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We rely almost entirely on sales, memberships, donations and our wonderful volunteers to keep our live arts and film programme, galleries, and community pottery going.
The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns of the past two years have been especially challenging for The Poly, with us being unable to operate at our usual level. In addition, we are now having to make important upgrades to our beautiful listed building, which has meant a further period of closures for some areas of operation. With this in mind, anything you can donate will help our local venue keep going for the community and is hugely appreciated. And if you are a UK taxpayer, with your permission we can make your generosity go 25% further by claiming Gift Aid on your donation.
Click here to make a one-off donation - every penny you give is truly appreciated.
Post pandemic, The Poly Theatre is one area of the building we’ve not been able to fully open.
During our Covid-enforced closure we began some much-needed renovation works, including removing and safely disposing of asbestos materials recently identified in the backstage area of our theatre. While we funded much of this work through Poly reserves and assets, we need your help to meet the cost of the remaining repairs to the area affected. We also need to upgrade necessary electrical systems in our theatre.
Unfortunately, we cannot open our theatre for stage performances until we complete this important work. So we have launched a Crowdfunder!
What the money raised will help us do…
To bring our theatre back into full use, we need to:
Reinstall and update audio/visual systems for live music and theatre events
Install a hearing loop to be used for all events in our auditorium
Replace the curtains and ropes on stage
Repair and redecorate areas affected by asbestos removal
To help us achieve these goals we are looking to raise £15,000 from our friends, supporters, associate artists, and customers.
Can you help us? Anything you can donate, however big or small, will make a difference.
If all of our friends and supporters could give whatever they can afford, this will enable us to achieve our target and open our theatre back up - for you, your family and friends, and our community.
Follow this link to help: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/the-poly-save-our-stage