an adult I was the only person who went to see The Jungle Book at Royal 2. Years later, I met the widow of the projectionist, who told me that he was a Ukrainian who'd been stolen by the Nazis to work as slave labour in Germany when he was a teenager. At the end of the war, he tried to get to Argentina, where he had relatives, but the Allies could only give him a lift as far as Liverpool. He ended up in Hyde, married and had a family and worked at The Royal. She told me he would've rewound the 'King of the Swingers' section if I'd asked!

Angela Whittaker 13th November 2015

I lived in Hyde for over 40 years (now Cornwall) and attended Theatre Royal many times as a child. It is part of Hyde's heritage and deserves to be preserved. Hope you succeed and well done!

TheatreRoyal 13th November 2015

You are a real star Colin. You've already saved one theatre and are helping us with this one

Colin Fine 13th November 2015

Best of luck for a worthy cause! You've a challenging target, but I'm glad to help as much as I can. (Got to keep some back for my own theatre: The Bradford Playhouse!)

Philip Howarth  12th November 2015

I cincerly hope you reach your target. The Theatre Royal gave me a huge amount of pleasure in my youth and I hope it will continue to do so in the very near future. Good luck.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will be kept informed of progress and have priority booking for events. AND You'll be added to our virtual wall of fame which we will be building over the campaign. Watch the Crowdfunder page for details.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

You'll be kept informed of progress, have priority booking for all events - forever! AND You'll be added to our virtual wall of fame which we will be building over the campaign. Watch the Crowdfunder page for details. AND Your name will be added to the Great Big Thank You Book which will be displayed in the foyer.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We'll pick a few lucky ones to cut the ribbon to open the theatre. The photograph of you, along with Silver, Gold and Founder Sponsors and the stars on the day, will be framed and be on show in the foyer.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You will have everything from the lower tiers - PLUS a VIP tour of the building before the opening - raise a glass with the team!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Everything from the lower tiers - PLUS two VIP invites to the opening Gala event and join the team and the stars for a memorable night out.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

You are our Silver Sponsors - so you get everything from the lower tiers PLUS two VIP invites to the VIP Reception Party plus great seats for the opening Gala event.

£2,500 or more

1 of 350 claimed

£2,500 Reward

You are our Gold Sponsors and receive everything that has been mentioned before PLUS will have your name engraved on a brass plaque on theatre seat of your choice. Your name will be added to the special souvenir programme.

£10,000 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£10,000 Reward

You are our Founder Sponsors and will have everything listed before AND you will be invited to name a key feature of the theatre (the bar, a box, a dressing room or maybe the circle...?). You will have access to the building during the restoration and will be able to use the venue for meetings.

£200,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£200,000 Reward

You are a true Hero of Theatre - and it will be named after you or your company. You will be invited to be on the Board of Directors and have two free tickets to every event - forever.

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