The 'Friends of RST' scheme is an annual membership scheme open to all.
Benefits of membership
For just £5, members will be given a membership card, receive two newsletters a year, keeping them up to date with the latest group news (including audition dates, details of our productions and any forthcoming fundraising activity) and be entitled to £2 discount on the price of their tickets for that year's production.Sign up to the scheme now and help us continue to delight audiences with our productions of Shakespeare's work. If you are on Facebook or on Twitter, you can also follow us there.
Why have a 'Friends' scheme?
Running a drama group is a costly enterprise, especially when your company only comes together once a year! Unlike most drama groups RST finds itself in the unenviable position of needing to hire fencing, chairs, storage facilities and changing facilities for the actors as well as all the standard costs of rehearsal room and performance space hire.
And because we perform outdoors, we are also somewhat reliant on good weather (or the willingness of our audiences to withstand the occasional burst of rain and the ever present mosquitoes) to ensure we sell enough tickets to cover our costs.
Despite the challenges, we keep going each year because we know that our audiences look forward to seeing us and (despite the odd grumble here and there) our actors enjoy performing for them. By setting up a 'Friends' scheme, we are able to offer extra value to our long term supporters, as well as bringing in valuable additional funding to the group.
Romford Summer Theatre recognise the invaluable support of our colleagues from across the various drama groups in Havering and the surrounding areas and are proud to be members of Havering Arts Council Other links you may find of use: