We need your help to raise £50,000 to help the Lyric survive
Today we have launched a fundraising campaign asking our community to help raise £50,000 through crowdfunder to ensure we can survive these next few critical months and reopen.
‘Our safety curtain is down and the stalls are empty, but we are determined to see our theatre full again and with your help we can make that happen. Any donation, no matter how small, is going to help us survive this critical time and see the Lyric return and this theatre full again. We will reopen the Lyric, but only with your help.’ Artistic Director, Rachel O’Riordan and Executive Director, Sian Alexander
In 2020 we celebrated our 125th birthday at the same time as having to close due to Covid. Having now been closed for over six months the impact of losing 75% of income has put incredible financial pressure on the theatre.
This is one of the biggest challenges in our history and we are calling on our community to help ensure that the Lyric remains at the heart of Hammersmith for another 125 years.
In the last 10 years alone the Lyric has:
- Given 28,000 free tickets to community groups and those who live and work in Hammersmith and Fulham through the Free First Night scheme
- Given 22,000 free tickets to local schoolchildren to the annual Panto
- Welcomed nearly 2 million people through the doors to experience world-class theatre from the heart of Hammersmith
And since the Reuben Foundation Wing opened 5 years ago 180,000 young people have taken part in opportunities and activities through Young Lyric classes and projects.
Help ensure the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre can continue to play a vital role at the cultural heart of West London.
Donation pledges start from £10 with unique Lyric gifts offered at every level and need to be made before the 03 November 2020.
To donate to the campaign visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/lyrichammersmiththeatre