In its latest stepping stone to finally realising the venue as a full-time venue that can support, entertain and inspire its community; Leith Theatre are launching a critical and unique Heating Crowdfunder. With this campaign, Leith Theatre is taking its first step towards major capital works, aiming to bring heating into its grand auditorium, and directly supporting the local community by pledging one third of all funds raised to three local charities working to support homelessness in Leith and Edinburgh.
The campaign launches on bonfire night. Setting a £30,000 target for Leith Theatre, they are hoping to raise additional funds up to the overall sum of £45,000, with the additional £15,000 to be gifted to these local homelessness charities. Whatever happens, one third of all funds raised during the Crowdfunding campaign will be donated to local homeless charities.
Funds raised for the theatre will pay for radiators to bring warmth to the large auditorium enabling activity inside the venue across all 12 months of the year, and simultaneously aims to ‘radiate’ that warmth to those who need it most this coming winter.
During the campaign, Leith Theatre’s façade will change colour as the Crowdfunder heats up and major financial milestones are hit, starting with blue for launch as darkness falls this Guy Fawkes.
Lynn Morrison, Chief Executive of Leith Theatre says:
‘Once October arrives, the thermometer plunges to single digits rapidly and stays there until late spring, making it extremely difficult to even be in the space. Please help us bring warmth to the community, help us to deliver these crucial remedial works to this radiant old beauty and help the incredible Leith Theatre get its glow back to become a jewel in the crown of Edinburgh’s venues.’
Search for ‘Leith Theatre’s Big Radiator Generator’ on Crowdfunder.
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