Celebrate #LoveTheatreDay with us and help raise the curtain on Cornwall’s Cultural Future….
In June last year, we closed to embark on the biggest transformation in our history - to ensure we can open up the power of performance to more people than ever and allow the next generation to flourish.
Over the last ten years, we have welcomed over 2 million people to our theatre including 100,000 young people and school groups - many visiting for the first time. Looking forward means reaching further. We want 200,000 people a year to come and see a show with us and want to give 50,000 more young people the chance to shine on stage and off.
We truly believe in giving Cornwall the theatre it deserves and want to create a new kind of public space in the heart of our county, where all are welcome, where Cornwall's creative talent can break new ground and where our next generation can be supported.
Not many people know that we are a charity and we’ve worked passionately over the last three years to raise just over 90% of our £21.6million target. We’ve been overwhelmed and delighted that so many of you have been inspired by our vision and supported us thus far and are now working hard to ensure we raise the remaining funds as we look forward to reopening and raising our curtain next Autumn.
Could you help us raise these final funds by taking part in our dress as your favourite theatre character day?
This year on Wednesday 20 November, we’ll not only be celebrating our 22nd birthday but also raising funds through celebrating #LoveTheatreDay a national celebration of all things theatre and stage.
We’ll be asking schools, friends, work colleagues and businesses to DONATE £1.00 to dress up for the day as their favourite stage or screen character or someone they’ve seen or been inspired by on Hall For Cornwall’s stage.
Maybe you want to swish your cloak of many colours by dressing as Joseph in his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat or gather your merry men and be the prince of thieves Robin Hood? Delve into the deep, dark wood as the Gruffalo or be our Mousehole Cat from Dick Whittington and his famous feline friend. Be a Dorothy, an Oliver!, a Matilda or an Elsa or even one of the characters from one of our Christmas shows – can anyone remember Windy the Pig? Whoever you choose, we’d love to see your efforts!
Could your school and community get involved and support us?
All monies raised will go towards developing and transforming our building so that we can fully support new plans for innovative community learning and talent programmes, support more schools and young people and ensure we provide opportunities for every young person in Cornwall to feel the benefits of live performance. We aim to double our Youth Theatre and Dance companies to generate more careers into the creative industries and intend to offer creative learning labs for pupils and teachers for all primary and secondary schools in Cornwall.
Please support us in helping the next generation of local talent to flourish and unlocking the confidence, pride and self-belief that live performance can bring to so many.
How we can support you?
We’d love to see your pictures and efforts and we’ll be awarding a very special ‘history in the making’ prize to the school who raises us the most money – an invitation to be the first school to stand on our stage in our brand new auditorium and raise the curtain for the very first time……
If you’d like to get involved, please email Sean Sweeney (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01872 321974 or Charlotte Somers (email@example.com) 01872 321979 and we can send you an information sheet along with lots of top tips on who to dress up as and some easy fix pointers for costumes.