Theatre Saved My Life competition

Share your stories about the positive impact theatre has had on your life to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize.

Alan Cumming biography BaggageMulti-award-winning actor and Sunday Times bestselling author Alan Cumming has spoken about how theatre has saved his life on a number of occasions. 

To celebrate the publication of his new book, Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life, we've teamed up with publishers Canongate to offer one lucky person a pair of tickets to the show of their choice on Alan's extra special book event tour, and a signed copy of Baggage.

Live in conversation for these exclusive events, Alan – with the help of some very special guest interviewers to be announced – will take you on a startingly honest, poignant, and joyous roller-coaster of a ride as he shares stories from his extraordinary life. From a troubled childhood on a remote Scottish estate to his early days as a Blue Jeans photo-story model; from becoming a Tony and Olivier award-winning theatre actor to making back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; from Golden Globe, and Emmy Award nominated television actor, to social justice activist and LGBTQI+ advocate.

These events promise to celebrate the messiness of life with Alan’s signature storytelling and humour. Find out more about the events.

Enter the competition

You can either share your story on Twitter using #TheatreSavedMyLife and tagging @TheatresTrust or you can enter via the online form.

The closing date is noon on Thursday 21 October. The winner will be chosen at random and notified soon after.