Audiences at fundraising shows will be asked to help the cause by putting cash into buckets.
They are: J B Priestley’s classic comedy When We Are Married, by the Little Theatre Players, running from March 31 to April 2; an Easter celebration of musical theatre by our youth group, from April 14-16; and an outdoor concert by Cawston Brass Band at Mannington Hall on July 23.
A new fundraising committee is looking at other ways to generate income over and above the man sources of ticket sales and food and drink in the theatre’s Hub coffee bar.
Ideas already taking shape include a July fashion show highlighting the styles and music from Victorian times to the 1980s, a quiz, autumn music event, “selling” the remaining 30 unsponsored seats in the 160-seater auditorium and encouraging people to make donations in lieu of birthday and Christmas gifts.
Debbie added: “While the core of the committee is theatre board members and existing supporters, we are very keen to recruit anyone who can help with ideas and the energy to help make them happen.”