Leave a Legacy


“The Theatre exists because of the generous support of individual people who rescued a deserted Salvation Army Citadel in 1975 and made it what it is today: a thriving regional theatre providing the community with professional drama, music, cinema, comedy, art and a huge range of participatory activities.”


If the Theatre holds special memories for you and your family, and you would like to help secure it for future generations, please consider making a gift in your Will. 

Generous gifts left to The Theatre over the last decade have been of critical importance in supporting us through economic downturns and the pandemic.  Every legacy we receive supports The Theatre's work on stage, in the community and behind the scenes, and helps to secure our future.


How to Make a Gift to the Theatre in your Will

Anyone can leave a gift to charity in their Will and no gift is too small to make a lasting difference.

There are three ways you can include The Theatre in your Will;

  • a pecuniary legacy allows you to leave a specific sum of money
  • a residuary legacy allows you to leave a percentage of your estate
  • or, you can leave a specific item, such as jewellery or art.


It’s easier than you think to make or update your Will.

Its also worth knowing that gifts to UK registered charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax in the UK and can help you to manage your inheritance tax liability. But we’d strongly recommend that you speak to a solicitor for advice on tax issues. 

For more information about leaving a gift to the Theatre please contact [email protected]


Let us Know

If you have already included a gift to the Theatre in your Will please let us know so we can thank you and recognise your support. Legacy donors are recognised in our auditorium, with your permission, and receive Patrons benefits and invitations.


In Memory Donations

Remembering a loved one with a gift to Theatre is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of someone special. Please contact Katie Shama at [email protected] for more information about making an in memory donation.


With thanks to recent Legacy donors and for in-memoriam donations

Bruce Kynaston Bebbington, Dorothy Brown, Geoff Evans, Rob Evans, Moira Low, David AER Peake Trust, Mrs Davina Huxley