Amidst the Covid-19 outbreak it has never been more important to support Hope Mill Theatre for anyone who is in a position to. Although we are going dark, our small team are still working hard to keep the cogs turning.

We are constantly moved by the support of our loyal and supportive audiences and what is clear is that now more than ever we ask you to continue to support, not only our venue, but our beloved arts community as we move in to unknown territory.

Hope Mill Theatre was born out of grassroots ambition. We could not have come this far or achieved all we have without the support of our audience, friends & supporters.

Your support is the backbone enabling everything we do and, excitingly, it’s still only just beginning.

Please do consider donating or joining the Hope Mill family. We promise to continue delivering the highest quality independent theatre, nurturing new talent and much much more.

To say thank you, you can enjoy a range of benefits including:

• Advanced news and updates
• Access to Member-only events
• 10% discount in the restaurant, café and bar*
• Membership card and Welcome Pack

For as little as £5 a month, your donation can make a big difference.

You can join us at a number of levels: Cotton, Steel and Platinum. We also have higher tiers of support, where you can join as a Patron member.

There are also different ways you can pay:

1) Buy a one-off Membership that will last for a year.
2) Set up a Direct Debit for twelve monthly payments that will be automatically taken from your account
3) Set up a Direct Debit for the full membership amount that will be automatically taken from your account each year.

Read about our Memberships here: ‘Become a Friend’


£150 PER MONTH / £1,800 PER YEAR

Patrons hold a special place in every theatre’s heart. Patron support means you want to help drive the future of the theatre and commit to helping us deliver excellence.

In return for your support, Patrons enjoy all Member and Platinum benefits plus:

– Press Night invitations
– Special event invitations
– Invites to events showcasing the breadth of our work, on and off the stage
– Reserved seating
– Reserved seating for none allocated performances
– No booking fees

The Perfect Gift for a Theatre Lover


For just £50, Gift Membership allows the recipient to enjoy the best of Hope Mill Theatre all year round.

They can enjoy priority booking, invites to special events and 10% discount from The Engine Room.

If you know a theatre lover – make their day special with the perfect gift!

First Curtain Scheme

Buy a ticket for a child from Greater Manchester to attend the theatre for the first time.

‘Cinderella’ in May 2020 will be the first time you can donate and support our campaign.

£20.00 ticket will provide one child with the chance to enjoy live theatre in an intimate setting for the first time.

Please note: we accept donations of any amount towards this important cause. Please give any amount you can by clicking the link below.


Become Part of the Factory of Creativity with a Wall or Seat Plaque

Become an integral part of Hope Mill Theatre with a seat or wall Plaque with your dedication.

Plaques are valid for 3 years from purchase date.

WALL PLAQUES can be created for £42.00 a month (£500.00 one-off payment)

SEAT PLAQUES can be created for £25.00 a month (£250 one-off payment)

Buy Seat Plaque

Corporate Sponsorship

As a corporate supporter of Hope Mill Theatre, you would be aligning with one of the UK’s favourite theatres, tucked in the heart of Manchester’s most innovative area: Ancoats.

We offer bespoke options of corporate membership and as a registered charity, rely on partnerships with similarly forward-thinking, visionary businesses to support our ground-breaking work both on and off stage.

Please contact us at to find out more or support us with Corporate Sponsorship.