Theatre503 is where it all starts for a writer. We put more first time writers on the stage than any other theatre in the country, if not the world, while making our work affordable…but we can’t do it without your help
You can read The Story of 2021 here…
We are entering one of the most exciting moments in our history – winning a new space at Nine Elms and planning to make our Latchmere space physically accessible. We’ve also wiped out hire fees for visiting companies and are committed to ensuring access to our work is affordable via our Share the Drama scheme, which subsidises 58% of our tickets and offers 25% of our 503Studio: Online Writers Programme places for free.
You may not know that we are a registered charity and rely on donations from individuals and organisations to help us raise at least £180,000 to cover over half of our core turnover. We are also not an NPO – so do not receive a guaranteed annual statutory grant from Arts Council England. While we were able to survive the pandemic, thanks to the support of the Cultural Recovery Fund and some wonderful individuals and organisations, we need your support to help us stage over 100 early career writers, and more than 1,000 freelance artists each year.
Please help us lay the foundations for our future
If you would like to discuss any of this in more detail, we’d love to hear from you! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.