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The oldest working theatre in the country is launching a fundraising appeal to try to save the two hundred and twenty five year old venue from closure.
Richmond's famous Georgian Theatre Royal celebrates three major milestones this year but is finding it tough in the current economic climate. Bosses are now hoping donors will help secure its future:
The oldest working theatre in the UK is launching a fundraising appeal to try to save the venue from closure.
The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire, dates back to 1788.
Like many arts organisations, it is facing a challenging time as funds are cut.
This year the theatre celebrates a trio of anniversaries and has decided to set a target to raise £122,500 from donations to help it stay as a performance venue.
The theatre first opened 225 years ago. It is 50 years since its re-opening after the doors closed for more than a century, and this year also marks the tenth anniversary since the theatre was fully restored in a one million pound makeover.
Its supporters say its survival is vital to the local community.
Malcolm Bryant, Chairman for the Theatre said: "Everyone is aware that this is currently a challenging time for the Arts organisations. ..
This is particularly so for the Georgian Theatre Royal, which, in addition to its artistic programme makes a major contribution to tourism, young people and the wider community. The Triple Anniversary Appeal will support all our activities and allow us to educate and entertain."
The chairman of Britain's oldest working theatre is appealing to the public to help safeguard its future.
Launching the Georgian Theatre Royal Triple Anniversary Appeal to raise more than £100,000 Malcolm Bryant said,
"Everyone is aware that this is currently a challenging time for Arts organisations. This is particularly so for the unique Georgian Theatre Royal which in addition to its artistic programme makes a major contribution to tourism, young people and the wider community. The Triple Anniversary Appeal will support all our activities and allow us to continue to educate and entertain. To reach the target, the Georgian Theatre Royal needs local and national patrons to support the appeal and donate to enable this extraordinary Theatre to survive and flourish."
The theatre in Richmond, North Yorkshire, originally opened in 1788.