Dear Friends we are grateful for the support shown to us during this difficult time. One fundraising item in our Crowdfunder last year was to take a place on our virtual Stage. Please see our Virtual Stage here on the home page for a limited period and then it will be moving to its own page in the fundraising section as well as being displayed in the Foyer once we open again. Many thanks to our Virtual Stage sponsors and everyone who support the other fundraising activities. We hope we are able to get back into Performance later in the year. More details will follow as we are watching developments with the vaccine programme and the new variants closely.
Chads is run entirely by volunteers who pay a subscription to take part in the running of the theatre and putting on plays. Whilst performances on stage are central to what Chads does there are many more, less glamorous, activities needed to maintain the building’s facilities and staff the offstage roles during a play. All these roles are carried out with great pride and joy by our members.
At its core Chads is about community and friendship. All are welcome to join
Chads Theatre Company has signed up with Your Theatre Lottery to raise funds. Your Theatre Lottery was launched in summer of 2020 to allow theatre lovers all over the country the chance to support local theatres and associated good causes, whilst having a chance to win thousands of £s in prizes.
We all hope that you and yours are well and safe.
A key question facing every theatre at present, professional or amateur, is when we shall be able to stage live performances again with the constraints of “social distancing.”
Our current view on the “re-start” date could move (forward or backward) depending on progress fighting the virus and Government advice
We will be monitoring the Government guidance very carefully and will react to any beneficial changes. Our aim is to get live theatre up and running at Chads as soon as we can always bearing in mind the safety and well-being of our members, patrons and friends.
Stay Safe and we hope to see you back at Chads as soon as we safely can.
The loss of earnings from the cancelled productions has hit us hard in the pocket having already spent over £320,000 in the last two years renewing the roof but let me reassure you that we are financially viable and can, with good financial discipline, weather this period of uncertainty and come back stronger than before. We think of our members and audience as our extended Chads Family. Times like these can bring out the worst in people but mostly they bring out the best in people and I am sure that will be the case with our Family. If you would like to support Chads please take a look at the easyfundraising site by using the “Fundraising” button to donate to Chads at no cost to you when you shop on-line. I will be launching other fundraising initiatives in due time but for now our thoughts are with anyone who is suffering at this time.
Take care and stay safe.
Steve on behalf of Chads Theatre Executive
We are very grateful to the passers by on the footpath who have donated plants to us. Many have said how much they like and enjoy the improved and now colourful appearance of the borders. There is more work for our volunteers to do whilst social distancing to keep the newly reclaimed ground weed free, and recovering the remaining 50ft of wild ground.
Thank you all.
Chads Gardening Team