We’re nothing without you – so please complete the circle and help create amazing theatre experiences for everyone.

With your support, we can make theatre, nurture new talent, and help as many people as possible get involved.

To say thank you, you can enjoy a range of benefits including:
• Priority booking
• Advanced news and updates
• Access to Member-only events
• Backstage tours
• 10% discount in the restaurant, café and bar*
• Membership card and Welcome Pack

As a registered charity, we rely on your support to help us continue to create our ambitious work. 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

Your generous donation could help commission a new play or musical telling a story that changes our view of the world.

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 for Studio performances
– Annual dinner with the team behind Hope Mill Theatre
– Reserved seating for none allocated performances
– No booking fees
– Gold brick on the wall

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.

As a Member, they can enjoy priority booking opportunities, invites to Members’ Events and 10% discount from The Theatre bar and restaurant.

We can even add a personal message onto the Membership card, so you can wish them a Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas or any other occasion you might be celebrating!

Make someone’s day with a special and unique 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


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

WALL PLAQUES can be created for £62.50 a month (£750.00 one-off payment) (T’s and C’s Lasts as long as we are in HMT, min 5 years)

SEAT PLAQUES can be created for £42.00 a month (£500 one-off payment) (T’s and C’s Lasts as long as we are in HMT, min 5 years)

Donations can be made in instalments, paid by direct debit over 12 months, or in a single payment.

You choose the words and pick the spot and we’ll install your plaque within a month.


Whether you’re planning a tribute for a loved one, a surprise gift or marking a special occasion, you can take your place in our beautiful venue.

A wall or seat plaque is a unique way to celebrate your friends and family.
We can also put together a bespoke gift or party package that includes tickets, room hire and catering – just get in touch to see what we can do for you!

A Gift in Your Will?

What could a gift in your will do?

Let someone see live theatre for the first time?

You can give the experience of live theatre to people who might never otherwise have the chance to see it, because of cost or feeling it’s only for others. You can make eyes widen, hearts thump and new worlds open up.

£1,000 in your Will could enable us to invite 10 community groups to Hope Mill Theatre for free, to see live theatre for the first time, and / or support the creation of new stories and voices

Your gift could help commission new work that draws in new audiences. It could train new directors from different backgrounds so that we always
have a rich mix of interesting viewpoints.

£5,000 in your Will could give a promising new theatre-maker the support they need for 12 months to develop an idea.

£10,000 could commission a writer to create a new play or adaptation.

We would like to show our appreciation.

If you decide this is for you, we do hope you will let us know. We would love to say thank you in person. We can also discuss how you might like your love for the Theatre to be marked
when we eventually receive your gift… a plaque; your name in a programme; a credit in a production, a bursary; or perhaps free tickets for family and friends – whoever you’d like to come and raise a glass while they share in something that matters to you. We are always open to ideas.

Please get in touch to let us know if you’re considering this option and we will get in touch with more details & possibilities.

Corporate Sponsorship

As a corporate supporter of Hope Mill Theatre, we can offer a unique opportunity for your business to align itself with an iconic and innovative theatre in the heart of Manchester’s most innovative areas of Ancoats.

Working with a wide range of companies, we pride ourselves on our commitment to understand your business objectives and tailor our partnerships to suit your needs.

We offer three tiers of corporate membership, as well as a range of innovative and bespoke partnership opportunities, including production sponsorships, educational outreach projects and brand collaborations.

As a registered charity, we rely on partnerships with similarly forward-thinking, visionary businesses to support our ground-breaking work both on and off stage.

Please contact us at enquiries@hopemilltheatre.co.uk to find out more or support us with Corporate Sponsorship.