Why do we need your support?
A message from Clive Francis, our membership patron:
‘I am delighted to be your membership patron. Richmond is so lucky to have the Orange Tree Theatre, an intimate venue and the only permanent in-the-round theatre in London. It has, rightly, attracted a loyal, discerning audience, as I know from the many occasions I have appeared there. From its beginnings in a room above the Orange Tree pub in 1971, Sam Walters’ theatre has become one of London’s most respected off West End theatres. Now in its 5th decade, it has much to celebrate.
None of this comes cheaply. With cuts in government and Arts Council funding, the challenges facing the Orange Tree Theatre are greater than ever. Now, more than ever, the theatre needs to increase its membership numbers to enable it to go on producing first-class plays, nurturing talent, and making theatre accessible to all. You can show your support by joining today – just choose the level that best suits your needs.’
Clive Francis has appeared at the Orange Tree numerous times, most recently in Three Farces. He also frequently appears in the West End, including The Madness of King George III and Enron, as well as on television and on film (including The Queen).
Make a donation
By becoming a member, you can enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits alongside the knowledge that you are contributing to the security of our future. But if you wish to make a gratefully received one-off donation, here’s what your money could buy:
- £5 A prop, such as food for an on-stage kitchen.
- £10 A bound script, which actors require during the rehearsal period.
- £20 An item of costume, such as a dress or a shirt.
- £50 A piece of furniture, such as a period-specific chair.
The following donations will be acknowledged by a plaque in the Trevor Howard bar:
- £150 will help towards technical equipment.
- £250 will help towards the upkeep of the building.
- £500 will buy a plaque on a seat in the theatre itself.
All donations, whether small or large, are received with gratitude and will be put towards ensuring the quality of our productions and the reach of our community and education work continues.