We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people asking us how they can help to support theatres, shows and theatre professionals during this difficult period. Here are a few ways you can help.
SOLT and UK Theatre have brought together theatre charities to centralise information about how and where theatre industry workers can access support. You can find a collection of these charities on the dedicated site we’ve set up here, and donate to individual charities on their pages.
A lot of venues around London and the UK are asking that ticketholders donate the cost of their ticket rather than requesting refunds. If you can, donating your ticket can support venues that are struggling in this difficult time. Another way to support specific theatres is to buy membership – sometimes called friend schemes or loyalty schemes – which often gives you access to pre-sales, discounts or perks too!
Here is a list of donation pages for theatres:
Buy Theatre Tokens
Theatre is nothing without its audiences, so if you are able to, why not treat yourself or your loved ones with Theatre Tokens so you have something wonderful to look forward to when we all get through this.
The brilliant thing about Tokens is they have no expiry date so you can feel confident in these uncertain times that you will be able to see a show at more than 260 theatres across the country including the West End as soon as we reopen.
SOLT and UK Theatre are not-for-profit organisations and have run Theatre Tokens for 36 years and so you can be reassured that every penny you spend with us is supporting the industry when we need it most, both now and in the future – so thank you.
Support the community
We’d like to thank everyone who’s sent messages of support to theatres, shows, and all of us working in the industry. It’s so important in times like these that we can stay kind, support each other and come together to share in the things we love.
So keep sending those messages of support and love around and remember to look after the physical and mental health of yourselves and the people around you.
Stay up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, where we’ll be aiming to keep you entertained and uplifted as well as informed. Check out our YouTube, too, where there are years and years of news, interviews and exclusive performances to pass the hours while continuing to support your favourite shows. Plus, we’re sharing details of all the other live streams, resources and more from across the industry on our dedicated page:
For details on current venue closure dates, please visit our venue pages here.