Embassy Theatre Survival Appeal | survive to thrive campaign continues…
Hello. Pollyanne here again. I’m here today to tell you about the next stage of our survive to thrive campaign for the Embassy Theatre, Skegness.
I’m excited to say that the stage to screen project we have been fundraising for is halfway to its target thanks to donations from our customers and supporters, which includes a £10,000 donation from an anonymous beneficiary and a further £15,000 from the East Lincolnshire Arts Forum. To have this level of encouragement and support shown at this difficult time has given us a really strong start and shows we are on the right path.
Over the past months the absence of theatre, live entertainment and team sport has been felt by households globally. The big theatre institutes responded fast and streamed some amazing content into our living rooms which certainly evoked a whole range of emotions for me – but ultimately has helped lift the spirits of so many. But nothing can get close to the feeling of experiencing it with others, in a venue – whether live on stage or on the big screen. Film, theatre and sport have one thing in common – they bring people together and can provide a much needed escape from everyday life.
In response to the huge success of this, we are currently preparing a season of pre-recorded and live streamed events within the Embassy Theatre as part of a phased return. From stage to screen includes works from some of the major distributors in event cinema, theatre institutions including The Royal Opera House and National Theatre Live, family films and perhaps some live streamed matches courtesy of the EFL too.
To bring back live performance in our venue, that is financially viable and sustainable in the long term requires us to work strategically, within our means, until such time that social distancing is no longer required, consumer confidence is restored and the Embassy Theatre team can return to serve you in full force.
The immediate future shows opportunity for temporary diversification which has the potential to add cultural and community value to the Embassy offer whilst supporting the future return of live performance in 2021 to our stage.
For any of this to happen this campaign needs to exceed its target. If you want to be part of our future planning please act now – donate money to help us achieve this. The time to laugh, cry and celebrate together will return but it’s taking longer than anyone would like.
We will be ambitious and cautious at the same time with your donations to ensure we protect the long-term future.
I hope you agree with this strategy and with your support, the Embassy Theatre can once again be the theatre of all our dreams.
Embassy Theatre Manager
To thrive again, first we must survive.
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