Donation To Blackpool Grand Theatre…
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125 years ago, local businessman Thomas Sergenson secured the world’s leading theatre architect, Frank Matcham, to design the magnificent jewel we know today.
Blackpool Grand Theatre has always been in the vanguard of development in theatre: it was the first theatre in Blackpool to be totally electric; it was the first to have a fully cantilevered circle eliminating the need for pillars to give every seat a clear view; and Matcham invented the crash doors that enabled a quick evacuation of the building.
As we celebrate this important milestone, our mission is to secure the theatre for the next generation, starting with a campaign to raise £125,000 to repair the storm damage to the dome at the front of the building.
Blackpool’s Grand Theatre Celebrates its 125th Anniversary.
Our aim is to raise £125,000 to replace the theatre’s iconic copper dome and make further refurbishments.
During a recent survey of audience members who had attended Blackpool’s Grand Theatre, over 68% were surprised to hear that the venue was a charitable, not-for-profit organisation. We’ve made it easy for you to support us and make a donation to Blackpool Grand Theatre.
The Grand is more than just a beautiful, Grade II Star listed building. It’s an active charity with social, educational and artistic aims. In addition, it runs a full programme of workshops for children and young people, in and out of school, focused on improving literacy, numeracy, social skills and confidence.
Last year, 10,000 school children benefited from discounted tickets to see performances at the theatre. A further 3,000 young people performed on the stage as part of Au Revoir Review and Schools Alive. And 30 local schools are part of our literacy project in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Through the charity campaign The Grand aims to give every local child access to its work. To do this the theatre must raise funds to help grow its participation programme of events that allow children to grow and develop. These programmes are not for the privileged few but for all. We aim to cover costs and, where possible, the theatre offers as many free places as it can.
Learn more about our Creative Learning projects here.
There are many other ways you can support Blackpool’s Grand Theatre, here are just a few…
The 125 Big Grand Draw
Enter our yearlong raffle drawn on 18 December for the change to one of the great prizes £1,000, £2,000 or a whopping £5,000. Ticket are £2 each and can be purchased online here or when visiting the Theatre.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Purchase a 125 Limited Edition Lapel Badge
Our Rose Gold coloured Limited Edition badge will be available from the Box Office, From our Front Of House Volunteers and online here.
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The Grand Theatre, Blackpool operates as two distinct Charitable Trusts:
Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust Ltd
Reg. in England and Wales No 1323495, Reg. Charity No. 506601
Blackpool Grand Theatre (Arts & Entertainments) Ltd
Reg. in England and Wales No 2825229, Reg. Charity No. 1022754