Help us to entertain you!
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 mosquitos) 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 our actors enjoy performing for them. We are extremely grateful for the continued support of Clemence Hoar Cummings, a firm of Chartered Accounts, based in Romford, who have generously provided us with sponsorship each year to cover our advertising costs, but increased costs for hiring the park each year mean that, without increasing ticket prices (which we have managed to keep static for a number of years) RST may find itself unable to continue.
If you would like to help us continue delighting audiences with our productions of Shakespeare's work, why not consider making a donation to the group when purchasing your tickets via our online box office?
Alternatively, you could sponsor a specific aspect of our production costs (and get a mention in the programme).
To find out more about sponsorship options, contact us at email@example.com