COVID-19 presents an unprecedented set of challenges and worries for everyone and we want to take this moment to wish all our members, artists and audiences health and safety during this difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone who has already kindly donated their unused tickets and credits to The Actors Centre, as well as those who have called or emailed to make a donation. Your generosity and support means so much and won’t be forgotten.
The Actors Centre is a Registered Charity No. 275934, providing essential professional development opportunities for actors and creatives through a diverse and dynamic year-round programme of workshops, masterclasses and theatre.
As an unsubsidised charity, we rely on our workshops, theatre and membership income to stay afloat. COVID-19 represents the biggest threat in our organisation’s 42-year history and with our building currently closed; we are set to lose as yet unquantifiable and vital income.
These are impossibly difficult times for so many people and we know it will not be an option for everyone, but we are kindly asking for donations — no matter the size — to help our organisation survive.
Our members and audiences are at the heart of who we are and what we do and without a building for them to network, create and perform, we risk losing a vital and essential safe space. The arts can bring solace in times of distress, but they are often seen as ancillary and now more than ever, they will need support. Our small, but incredibly dedicated team are prepared to work harder than ever before to find new, innovative ways to keep our programmes alive online because we recognise that in uncertain and troublesome times, a semblance of routine can bring joy—and maybe even distraction.
However, we cannot do it without your support. Your donation will go towards keeping the building running while we are closed and safeguarding our future so that we can re-open when the time comes, with dynamic programmes of work that support actors and creatives for many years to come.
In lieu of a donation, if you would like to give someone (or yourself), the gift of a membership to The Actors Centre, that would also be of enormous help. We do not know when normality will resume, but we will freeze all membership start dates until we re-open and to all current members who might have a membership expiring in the next couple of months, we are also freezing those and you can resume them when we are back in action.
In the meantime, please stay safe and positive and stay tuned to our social channels and website for updates.
The Actors Centre team
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