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Christmas Appeal 2023

Keep the joy of creativity alive this Christmas

Norwich Theatre’s Christmas Appeal is raising money to help us bring the joy of creativity to people who may face barriers to exploring it on their own. 

From enjoying a show on stage to getting creative as a family, from theatre workshops for refugees and migrants to music meet ups for those living with dementia, creativity is a powerful force that can transform lives.   

Making people’s wishes come true is not something that is just reserved for fairytales or pantomime. Norwich Theatre is a registered charity that receives no regular public funding.  

This season of goodwill, we are asking you to join us and make a difference by donating to our Christmas Appeal. 

Throughout the festive season, we are fundraising to make sure that people of every age, diversity and interest, and every make up of family and community can take part in our creative experiences, with particular focus on the most at risk or underrepresented people in our communities. 

Play your part today

With your support, we can make free and discounted tickets and activities available to those who need them most: 

The money raised will ensure Norwich Theatre is able to address the barriers that people may face engaging in creative experiences.  

We do this by:  

£10 will give someone with a low income the opportunity to experience their first performance.

£25 will provide transport for someone, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to, to take part in our Boys Movement Company.

£45 will make sure a companion can join someone with accessibility needs visiting the theatre.

£60 will enable a vulnerable young person  to take part in our three-day school holiday activities.

£120 will give a family facing financial barriers the chance to enjoy our pantomime together. 

£240 will deliver one subsidised Theatre Cares session for adults living with dementia and their caregivers.

I wanted to pass on my thanks for the Theatre of Possibility, aimed at Autism spectrum disorder young people. It was great to see how they “jelled” and opened up. The day was pitched absolutely right, taking into account the young people’s abilities and understanding. It was a privilege to watch them flourish and be completely immersed in the activities.

– Joanne Tweedale, Adviser Inclusion and Attainment for Children with Disabilities (Norfolk Virtual School for Children in Care and Previously in Care and Children with a Social Worker at Norfolk County Council)

These sessions are really important to me because I can see the benefit that Roger is gaining from them. He is lifted which lifts me and he really enjoys playing his music for other people and people appreciating that. There are few things now that do that. It just opens up another avenue rather than our normal day-to-day dealing with things.

– Carole Parsley, takes part in Theatre Cares: A Life In Music (a programme for people living with dementia and their caregivers).

Norwich Theatre Royal - Auditorium | 2020

We have helped several young people access the arts and enjoy theatre and music – where otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to. The feedback from the young people has been positive… for some it is the very first time they have ever witnessed any kind of live performance

Joe Cook, Team Manager, Juventas Service (a social care organisation that accommodates and supports into independence unaccompanied teenage asylum seekers within Norwich)

Norwich Theatre are able to support individuals and groups through our organised schemes and activities including My Theatre, Encore and our Access scheme. If you are looking to get involved and require support, please click on the relevant links above. Please note, we are not able to fulfil individual requests for complimentary or discounted tickets.