The theatre company have announced a new fundraising appeal to help protect its future.
Iris Theatre have today announced the launch of a new fundraising appeal to help guarantee the future of the company. The news comes as the inaugural season from the company’s new executive team, Paul-Ryan Carberry and Paul Virides including A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Carberry and Teresa Burns’new adaptation of Robin Hood directed by Rafaella Marcus will now take place in summer 2021.
Talking about the news, Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director, said today, “It has become clear that presenting our inaugural season as Iris Theatre’s new leadership will not be possible, therefore we have taken the sad, but necessary, decision to postpone our summer season until 2021.Postponing, while essential to ensure the safety of the company, staff and our audiences, is a decision that puts Iris Theatre at an immediate risk of collapse, particularly as our Arts Council emergency funding application was unsuccessful. Sales from the summer season account for 80% of our projected income this year, and without it our company is in need of help and support. We’d be hugely grateful for those who may be in a position to do so, to please consider supporting us during this time.”
People are able to support the company in a variety of ways including:
- Turn existing tickets into donations or credit to use in future. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.
- Donating the value of tickets you would have bought this year. To donate please visit: www.iristheatre.ticketsolve.com/products/donation
- Purchasing vouchers which you can use towards a future production. To purchase please visit: www.iristheatre.ticketsolve.com/products/regular
- Become an Iris Theatre Supporter with a regular monthly donation. To become a supporter please visit: www.donorbox.org/become-a-member-of-iris-theatre
The Iris Theatre is a charity and resident theatre company of the Actors’ Church, committed to developing the careers of emerging artists. As well as its annual outdoor summer season which has run for 10 years, Iris presents new work through the year at the Actors’ Church and creates opportunities for training for artists of all backgrounds and disciplines.
To find out more about Iris Theatre visit: https://iristheatre.com/