Jermyn Street Theatre Emergency Fund

Jermyn Street Theatre's doors are closed. As a small charity, these are financially catastrophic times. We lost huge sums when we closed, and because  we get no regular grant, our income has been slashed by 95%. We're the smallest producing theatre in the West End - we rent our building and have small cash reserves. And (although there's insurance for floods, if not plagues), our much-loved archives, technical stores and dressing rooms were destroyed by a huge flood in early April.

In the absence of government guidance or a rescue plan for theatres, we have decided to remain closed to the public for the rest of 2020. Closure is financially punishing, but reopening and then being forced to close again would bankrupt us.

But with your help, we're turning the tide! We've launched the Brave New World Season to keep our isolated audience entertained and our community connected.  Actors from Olivia Colman to Penelope Keith, and Aimee Lou Wood to Jamael Westman, have rushed to support us. We're already broadcasting a daily Shakespeare sonnet, a regular evening cabaret, a weekly podcast, and our freelancers are contacting our most isolated audience members. There's much more to come in the autumn. Our doors are closed, but our theatre is open.

We know times are hard for everyone. However, if you can afford to help out, your donation - big or small - will make a massive difference. The Miranda Club - for the first 70 people giving over £500 - has 30 places left. Hundreds of people have already donated generously, and we're incredibly grateful. Whatever you can give, you're helping our little theatre recover.

We can get through this together - with your help. We can't wait to open our doors again and welcome you back.

With all our best wishes and thanks,

Tom Littler
Artistic Director


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  • Judi Herman 
    • £50 
    • 12 d
  • Pamela Miles 
    • £30 
    • 14 d
  • Penelope Humphris 
    • £25 
    • 21 d
  • Lindsay Dean 
    • £50 
    • 1 mo
  • Gillian Sharp 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: Jermyn Street Theatre (4)

Tom Littler 
Raised £5,939 from 75 donations
Jermyn Street Theatre, Greater London, United Kingdom
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Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
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Cat Robey 
Team member
Raised £250 from 9 donations
Tom Littler 
Team member
Raised £230 from 5 donations
Johanna Heanley 
Team member
Raised £115 from 5 donations
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