Bridport's Lyric Theatre needs your help!

Bridport, United Kingdom
FUNDED

Welcome to Bridport's Lyric Theatre: the newest/oldest theatre in the town and home to thousands of amazing memories dating back to its early days as The Electric Palace Cinema. Last September, Niki McCretton and Marc Parrett scrimped, saved, begged and borrowed (and sold their house!) to be able to afford this amazing old building. They wanted to save it from developers and to reinstate it as the majestic theatre it's meant to be. Niki and Marc, of Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company, and their dedicated team at The Lyric have since worked hard to get the building up and running as a creative space for artists and performers to create and showcase their work. So far, we've put on events such as... 

  • Heron at Home - Bringing the folk band, Heron, back together in their original line-up. A first in over thirty years!

  • Tivo: La Resistance - adult clowning company from Brooklyn, New York City had us crying with laughter at their UK premiere 

  • The Little Red Riding Hood - innovative, quirky, family-friendly puppetry from Bristol based Soap Soup Theatre Company

  • The Enormous Turnip - gigantic veg, puppetry, live music and dancing for ages 2 and up from The Lyric's resident theatre company, Stuff and Nonsense

And coming soon is:

  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Dance - cha cha chas, salsas and quicksteps in your maddest hat with tea and cake galore! Part of the Bridport Hat Festival.

  • Slightly Fat Features' Cabaret - cabaret for the whole family to enjoy!

  • The Hare & The Tortoise - anarchic, puppetry fun for everyone aged 2 and up this Christmas!

BUT we NEED YOUR HELP to make the building safe and keep it open the public! We've been given 6 months to make essential repairs to the building and to install a new fire alarm system but this is going to cost us money we just don't have! We are a completely independant, unfunded organisation with no arts council funding.

What do YOU get? Well, fans and pallies! For every donation, you will receive a voucher. Vouchers mean rewards! For donations under £20, you receive our eternal gratitude! Donations between £20 - £50, we will send you a personalised Lyric card, signed by the team and you will get a special mention on our facebook website. For donations between £50 - £100, you will receive a voucher for a ticket to a mini-performance from Stuff and Nonsense at The Lyric and a tour of the building. £100 and over will buy you a voucher for a ticket to our special VIP evening - an evening of fun at The Lyric - a performance and drinks with the team for us to say a massive THANK YOU!!!

If you'd rather donate by cheque, please send cheques payable to Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Co. to The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack St, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LX.

Thank you so much for your support - let's keep The Lyric, the home to so many amazing memories, open for years to come!

For more information and pictures, find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/thelyrictheatre. You could also visit Stuff and Nonsense's website at www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.com

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Massive THANK YOU!

£5.00 or more : Our hugest, warmest, eternally-grateful thanks!

 

Personalised card from the team and website credit!

£20.00 or more : We will send you a personalised Lyric card, signed by the team and you will get a special mention on our facebook website.

 

Ticket to Stuff and Nonsense's show and tour!

£50.00 or more : A ticket to a mini-performance from Stuff and Nonsense at The Lyric and a tour of our lovely building.

 

Special VIP evening

£100.00 or more : A ticket to our special VIP evening - an evening of fun at The Lyric - a performance and drinks with the team for us to say a massive THANK YOU!!!