In recent times, the arts and culture sector has faced unprecedented challenges. With the aftermath of the pandemic, the devastating impact of the cost-of-living crisis, coupled with ongoing increase in running costs, have created a perfect storm of financial strain that we, as an independent theatre who receives no continuous government or public funding, are finding challenging to weather.
It’s for this reason we are launching our major fundraising campaign, Hope for the Future.
Hope For The Future seeks to raise £70,000, with the primary goal to:
- Sustain Award-Winning Theatre: Funds raised will allow us to continue to produce a variety of groundbreaking theatrical productions that captivate, inspire, and challenge audiences. These performances will continue to invest and showcase the incredible talent that resides locally in our city.
- Enhance Community Engagement: Through our community hub programmes, such as Hope Mill Theatre School and Community Choir and Orchestra, the theatre aims to deepen it’s support for local people on their doorstep, removing financial barriers to creative expression, and making the arts more inclusive and accessible.
- Investment into Artist Development: As a hub for creative talent, we aim to continue our support for queer and underrepresented voices, developing new and ongoing initiatives to enable playwrights and artists of all levels to tell unique and powerful stories.
Hope Mill is not just a theatre; it is a vibrant hub of creativity, a space where stories come alive, and where countless artists, creatives, and members of our diverse communities, find a platform to express themselves. It serves as a source of inspiration, education, and connection for our community.
A donation of any size can have a big impact, large or small. Every gift matters.
More ways you can support
There are many ways you can support and keep independent theatre alive, from personalising a seat or wall plaque, becoming a friend, buying a ticket, or setting up a regular donation, every bit of help can have a big impact.
You can find more ways to support here.