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.
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