FRIENDS SCHEME


By becoming a Friend of the Finborough Theatre, you can play a vital role in supporting one of London's most acclaimed Off West End theatres. We are a registered charity, receiving no public funding, and are completely dependent on your support.

You can support us by:

Becoming A Friend – There are four categories of Friends, each named after a theatrical figure resident in nearby Brompton Cemetery, and each offering you a wide range of benefits in return for your support.

Making A Donation – As an unsubsidised theatre, every single donation, no matter how small, makes a huge difference to our work, enabling us to continue bringing you internationally acclaimed theatre.

Supporting Us Through Your Business – We welcome corporate support, and can design a tailor-made package to suit the needs of your business, allowing your company to be closely associated with cutting edge award-winning theatre.

I do hope you can join us.

– Neil McPherson, Artistic Director

£25+ A YEAR – SQUIRE AND MARIE BANCROFT FRIENDS

Sir Squire Bancroft (1841 – 1926) and Lady Marie Bancroft (1839 –1921) were a husband and wife actor-manager team, responsible for introducing a new form of naturalistic drama to the UK and many theatrical innovations including matinees and long runs.

  • Season leaflet sent by post every three months.
  • Advance notification by email of all Finborough Theatre productions.
  • Advance ticket booking.

"The tiny but mighty Finborough...one of the best batting averages of any London company" Ben Brantley, The New York Times

£100+ A YEAR – RICHARD TAUBER FRIENDS

Richard Tauber (1891 – 1948) was one of the most popular tenors of his time.

  • All the above benefits
  • Ticket exchange service for pre-booked tickets (with 24 hours notice)*
  • Acknowledgement in theatre programmes and playscripts.
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*Subject to availability

"No small theatre in Britain has a larger impact on the theatrical ecology than the tiny Finborough in Earl's Court... Even the National and Royal Court are hard pressed to make as many discoveries (or rediscoveries) as it routinely does"
Mark Shenton, The Stage


£500+ A YEAR – WILLIAM TERRISS FRIENDS


William Terriss (1847 – 1897) was one of the West End's greatest stars of the late Victorian period, only to be murdered at his stage door by a deranged stalker.

  • All the above benefits.
  • Access to house seats for sold out productions*
  • A complimentary programme for five productions during the membership year.
  • A pair of complimentary tickets for five productions during the membership year.

  • * Subject to availability

William Terriss Friends comprise a benefits value detailing the actual cost of membership to the charity. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price. Any amounts given over the benefits value are given freely as a donation. The donation value is eligible for Gift Aid. William Terriss membership Benefit £200, Donation £300.

“A disproportionately valuable component of the London theatre ecology. Its programme combines new writing and revivals, in selections intelligent and audacious.” Financial Times

£3000+ A YEAR – ADELAIDE NEILSON FRIENDS

Lilian Adelaide Neilson (1847 – 1880) was one of the brightest stars of both UK and American theatre before her tragically early death.

  • All the above benefits.
  • Acknowledgement in the theatre foyer.
  • Personal meeting and tour of the theatre with the Artistic Director.

Adelaide Neilson Friends comprise a benefits value detailing the actual cost of membership to the charity. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price. Any amounts given over the benefits value are given freely as a donation. The donation value is eligible for Gift Aid. Adelaide Neilson membership Benefit £300, Donation £2,700.

“A blazing beacon of intelligent endeavour, nurturing new writers while finding and reviving neglected curiosities from home and abroad.” The Daily Telegraph


HOW TO BECOME A FRIEND

Online - Visit our Donate page at the Charities Aid Foundation website.

Email – Email friends@finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Phone – Contact us on 020 7244 7439 to pay with debit/credit card

Post – Download our Friends Form and send to
 Friends, Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED

Corporate Support – Please email us at executivedirector@finboroughtheatre.co.uk

The Steam Industry is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales 3448268. Registered charity 1071304.