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Join Our Curtain Raisers

Are you passionate about nurturing the next generation of theatre makers and performers?

By making a gift of £500 or more, you can help protect the future of The Rep and help us break down barriers for new audiences and emerging artists. Your support will allow The Rep to continue offering life changing opportunities and experiences to as many people as possible. With your help we can provide a platform for the theatre makers, performers and creative teams of the future, opening the door to a career in theatre for people from all backgrounds.

The Rep was one of the main reasons I applied to drama school. It was the first theatre I visited as a child and the first theatre I ever performed in. Without it my life may have taken a completely different course. The Rep’s impact goes far beyond the economic contribution it makes to my home city – it is an essential and vital pathway for aspiring talent, for creating truly world class productions and for welcoming back that talent when it has flowered.”

Adrian Lester CBE, Trustee of the Board

Our Curtain Raisers play a vital role and we are very proud to acknowledge this generous support in a dedicated location in our foyer.

As a thank you, donors will also receive a commemorative gift and an invitation to an annual donor reception to learn about the impact of their support.

As a donation, the full amount you give will be eligible for Gift Aid.

To find out more and pledge your support, please email

Photograph of the front of The Rep at night.

Photography by Kris Askey