Andrew Lloyd Webber adds his support to Theatres Trust
On the launch of our new Patron Scheme, Theatres Trust is delighted to announce that composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber has become a Theatres Trust Ambassador.
Andrew Lloyd Webber joins 24 other high profile Ambassadors who will work with the Theatres Trust to ensure the UK's theatres are protected and secured for future generations to enjoy. His first act as Ambassador was to provide the space for the launch of the Theatres Trust’s new Patron Scheme last night at The London Palladium.
Part of a wider fundraising drive, the new Patron Scheme will enable supporters to deepen their relationship with the Theatres Trust and its work. The Theatres Trust is increasing its fundraising to support its ambitious plans, which include providing more grants to theatres to improve accessibility, viability and sustainability, increased support for community groups campaigning for local ‘Theatres at Risk’ and providing expert advice services to more theatres.
Designed by legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham and home to the capital’s variety performances for over a century, The London Palladium was the perfect setting for the theatre advisory body’s event. Theatres Trust Trustee, presenter and comedian, Dara Ó Briain introduced the evening to an invited audience that included philanthropists, charitable trusts and foundations, and leading figures from the culture and heritage sectors, as well as Theatres Trust Ambassadors Samira Ahmed, Jo Brand and Beverley Knight.
Photo shows Theatres Trust Trustees Dara Ó Briain and Gary Kemp with Theatres Trust Ambassadors Beverley Knight, Jo Brand and Samira Ahmed. Photography by Sharron Wallace.