The London theatre based in Hampstead has announced the launch of fundraising campaign to protect its future.

(c)Daniel Daniel

The fringe theatre run by Founder and Artistic Director Léonie Scott-Matthews, who was recently awarded a Medal of the Order of the British Empire for services to British Theatre, is in need of £8000 initially for rent payments and vital building work to help the theatre re-open safely.

Dependant on box office income, Pentameters Theatre has been completely without income for the last few months due to coronavirus and is under threat for the first time in its history.

While £8000 is enough to cover the maintenance and the rent, more donations may be needed depending on the scale of the building work . All the money raised will go directly to this, and any leftover
money raised will be fed back into the theatre for future productions.

The fundraiser has a number of rewards available, including posters designed byin-house artist and musician Godfrey Old, a signed poetry anthology written by founder Léonie Scott-Matthews, limited edition T-Shirts, and yearly memberships. There will also be fundraising evenings of music and poetry to be announced very soon.

Founded and run by its artistic director Léonie Scott-Matthews BEM, Pentameters is the oldest and one of the most respected fringe theatres in London, where performers such as Rik Mayall, Ben Elton, French and Saunders, and Russell Brand started their careers.

To contribute to the fundraiser visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-pentameters-theatre?tk=2bc71fbc37b6f25e77c0b957114f9e55d6ee8536