Support Us

Why help us?


Alnwick Playhouse is a registered charity. Our ability to deliver professional touring drama, music, dance and film of the highest quality to our audience is due to the financial support that we receive from our Friends, donors and funders.
With only a small staff and a team of volunteers, the Playhouse is open 6 days a week, mostly 12 hours a day, not only for performances but also providing facilities for community groups, youth theatres, arts and crafts groups. It is the cultural hub of Alnwick, inspiring and involving local children and bringing pleasure to over 55,000 visitors every year through over 700 events.
However, funding for the arts is increasingly under threat and the Playhouse has suffered in recent cutbacks. The future of the Playhouse in future years depends on your generosity. Please help us to keep this community arts centre alive by giving support where you can.

Your Playhouse needs you!

How can you help?


Make a donation. Contact us for details of how you can make a huge difference through a larger charitable donation or click here   to make a donation.
Think of us in your will. Contact Playhouse Trustee Norman Luke for a confidential conversation on how you can help us in the future by leaving a legacy to Alnwick Playhouse Or think about leaving an ‘in memoriam’ gift on behalf of someone who loved the Playhouse.
Become a corporate supporter. Local companies can all play a part in helping the Playhouse. Contact us to find out about making a tax-effective donation or how to ‘Sponsor a Show’.
Become a Playhouse fundraiser! Are you running a marathon, doing a sponsored event or bathing in baked beans? Why not make the Playhouse your charity and help raise vital funds for our activities. We’d love to hear your ideas, just get in touch and tell us how you think you can help!                                         
Join the Friends Please see our Friends page for further information on how to join. 
Join Front Row!
This exciting new supporters scheme is designed for people who care deeply about the work of the Playhouse in the local community and want to make a real contribution to the costs of keeping this venue open and working. Through the assistance of our Front Row members we are striving to improve the services we can offer our audience and for new audience members. It entitles you to many different benefits and a closer relationship with the Playhouse. Please get in touch or download the application form on the front page of the website for more information.


For all enquiries regarding support for the Playhouse please contact Sam Hobrough, Fundraising Officer at the Playhouse on 01665 51078501665 510785

Our Supporters


We would like to thank all of our supporters and funders who contribute to the work of the Alnwick Playhouse for their generosity.

In recent years, we have had generous support from the following Trusts, Foundations and Supporters;

Alnwick (St Pauls) Educational Charity, The Ballinger Trust, The JH Burn Charity Trust, The Butler-Ember Trust, The Carr-Ellison Trust, The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, The Friends of the Playhouse, The Hadrian Trust, The WA Handley Trust, The Percy Hedley 1990 Charitable Trust, The Sir James Knott Trust, The Joicey Trust, The Leech Challenge Fund at the Community Foundation, The William Leech Charity, The Duke of Northumberland’s Charity, The Percy Family Fund, The Rothley Trust, The Santander Boost Fund at the Community Foundation, The Three Valleys Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation.

We are also supported by numerous local parish councils for which we are very grateful

Front Row members

Richard and Frances Allsop, Alistair and Elizabeth Anderson, I.L. August, Peter Brown, Stephen Brown, Keith Campbell, John and Jeanne Casken, Paddy and Lindy Conway, Alan and Marjorie Craig, Colonel & Mrs Michael Craster, Nancy Hammond, Mrs Mary Hughes, Mrs Rose & Mrs Jenkins, J and H Pottle, Nellie Shrimpton, B.P Straughan, Roger Styring, Mr & Mrs Roy Todd, Fiona Urquhart, Alex and David Williamson, Andrew Willmott

Some Front Row supporters prefer for their support to remain anonymous, and we would like to thank them also.