The Trust, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Charity of the Year for 2012, has done this as part of the £10.6 million campaign to renovate the magnificent grade II listed theatre on Roe Street. Work has now begun on Phase One following a successful Heritage Lottery bid back in December 2011.
Stacey Lavery, Development Manager at the Trust, said: “The Royal Court Theatre is known as ‘the people’s theatre’ and we are really keen to engage individuals, businesses and community groups with our campaign and to help us renovate the theatre that we all love and know so well. These are exciting times for the Royal Court and this is a great way for the people and organisations of Liverpool to be involved in its rich heritage.”
Businesses can adopt a seat for £500.00 and in return they will receive their name on a plaque for 10 years, priority booking opportunities and ten tickets to a Royal Court show. They will also be able to visit their seat when the theatre re-opens in June 2012. Local community groups, schools, charities and individuals can also adopt a seat in the theatre for £250.00. By adopting a seat, it will help the Trust to develop and deliver their community education programme.
To adopt a seat, you can visit www.royalcourttrust.org/adopt-a-seat, telephone 0870 787 1866, or collect a flyer from the Royal Court Box Office.
The theatre will re-open in June, with newly redecorated stalls, a new and updated layout, improved heating and lighting, improved access and toilet facilities.
To find out more on how you can help with the renovation of the Royal Court, visit www.royalcourttrust.org.