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Georgian Theatre Royal Launches Triple Anniversary Appeal
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Georgian Theatre Royal Launches Triple Anniversary Appeal
The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond is the oldest working theatre in the UK in its original form and on May 1st it is launching a fundraising appeal to raise awareness of its work in the community and to secure much needed financial support for the future.

2013 is a very significant year for the Georgian as it celebrates a trio of anniversaries. It is 225 years since the theatre was first built in 1788, 50 years since the theatre re-opened in 1963 and 10 years since the theatre was fully restored in 2003.

Over the next 12 months the Georgian Theatre Royal has set a target of raising £122,500 from donations. The theatre has many exciting plans for development but the present financial situation is a major challenge.

Malcolm Bryant, Chairman for the theatre, says: “The Georgian Theatre Royal has demonstrated its ability to delight, motivate and excite all age groups through a variety of activities. During 2012 the theatre developed exciting plans for a Learning Centre that will provide a unique opportunity for people of all ages to increase their knowledge, awareness and appreciation of theatre in the Georgian period and its social, geographical and historical context. 

Everyone is aware that this is currently a challenging time for Arts organisations. This is particularly so for the unique Georgian Theatre Royal which in addition to its artistic programme makes a major contribution to tourism, young people and the wider community. The Triple Anniversary Appeal will support all our activities and allow us to continue to educate and entertain.”

To reach the target the Georgian Theatre Royal needs local and national patrons to support the appeal and donate to enable this extraordinary theatre to survive and flourish.

To find out how you can donate and support this historically important gem please contact the theatre on 01748 823710 or email Appeal brochures can be picked up from the theatre and more information is available at

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