In the last year alone, plays which started in our 63-seat studio have had: three West End transfers, two national tours, won or been nominated for 21 awards, and played to over 3000 people. We have staged the work of 64 playwrights since the start of 2015. We currently receive no regular core funding and have to fundraise for all our in-house productions, as well as our extensive writing and creative development programmes, including this award.

Will you help us keep this going, do more as a theatre and support us to discover and nurture the next generation of theatrical talent?

What’s more – if you donate to us today we can match it.

We’ve been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve project. This means that for every pound we raise from new donors, they will match that sum over the next three years. So your gift of £10 becomes £20 (£22.50 with Gift Aid).

Share the Drama

Please support our Share The Drama scheme to help emerging writers and first time theatregoers from the local area, who can’t afford to see our work, with our subsidised/free ticket scheme and inspire their creative journeys. Give so we can continue to be a launchpad for creativity for everyone. Your support will be doubled thanks to match funding through the Arts Council Catalyst Fund.

How to Donate


  • To make a donation to Theatre503 or our Share The Drama scheme
    please click here
  • You can also become a
    503Friend or Patron


  • Text DRAM16 £5£10 or £25 to 70070 right now.

If you would like to discuss supporting our new season and any of our upcoming projects, including the 503Five, please contact Andrew Shepherd at