Save Worthing Theatres and Museum

Save Worthing Theatres and Museum

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£10,000 target 38 days left
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We're part of the #SaveOurTheatres national campaign by Theatres Trust. Please help Save Worthing Theatres and Museum

WTM is part of a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to prevent the permanent closure of hundreds of UK theatres.

Worthing Theatres and Museum has been at the heart of the Worthing and wider community for almost 100 years. We exist to inspire, entertain and enrich the lives of everyone in our community through arts and culture. We do this by bringing a varied, year-round programme to our venues; running education programmes with local schools; providing affordable tickets for those who need them and offering other opportunities and schemes to ensure that everyone has access to arts and culture. 

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2020 marked a new era for WTM, and was set to be our biggest year so far. In early March we launched our most exciting programme to date, alongside a new look for the organisation and a refreshed membership scheme. Then along came Covid-19, the necessary closure of all our venues, and the loss of 70% of our income. 

A particularly big blow to WTM was the necessary cancellation of our much-loved annual pantomime - not only one of our most popular events of the year, but the source of a large proportion of our annual income needed to support the organisation for the rest of the year.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

We are so grateful to the support our community has already shown us, as well as that of Worthing Borough Council and emergency funding from Arts Council England. We are fighting to ensure the future of WTM and continue to furlough staff, access all the government support available to us, and make savings wherever we can. It’s been particularly challenging in our first year as a charity, and we still have a long way to go.

We need your help to keep WTM open and bring amazing theatre, dance, exhibitions, circus and so much more back to our stages, screens and museum, so that we can continue to make memories together with our community for years to come. 

Your donations will support WTM's recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, securing the future of arts and heritage in Worthing.

Rewards purchased by midday December 18th will be dispatched in time for Christmas. All rewards will be fulfilled in line with government guidelines on Covid-19. For more information on WTM Memberships and associated terms and conditions please click here 

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About WTM

WTM exists to bring the very best arts and heritage to the people of Worthing, Sussex and beyond, engaging and inspiring our community with a year-round programme of live events, cinema, workshops and education programmes. We are based in the heart of Worthing, and our venues - the Connaught Theatre and Studio, Pavilion Theatre, Assembly Hall and Worthing Museum - welcome over 340,000 people each year. We work with renowned theatre makers, music promoters and producers and in 2016 we launched the third largest annual contemporary circus festival in the UK. Worthing Museum holds notable collections of fine and decorative arts, toys and archaeology, as well as the largest collection of everyday wear in the UK.

Our vision is driven by the tireless passion and efforts of the team over many years, culminating in the launch of WTM as a registered charity in 2019. We have a strong track record and ambitious plans to put Worthing on the map as a cultural focal point in the South East.

Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure WTM survives this crisis. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Your name in lights!

As a big thank from everyone at WTM, we will feature your name on our supporters page

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£10 ticket voucher

£10 credit towards your next WTM experience

£20 or more

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An exclusive WTM pin badge

An exclusive WTM pin badge and your name listed on WTM's supporters page

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£20 ticket voucher

£20 credit towards your next WTM experience

£45 or more

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Experience Plus One Membership

Enjoy a year's WTM Experience Membership for you and a guest, including discounts, priority booking and access to exclusive Members' events. You will receive an activation code by email, and can activate your membership when you are ready to use it. Your code will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

£50 or more

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Exclusive movie quiz for 20 people

An exclusive online movie quiz hosted by WTM's resident film guru James Tully. The quiz will be up to 90 minutes long, for up to 20 people, and take place on Zoom - perfect for festive entertaining during lockdown!

£50 or more

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Backstage tour for 2

A private, one hour backstage tour of the Pavilion or Connaught Theatre for up to two people.

£75 or more

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Experience Plus Three Membership

Enjoy a year's WTM Experience Membership for you and up to three guests, including discounts, priority booking and access to exclusive Members' events. You will receive an activation code by email, and can activate your membership when you are ready to use it. Your code will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

£75 or more

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Guided tour of Worthing Museum's Costume Archive

A private, 2 hour guided tour of the Costume Archive at Worthing Museum for up to 2 people, with Head of Curation and Engagement Gerry Connolly

£80 or more

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Headline Plus One Membership

Enjoy a year's WTM Headline Membership for you and a guest, including discounts, priority booking and access to exclusive Members' events. You will receive an activation code by email, and can activate your membership when you are ready to use it. Your code will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

£100 or more

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Behind the scenes at the museum

A private 1 hour tour of Worthing Museum for up to 6 people with Head of Curation and Engagement, Gerry Connolly

£160 or more

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Headline Plus Three Membership

Enjoy a year's WTM Headline Membership for you and up to three guests, including discounts, priority booking and access to exclusive Members' events. You will receive an activation code by email, and can activate your membership when you are ready to use it. Your code will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

£250 or more

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Private archaeology walk with James Sainsbury

Spend a day with WTM's resident archaeologist, James Sainsbury, including a private tour of the collection at the museum, lunch and an archaeology walk at Highdown for up to 2 people

£300 or more

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Beauty And The Beast 2021 sponsorship

Sponsor our 2021 pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, and showcase your business to over 50,000 people with a full page advertisement in the production programme and acknowledgment through WTM's social media channels and emails.

£500 or more

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Art Curator for a day

Spend a day exploring WTM's extensive Fine Art collection alongside Emma Walder, WTM's Art Curator, and curating an exhibition to hang in the gallery for up to 8 weeks. Including a buffet lunch, up to 2 people.

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