Audiences asked to dig deep for annual Acting for Others appeal


For the next two weeks theatre audiences will be asked to dig deep at curtain calls to help support an annual charity appeal run by Acting for Others.

The theatrical charity starts its 14th annual bucket collection tonight. For two weeks bucket collections will be held at the end of performances in almost every theatre across London and throughout the whole of the UK.

Last year over £225,000 was raised – more than £40,000 by the cast of Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre alone – at more than 80 theatres across the UK taking part.

Initial cast and theatres taking part this year include Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre, Flashdance at Liverpool Empire and The Lie at Menier Chocolate Factory.

All donations go to Acting for Others, an umbrella organisation for 15 theatrical charities which use the funds raised to offer emotional and financial support to any theatre workers who have fallen on hard times through illness, injury or circumstance.

Initial participating theatres:

Adelphi Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

Anvil Arts

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Birmingham Hippodrome

Blackpool Opera House

Bristol Hippodrome

Charing Cross Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

Citizens Theatre

Criterion Theatre

De Montfort Hall

Devonshire Park Theatre

Dominion Theatre

Duchess Theatre

Duke of York’s Theatre

Dukes Theatre Lancaster

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Playhouse

Finborough Theatre

Fortune Theatre

Gielgud Theatre

Grand Opera House York

Harold Pinter Theatre


Her Majesty’s Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre

Kings Theatre Glasgow

Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone

Lichfield Garrick

Liverpool Empire

Manchester Opera House

Menier Chocolate Factory

Mill at Sonning Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre

New Alexandra Theatre

New Theatre Cardiff

New Victoria Theatre (Woking)

New Wimbledon Theatre

Norwich Theatre Royal

Palace Theatre – Manchester

Pavilion Theatre Rhyl

Phoenix Theatre

Piccadilly Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Playhouse Theatre – London

Prince Edward Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre

Queen’s London

Regent Theatre (Stoke on Trent)

Richmond Theatre

Royal Opera House

Salisbury Playhouse

Savoy Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe

Sheffield Theatres

Sherman Cymru

Southport Theatre

St Martin’s Theatre

Sunderland Empire

Theatre Royal & Concert Hall Nottingham

Theatre Royal Brighton

Theatre Royal York

Trafalgar Studios

Victoria Hall, Stoke on Trent

Wolverhampton Grand

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

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