Organisers of the community project to provide a professional theatre in Beverley are delighted to announce that almost 100 seats have now been sold as part of their ‘Sponsor a seat’ campaign.
The fundraising campaign which began in January is proving popular with local businesses and individuals who have sponsored a seat in the main auditorium.
It is hoped that the campaign will raise £20,000 from seats available at a one-off cost of £100. The chairs will display the sponsor’s name on a plaque to show support for the theatre.
Project Manager, Sue Kirkman is leading the fundraising, she says:
“We have had a fantastic response from the seat campaign, it is now half way and we hope to sell all of the seats by the beginning of June.”
“It is nice to see quite a few sponsors have bought a seat to commemorate a late friend or relative. This is a lovely way to keep the memory of lost loved ones alive.”
“Every day we get enquiries from people asking how they can get involved with the theatre from either a sponsorship or volunteer perspective. This is very encouraging and it shows that when we open in the summer, the theatre will be well received and supported.”
“The main objective is to provide a venue where local residents and visitors to East Riding can have access to world class theatre productions and music. Beverley has been called a theatre town without a theatre which is why we want to deliver on our mission to offer a brand new cultural experience of the best possible quality.”
“We a have variety of corporate sponsorship packages available to help local businesses promote themselves whilst supporting the venue. We cannot make this project happen without local support but I feel confident that once we open, East Riding Theatre will play a large part in enhancing our cultural offering.”