Win-Win with Chads Theatre
and "Your Theatre Lottery"

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.  

Your Theatre Lottery has teamed up with partners at the National Youth and Community Development Association to participate in the NYCDA Weekly Draw.

By becoming a member of the Your Theatre Lottery Weekly Draw you will not only be helping your local theatre financially, but you will also be giving yourself a chance of winning some of the fantastic prizes the draw gives away.  Chads Theatre Company gets 50% of each pound you spend on Your Theatre Lottery.  So it might still be a gamble but Chads Theatre Company wins every time. It costs as little as £1 per week to become a member, or £2 per week if you wish to double your chances. For this you’ll receive 7 lucky numbers in the draw, or 14 for £2 per week.
Drawn every Wednesday for as little as £1 per week. This is a great way for fans of theatre to help local theatres survive and thrive while you will have the chance to win cash prizes each week.
You can support Chads Theatre Company on Your Theatre Lottery here:  Select Chads Theatre Company as the theatre you want to support in the drop down list of the Direct Debit mandate.
With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the closure of theatres our income has dried up.  Now more than ever local theatres need your help to survive and be there when restrictions are lifted.  So they can once again provide the valuable support to the communities they serve. 
More info at

NYCDA Coronavirus update – Temporary reduction in prize fund from 22nd April 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak and its adverse effects on membership numbers, the development association has taken the step to temporarily reduce the NYCDA Weekly Draw prize fund to £1,275. This will be broken down in the following way:

  • 1 x £1,000
  • 1 x £100
  • 1 x £50
  • 1 x £25
  • 10 x £10

The wellbeing of all involved is critically important, as is our desire to ensure we can continue to raise funds for all our beneficiaries at this difficult time. The prize fund will be reviewed once government guidelines allow us, our affiliates and beneficiaries to operate as normal once more.

Thank you for support and understanding at this difficult time. 

For more info on NYCDA see

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.”
We have decided that currently the earliest live theatre we could hope to stage would be Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn scheduled for the end of January 2021. 
This is a fast-moving situation. 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.
Steve on behalf of Chads Theatre Executive

The theatre is dark at the moment but our garden elves are hard at work. This coming season is our Centenary Season and whilst we have had to postpone celebrations we still hope to celebrate in style once the situation improves.  Have a look at what’s coming up using the “Coming Up” button on this page. 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 Chairman

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

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