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MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH US
As a registered charity (230708), Curve Theatre (Leicester Theatre Trust) aims to reach the widest possible audience by remaining inclusive and ensuring that everyone, irrespective of their physical, social, educational or financial circumstances, can engage with the arts. We work with people of all ages and backgrounds, enabling them to access, participate and learn from the arts.
All charitable donations enable us to:
• Produce new Made at Curve productions – which are seen by over 750,000 people a year in Leicester and on tour.
“To everyone who worked on this masterpiece!! This was absolutely stunning! The idea of transforming a story (musical) to send out the world was genius! After 30min I was still gripped and emotionally stuck. What a delight to the eye.” Audience Member about our Sunset Boulevard – At Home
• Support local artists, including our Curve Resident Creatives to create new work.
“The funding has been used to support and maintain online arts activity, we have been able to pay for an annual Zoom account to support our online choir and singing workshop. We have also been able to invest some of the funding into our website development, helping us prepare for coming out of lockdown. We want to thank Curve for this funding which came at the point of lost potential income from several events we had been programmed to deliver.” Local arts organisation about our support during the pandemic.
• Create learning and participation activities for over 40,000 people a year.
“Thank you for supporting this year’s drama school graduates. I’d gotten into a bit of a spiral negativity and lack of motivation over the past few weeks but your positivity was inspiring and has given me the hope that I needed to motivate myself. Thank you.” Curve Classroom Zoom participant
• Engage our local communities and those new to theatre with creative programmes for people of all ages and ability.
“I just wanted to send a big thanks for all your help and support with organising getting the students online and watching The Color Purple. I had two emails last night from a Year 10 and Year 9 saying Wow, thanks Miss, and how much they engaged and enjoyed the show.” City of Leicester College about The Color Purple – At Home
• Ensure that anyone, irrespective of their physical, social, educational or financial circumstances, can access the arts.
“Just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed your production of The Color Purple. Felt it was absolutely amazing. Please pass on my huge thanks to everybody involved in the production. As a blind person the audio description is fabulous and I did see the Sunset Boulevard production as well which was also just as amazing. I really do hope that you continue to stream productions even when lockdown it’s fully lifted (…) as it’s not that easy for me to be able to get to the theatre to see these fabulous productions. I really do hope that you would be able to bear this suggestion in mind. I cannot wait for your next production.” Audience Member about our AT HOME productions
To learn more about the impact we have made in the community during the pandemic please read our comprehensive brochure reflecting on all of our work during lockdown – which really was a year like no other!
Impact of our work in 2019-2020
· 52 access performances: signed/BSL, captioned, audio described, relaxed and dementia friendly performances;
· 3,000 complimentary carer tickets;
· 68 free activities engaging people with arts;
· 70,000 discounted tickets for our local community;
· 1,100 £1 tickets to make theatre available for all;
But we need your help to do more
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT US
Become a Curve Supporter, Friend or Business Friend – Enjoy a range of discounted tickets and other exclusive benefits whilst supporting our charitable work.
Name a Seat – Create lasting memories and celebrate important people and moments in your life by making a mark in our auditorium.
Fundraise for Curve – please contact the Fundraising Team at [email protected], or (0116) 402 6345 to discuss further ways how you can support our work.
The Andy Nairn Bursaries in Technical Theatre – support the fund which enables young people from backgrounds not currently represented in the industry to access training and development opportunities at Curve.
Curve is a place where great stories are shared.
We bring together a diverse mix of aspiring theatre makers, professional actors and young performers to create, produce and perform dynamic work on our stages.
Curve is dedicated to playing a key role in shaping and changing the landscape for artists, practitioners and those from harder to reach backgrounds, but we need your help to do more – more opportunity for artists and practitioners to explore, experiment, collaborate, learn and create with us.
“Meeting new people in their community and working with them to express themselves through the project was brilliant. Thank you for the opportunity.” Focus Charity, Fashioning a City
Curve is a registered charity.
We reinvest all money raised into our building and the work we do, both on and off our stages.
Curve is an exciting place to be, but we need your help to do more – more engagement opportunities, more community projects, more learning and participation initiatives and more new shows.
“Magical, joyous, uplifting. The feeling of pride seeing the children receive a standing ovation is without doubt, something that will always remain with us as parents and carers.” Parent, Massed Sign SEN event
Curve nurtures creativity and provides life-changing opportunities.
We believe people from all backgrounds can achieve extraordinary things.
Curve proudly celebrates and supports the learning, development and creativity that our young people, communities and emerging artists bring, but we need your help to do more – we want to provide fewer barriers for young people and emerging artists to create, develop and grow through a supportive, inclusive and professionally led environment.
“It was such a joyous experience from start to finish. Never in my life have I met such a dedicated, kind, patient and nurturing team.” Community actor, Fiddler on the Roof
Curve is a theatre for all.
We believe participation in the arts should not be restricted by a person’s personal, social, educational or financial circumstances.
Curve has an ongoing commitment to make theatre accessible to all, but we need your help to do more – more access performances, accessible pricing, more free and low-cost activities.
“Seeing my nephew (who has global development syndrome) fully engrossed in the performance was amazing. The relaxed atmosphere allowed him to be himself and we saw a more focused and calmer side to him that we had not been able to see before.” Audience Member, The Cat in the Hat Relaxed Performance
Curve makes a difference.
We are a major producing theatre with a reputation for creating high-quality drama, musical theatre, dance and work for young people.
Curve community, learning, and artist development programmes engage with thousands of people every year, but we need your help to do more – more to entertain, inspire, encourage and excite our audiences and to enrich the lives of those around us and in our communities.
“It was wonderful. The performers were so open-hearted and generous… I was thrilled that the people from the refugee resettlement programme were invited to be a part of the largest community theatre event of 2018.” Organiser, Moving Stories Project