1. Buy Theatre Tokens
Theatre is nothing without its audiences, so if you are able to, why not treat yourself or your loved ones with Theatre Tokens so you have something wonderful to look forward to when we all get through this.
The brilliant thing about Tokens is they have no expiry date so you can feel confident in these uncertain times that you will be able to see a show at more than 260 theatres across the country including the West End as soon as we reopen.
SOLT and UK Theatre are not-for-profit organisations and have run Theatre Tokens for 36 years and so you can be reassured that every penny you spend with us is supporting the industry when we need it most, both now and in the future – so thank you.
One lucky reader can win a £50 Theatre Token, simply enter your details at the bottom of this page!
2. Donate to the Theatre Artists Fund
The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector.
The fund has already raised over £2 million, including a £500k donation from Netflix and many generous donations from celebrities and industry leaders. Incredibly, more than £120k of this so far has been gathered through public donations.
This money will allow us to give grants of £1,000 to at least 2,000 people in urgent need, but we had over 4,000 applicants in the first week of applications. You can donate below to help us help more struggling theatre workers and freelancers.
3. Watch theatre online
Since lockdown, many theatres have turned to online content to keep us entertained – both streaming past shows and creating brand new theatre especially for online audiences.
Some of these shows are ticketed, some are put on in return for pay-what-you-can donations. With most physical theatres closed to performances, this is a great way to continue supporting your favourite theatres all while getting your hands on some exclusive content.
4. Book theatre tickets
With news that outdoor theatres and socially-distanced indoor theatres can open from 15 August, many theatres have started to announce when their productions will restart.
From big West End musicals in Spring 2021 to comedy in the park this month, there’s plenty of theatre coming up in London, with more being announced as government timelines get clearer. Check out Official London Theatre’s article of confirmed rescheduled shows and book your tickets today!
5. Subscribe, stay tuned, and look ahead!
While it is currently unclear as to when theatres will reopen, we must look ahead to all the exciting things we have to look forward to when they do. Visit venue websites, sign up to their newsletters and follow their social channels so that you can snap up tickets as soon as they’re available and so that you can support us when we need you.
Stay up to date with Official London Theatre on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, where we’ll be aiming to keep you entertained and uplifted as well as informed. Check out their YouTube, too, where there are years and years of news, interviews and exclusive performances to pass the hours while continuing to support your favourite shows. Plus, Official London Theatre will be sharing details of all the other live streams, resources and more from across the industry.
Official London Theatre are so looking forward to welcoming you back as soon as they can. But in the meantime, sign up to Official London Theatre’s newsletter here so that we can keep you updated with all the latest news too.
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