WE ARE A CHARITY – Blackpool’s Grand Theatre receives corporate and funding support from selected organisations locally and regionally. If you would like to support the theatre you can in many ways: support our programming, creative learning, day-to-day running costs, customer comforts or capital projects.
There are so many ways you can support Blackpool Grand Theatre.
Make a Donation
Support and #PlayYourPart and support our Recovery Fund – head over to our Recovery Fund page and make a donation of £5, £10, £20, £50, or any amount you can wish.
Name A Seat
Support Blackpool Grand Theatre by Naming a Seat in the Stalls or Dress Circle, your donation includes a plaque on a Stalls or Dress Circle Seat (non-specific), include your name or the name of a loved one, or in memory.
Legacy giving is a great way to leave a gift to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in your Will, a special way of ensuring that the theatre you love continues to thrive for generations to come. Legacies help us support our Artistic Programme and the building, in addition to inspiring audiences of the future.
Magic and Sparkle
The Grand in conjunction with Producer Martin Dodd of UK Productions Ltd aims to make the festive season a little more special for local groups, children and families in need with their Magic & Sparkle project. Regular and new pantomime-goers are invited to buy one extra ticket (at a very special discounted rate of £10), which is then donated to local groups, children and families in need.
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1894 Club Membership
Become a member of the 1894 Club help support the programme of Blackpool Grand Theatre. With a selection of membership benefits it’s never been a better time. Plus you are regularly supporting your local theatre.
Friends of The Grand
Support the Friends of The Grand – volunteering time, helping within the theatre, being true ambassadors of the beautiful building.
What Your Support Means
From free events to tailored outreach programmes, your support helps us share what this magnificent building and our rich arts programme has to offer people of all ages and backgrounds.
We aim to inspire a life-long love of theatre and we do this by working closely with local people, especially those who, for whatever reason, may not be able to take part in the arts, to unlock their creativity, develop their skills and discover the joy of theatre.
We raise funds to do this work with gifts from people like you, helping us reach the audience of now and build the audiences of the future.
Blackpool Grand Theatre (Arts & Entertainments) Limited
The purpose of the Charity is “to promote, maintain, improve, assist and advance public education, appreciation and understanding of the arts including the arts of design, drama, mime, dance, singing and music and, to formulate, prepare and establish schemes therefor”.
The charity aims to:
- Welcome new and existing audiences by presenting a programme that will inspire, challenge and entertain through its cultural and artistic diversity.
- Contribute to Blackpool’s vibrant cultural heritage through programming and by being a centre of excellence for the enjoyment of the performing arts.
- Enhance and conserve the integrity of the Grade II* listed Victorian theatre
- Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the theatre
- Support the continued development of creativity and learning in the local and wider community
A number of strategies are employed to achieve these, from targeted discounting, audio-described performances for the blind, plus BSL signed and captioned performances, to guided tours and partnership working with many and varied stakeholders.
Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust Limited
As a theatre conservation charity, the board of trustees is continuously mindful of the need to preserve, maintain and improve the beautiful and historic Grand Theatre.
The theatre, which the Trust owns, is one of the few remaining operational venues designed by Victorian architect, Frank Matcham. It is Grade II* listed and an important heritage asset, not just for the town of Blackpool but for the nation as a whole.
To support the Trust in preserving the theatre for future generations by raising free donations each time you shop online, please go to giveasyoulive.com/join/blackpoolgrandtheatretrustlimited
WE ARE A CHARITY! Blackpool’s Grand Theatre works with some incredible Supporters.
We receive just 7% of our income from public funds – Arts Council England and Blackpool Council.
The remaining 93% is generated from Box Office sales, commercial activities and fundraising.
We generate income from Charitable Trusts & Foundations, Friends of The Grand and corporate sponsorship.
We are very grateful to our main financial supporters which include:
- Arts Council England
- Friends of The Grand
- Blackpool Council
- Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
- Pleasure Beach Resort
If you would like to support Blackpool’s Grand Theatre then please do contact us on 01253 290 190; alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool operates as two Charitable Trusts:
Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust Ltd; Registered in England and Wales No 1323495, Reg. Charity No. 506601
Blackpool Grand Theatre (Arts & Entertainments) Ltd; Registered in England and Wales No 2825229, Reg. Charity No. 1022754