Local theatre charity, Wrong Shoes Theatre Company, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the installation of their new stage curtains.
The Shoebox Theatre is a small 50 seat flexible studio space in the heart of Swindon’s cultural quarter and the charity has been working tirelessly to convert it into a fully functional and affordable theatre, gallery and rehearsal venue – for performers, artists and audiences in and around Swindon.
“We have already acquired some amazing stage curtains and now we need the funding to install them! At the moment, they are lovingly stored away but are looking very sad and not fulfilling their theatre destiny. So something must be done!” said Hannah Marquez, Trustee and Producer for Wrong Shoes Theatre Company.
“We need to raise £1000 in 28 days, and it’s all or nothing, so we are keen for people to help us to spread the word and of course donate what they can! Once we get funding we can get the curtains installed very quickly, it’s the final piece in the puzzle for the first stage of our development plans and will mean we can start to programme professional work into the space and better support community performances.”
The charity wants to put Swindon on the map for new and contemporary theatre and nurture the talent within the town. Their aim is to offer audiences an alternative to pantomimes and stand-up and provide something different to the community as both audiences and performers.
You can donate to the Shoebox Theatre’s crowdfunding campaign via their website www.shoeboxtheatre.org.uk.