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Did you know the Everyman Theatre is a registered charity?

The Everyman Theatre prides itself on the quality of our artistic, education and outreach work. As Gloucestershire’s main professional theatre we are a cultural hub for the county, supporting a range of community groups, from schools and colleges to care homes and day centres. We run 7 Community Choirs, 7 Youth Theatre groups, a Professional Development programme for writers and actors and a range of activities, to help people of all ages and abilities engage with the arts.

We earn 85% of our income from box office and trading but the remainder has to be found from other sources. Grants from the Arts Council and Cheltenham Borough Council help but we also rely on the support of individuals, trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors and generous donors to help us deliver our work.

We are currently fundraising towards PROJECT BRAIN – a four year body of artistic and community work exploring the human brain and related neurological conditions. We have two main themes we are exploring over the four years of Project Brain – dementia and mental health.
DEMENTIA: Our focus is to support people living with dementia and their carers, to create more dementia-friendly communities in Gloucestershire. 2017’s Life Stories project, which partnered five specialist dementia care homes with local young people and schools, explored participants’ stories through a range of arts activity and culminated in a sharing and celebration Tea Dance for participants, stakeholders and guests on the 5th June.

We are now researching the next programme of work, to engage more people living with dementia through our artistic activities. We are partnering with The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford on this. Target: £30K.

MENTAL HEALTH: There are two strands to our mental health work. Engaging with the homeless and vulnerably housed community, to give marginalised people, often with mental health problems, opportunities to develop skills and emotional wellbeing through artistic engagement. The second strand is building emotional resilience in young people to help them cope with the demands of being a child and teenager in the 21st century. We are looking to work with young carers and others who are struggling with unique demands. Our target for these areas of work: Homeless work: £35K Youth work: £35K

Any gift, however small, will be very welcome, so please support us. Of greater benefit to the theatre is if you become a regular member of our Individual Giving Programme. We have three levels of membership available, from as little as £30 annually. To find out more please click on the Individual Giving link below. You can donate via the donation form.

If you would like any further information on this latest campaign or the projects identified, please contact admin@everymantheatre.org.uk

Click on the links below to discover other ways you can help the Everyman.

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