The Rose Theatre in Kingston has announced its Rose Endures fundraising campaign.

The Rose Theatre has today launched its fundraising campaign Rose Endures amid the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus epidemic and aims to help protect the future of the theatre and the livelihoods of its staff and associate creatives.

As one of the largest producing theatres in South West London, the Rose Theatre in Kingston is a registered charity which doesn’t receive regular  Arts Council funding. As a venue, its ticket sales are what make up the majority of the Rose’s earned income, which together with contributions from stakeholders, donors and sponsors will enable the Rose to commission artists, produce new work and deliver its artistic and learning programmes for many years to come.

Talking about the campaign Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director at the Rose said: “We are absolutely dedicated to keeping our eyes on the horizon. We are going to continue thinking, dreaming, imagining and creating so that when we can all gather together once again, we will be able to fill our stage with stories of hope, love and of resilience. If you are in a position to support the Rose financially, we need you now more than ever, and would be immensely grateful. We are a community arts hub and in these unprecedented times, we must make sure that the #RoseEndures.”

To support the campaign, the theatre is asking for audiences to make a donation, share their memories of the Rose and to upload a photo of themselves and their families holding a card of their own design that says #RoseEndures.

To make a donation or to find out more about the campaign visit: https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/news/rose-theatre-launches-rose-endures-campaign