Celebrate Community Engagement at Sheffield Theatres

As a registered charity, it is vital that Sheffield Theatres raises funds to support its ongoing work connecting with the community. This month, one of the performances of The York Realist will be dedicated to supporting fundraising at the Theatres.

All tickets purchased for The York Realist on Thursday 29 March will make a small contribution to the work of the theatres. A number of tickets are available for £85, which grants customers access to both the show and an exclusive post-show party, which will be held in the Theatres’ Studio. Guests will enjoy music, drinks and canapés, along with opportunities to explore the backstage areas of the theatre, meet Artistic Director Robert Hastie and, after watching The York Realist, spend time with the cast – which includes Shameless’ Ben Batt, W1A’s Jonathan Bailey and Downton Abbey’s Lesley Nicol.

Every year, Sheffield Theatres welcomes thousands of people through its doors for activities taking place beyond the stage. This includes monthly Dementia Friendly Tea Dances, reaching around 1200 people living with Dementia each year; Fun Palaces, which welcomes around 3000 families to enjoy exploring their own creative potential through workshops and activities and supporting children and young people throughout the city region to achieve their Arts Award, gaining experience and knowledge for future employment or development opportunities from arts-based learning.

Claire MurrayInterim Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres, said: ‘Fundraising is vital to our ongoing work in the city region. Through our sustained programme of engagement and participation we’re making a significant contribution to the health, wellbeing and talent development of our communities. This event offers a fun and fascinating way for our audiences to help us continue to make a difference.’

The Sheffield Theatres Connecting Communities event will take place on Thursday 29 March from 7.30pm and tickets cost £85 – which covers a ticket to see The York Realist and a donation to Sheffield Theatres’ ongoing community work. Other Tickets for the show start from £15. For further information, please contact the Box Office on 0114 249 6000.