Remember us in your Will
After you have looked after your family and friends, have you considered leaving Theatres Trust a gift in your Will?
Imagine if your passion for theatres could last beyond your lifetime and enable future generations to share in your joy. By supporting Theatres Trust, your love of theatres could last for generations.
As the national advisory body for theatres, our role is to protect and support all theatres across the whole of the UK. This includes small volunteer-run theatres, which are thriving hubs for their communities, large stunning historic theatres where you might see your first performance as a child at Christmas, or high-profile subsidised theatres that produce world-class theatre, dance and opera.
By leaving a gift in your Will to the Theatres Trust you could help us to keep theatres alive through our free advice service, small grants programmes and campaigning work. Your gift could help our overall mission or it could support a specific aspect of our work, for example small capital grant giving or our Theatres at Risk.
As the UK’s only charity that supports all theatres, we have an in-depth understanding of the issues facing theatres and how best to target help to have the biggest impact.
As a small charity, gifts of any size really do make a difference to our work.
How a gift can help
We received a gift from a Theatres Trust Friend that directly supported our work with our Theatres at Risk. The gift enabled us to offer a grant to Morecambe Winter Garden, a stunning Grade II* listed building, which is thought to be one of a kind - a big concert party hall.
As a result of this, we worked closely with Morecambe Winter Gardens on governance and management work and created a strong and resilient organisational structure. This enabled them to secure a community interest loan from Lancaster City Council alongside match funding from Historic England, to carry out necessary maintenance and repairs to the fibrous plaster ceiling.
How to leave us a gift in your Will
There are two options for how you can leave us a gift in your Will.
- You may wish to leave us a fixed sum, known as a Pecuniary Legacy
- You may wish to leave the remainder or part of your estate to Theatres Trust after other gifts have been distributed, known as a Residuary Legacy.
If you have already made a Will and wish to amend it, the simplest way to do this is via a codicil. Your solicitor will be able to advise you further.
Bequests should be made to: The Theatres Trust Charitable Fund (Registered Charity Number 274697). You will need to include the full charity name and charity number in your will.
Please contact Theatres Trust’s Development Director Kate Bierman if you would like to discuss leaving us a gift in your Will.
For further information on writing a Will please visit Remember a Charity of which Theatres Trust is a proud member.
Image credit: Morecambe Winter Gardens by Alun Bull courtesy of Historic England Archives.