Why Support Live Theatre?

Why support Live Theatre?

“Supporting the arts, especially in these more difficult economic times, is something we’re proud of as a company. It’s terrific to be associated with one of the leading theatres in the region. Live Theatre has shown terrific enterprise in its writing programmes, its globally-recognised productions and its youth development work” 

Mark Squires, chief executive, The Benfield Motor Group

Live Theatre is a new writing theatre with a national reputation for developing creative talent from the region and presenting that work on the stage.  Next year we’re proud to be celebrating 40 years of entertaining audiences with new plays and making a positive impact on the lives of young people with our education work.

Making plays, finding and developing writers and actors and working in the community are costly activities which ticket sales alone are unable to fund.    We have always strived to be as innovative behind the scenes as we are in our theatre making, an approach which is raising much needed income from new sources.  For example the online learning course beaplaywright.com and The Broad Chare pub. 

We are also in debt to the many supporters and funders who are as passionate about theatre and encouraging talent as we are.   If you would like to play your part in helping Live Theatre continue entertaining audiences and delivering education work into the future, please read on. 

"I have a relationship with Live Theatre which is the envy of many playwrights and is probably unique in British Theatre. Live provides a "home" for its writers who come back again and again over the years whilst the theatre itself fosters new relationships which add to the fold... Live Theatre’s dedication to writing about the place it is based in, forging a language with a unique identity is, I discover, a rare thing” 

Lee Hall, playwright


If you would like more information on how you can help Live Theatre continue to thrive email Gillian Firth Development Manager or call (0191) 269 3498.