Praise as Harrogate Theatre's emergency appeal passes £40,000 mark

The Harrogate public have been praised for their incredible support for the town's Victorian theatre during lockdown - with the message 'keep it going'!

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 5:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 5:15 pm
Harrogate Theatre's chief executive David Bown: "I would like to thank the amazing people of Harrogate for all their contributions."

With all shows cancelled or postponed, Harrogate Theatre has been relying entirely on the public's support for its financial survival as the nation battles coronavirus.

Staff have been furloughed, its executive team has taken a pay cut of as much as 20 per cent and the Harrogate Theatre Emergency Appeal was launched to keep alive a story which began in 1900 when the theatre first opened its doors.

The theatre is delighted with progress so far as its emergency appeal moves past the £40,000 mark.

Harrogate Theatre's chief executive David Bown said: "I would like to thank the amazing people of Harrogate for all their contributions.

"These are extraordinarily difficult times, and everyone connected to the theatre is immensely grateful for every single donation and the good wishes that we continually receive."

How to support Harrogate Theatre

Donate to the Emergency Appeal via www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk;

Join Harrogate Theatre’s membership scheme;

Buy tickets for future shows - or don’t claim a refund on tickets for cancelled shows.

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