Theatrical charity Acting For Others has revealed the initial participants for its 15th annual bucket collection, which begins today and runs for two weeks.
For the next fortnight, bucket collections will be held at the end of performances in almost every theatre across London and throughout the whole of the UK.
The initiative last year raised a staggering £250,000 with 95 theatres across the UK taking part. This year, over 100 will participate.
Last year’s Golden Bucket Award-winners (the highest-raising companies) both return: The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and The Wipers Times (at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 2017, now playing at the Arts Theatre).
— Acting for Others (@ActingforOthers) October 22, 2018
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All donations go to Acting for Others, an umbrella organisation for 15 theatrical charities which use the funds raised to offer emotional and financial support to all theatre workers in times of need. These are the only theatre collections endorsed in London by Society of London Theatre and nationally by UK Theatre, and supported by almost all the leading theatre groups across the West End and nationally.
The Acting for Others charities are: Actor’s Children’s Trust, Dancers’ Career Development, Denville Hall, Drury Lane Theatrical Fund, Equity Charitable Trust, Evelyn Norris Trust, Grand Order of Water Rats Charities Fund, International Performers’ Aid Trust, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, Ralph and Meriel Richardson Foundation, Dance Professionals Fund, The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund, The Royal Theatrical Fund, Theatre Chaplaincy UK and The Theatrical Guild.
More information can be found, and further donations made, at the Acting For Others website.