We are five Musical Theatre and Arts Development students at the University of Chichester raising money for the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth. In total we are looking to raise £20,000 for the theatre to help them get through the pandemic and continue to be able to provide accessible arts for everyone. By raising £250 we will have in total raised over £1000 in less than six months for the theatre!
Why are we raising money for the New Theatre Royal?
Following a devasting fire that destroyed half of the theatre and subsequent renovations to restore it to its former glory, the New Theatre Royal re-opening its box office in 2015 has been working tirelessly to re-establish itself as the bustling theatre it once was. Prior to the first lockdown, the theatre offered a wide variety of shows to cater for the diverse audience within Portsmouth. Not only were they putting on these amazing performances, they have been doing some incredible work behind the scenes. Working with partners such as the Company of Makers and Flow Observatorium to work with many disadvantaged groups.
The effects of COVID have significantly drained the New Theatre Royal's financial resources and now, more than ever, they need your help in order to keep their doors open. Any donation, no matter how small, helps the theatre to jump back on its feet once they can finally open their doors again.
What are we doing?
Following on from our incredibly successful online fundraising campaign in November 2020, where we raised over £700, we are hosting a Livestream Cabaret on the 3rd April 2021 with tickets as little as £2.50 per person. All proceeds made from this event will go straight to the theatre to help with the unexpected costs of COVID alongside all the money donated to this CrowdFunder.
Sophie, Issie and Tamina taking part in our 40k in Fancy Dress
Of course this is all leading up to our show, My Fair Lady, which is happening 16-18 September 2021. All profits made from this show will go towards our goal of £20,000 which we are raising for the New Theatre Royal.
Where can I follow you?
You can follow us on our social media pages to be kept up to date with all of our fundraising and information about the show.
Facebook - UOC My Fair Lady
Instagram - @uoc_myfairlady
Twitter - @uoc_myfairlady
TikTok - @uoc_myfairlady
From the MT & Arts Dev Team,
Emily, Issie, Sophie, Tamina and Georgia xx