The Nottingham Arts Theatre is currently undergoing a staged refurbishment process to bring up the standard of the building and the service we offer to everyone that uses our facilities.
Over the past few years we have decorated the front of the theatre, done essential repairs to the roof, renovated our backstage administrative areas and green room, created a new studio theatre as well as freshen up the auditorium with a rich red paint.
Our technical provision has also been improved greatly through joining forces with the City Council’s team of technicians from College Street and an investment into more up to date lighting and sound equipment.
Looking into the future we have exciting plans to renovate our coffee bar, upper rehearsal room, dressing rooms, foyer and toilet facilities and we are applying for funding to try and help get these projects off the ground.
However, the one area we are really keen to improve next is our auditorium seating. The current seats were donated to the Nottingham Arts Theatre from the old Derby Playhouse back in 1963 and they have done us proud over the past 50 years. But obviously time is taking its toll and the are in desperate need of refurbishment.
We plan to refurbish the existing seats by reupholstering and re-polishing the seats. The refurbishment is estimated at approximately £60 per seat. Refurbishment rather than replacement is the better option for us due to the cost and also to replace them would mean we lose a significant number of seats due to new legislation.
As part of our efforts to raise the required funds we would like to give our patrons the opportunity to donate and sponsor a seat in our auditorium. Any donations, however small, would be gratefully received however perhaps you would like to help pay for the refurbishment of one or more seats to help bring a better theatre experience to our future audiences.
How To Donate
If you would like to donate to the refurbishment fund there are several ways that you can donate.
Look out for our red charity collection boxes around the theatre in the foyer and coffee bar areas. We would be grateful of any loose change you have spare.
By Credit/Debit Card:
You can donate online via our online box office system - CLICK HERE.
You also get asked if you would like to make a donation when you purchase tickets online.
You can also make credit/debit card donations by calling our box office team on 0115 947 6096 or coming in person to the Box Office during opening hours.
We are happy to accept cheques as donations. Please make the cheque payable to Nottingham Arts Theatre Ltd and send it to:
Seat Refurbishment Fund, Nottingham Arts Theatre, George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BE.
As a registered charity the Nottingham Arts Theatre Ltd. can claim Gift Aid on those donations completed online or if you hand in a gift aid form with your donation. If you are a UK taxpayer please print off and complete the donation form below to allow us to claim an extra 25p per pound on your donation from the taxman - making your generous donation go even further.
Download and print the Donation Form - CLICK HERE.
Registered Charity Number: 1085862