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The Friends of Strode Theatre

friendsWHY DO WE NEED FRIENDS OF STRODE THEATRE?

The Friends of Strode Theatre (registered charity number no. 1112942) was set up in 2006 to support the theatre, to improve the building and its facilities, and to enable innovation. Since local authority funding cuts of 2011, the Friends’ support has become more and more important and is now absolutely vital in keeping the arts alive and flourishing in Somerset.

WHAT DOES THE FRIENDS OF STRODE THEATRE PAY FOR?

Friends funds have so far paid for a whole range of improvements and developments: new sound systems for live shows and film; energy efficient LED light fittings throughout the building; digital projection; satellite installation for opera, ballet and plays on the cinema screen; new carpets and flooring; repairs to bar and foyer furniture; online booking and the box office system and development of the Studio.

During our Covid-19 closure, the Friends have helped Strode Theatre transition to new ways of working, experimenting and innovating with digital programming.

WHAT YOU GET IF YOU BECOME A FRIEND?

Friends’ membership will make you eligible for priority booking one week before each new season, and up to one week priority booking on most new titles announced through the season. You will also be invited to a Friends only event at least once a year.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

To join us we ask for a donation of at least £20 for one person, or £30 for two people at the same address, per year. Alternatively, you can opt to pay monthly by standing order – a minimum of £2 per month (for one Friend) or £3 per month (for two Friends at the same address).

HOW DO I BECOME A FRIEND OF STRODE THEATRE?

Online HERE

download the leaflet here (PDF, 600KB)

Get in touch via email: FriendsStrodeTheatre@strode-college.ac.uk