The Walnut Tree Shades is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
Our venue faces closure, alongside many other businesses, due to Covid19.
The Walnut is a Norwich icon, and has been a music venue for over 35 years. With lots of young and old musicians finding their feet for the first time or reigniting a passion for live music. Without us, and other similar venues, there would be a huge hole in all our lives.
We've worked out what our ongoing costs are, and for the safety of us all, it seems unlikely that we'll be able to reopen in June as originally anticipated.
Unfortunately our own finances and government support will fall short. Whether you can pledge £1 or £100, we will be deeply grateful for your support. Every single penny we raise will go directly towards helping us reopen our doors to the public as soon as it is safe to do so.
If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.