Whatever the amount of the donation you make to support the Theatre Royal, it is support that we didn’t have until you gave it. Be it £1 or £10,000, we offer a very warm thank you.  You are now embedded in the rich and varied tapestry that is the history of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

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If you come and see a show here and look around at the audience sitting with you, perhaps especially if the auditorium has lots of children, enjoy for a moment the barely contained excitement on their faces and know that you have been a part of their enjoyment and experience at the Theatre.

Look also at the fabric of this almost 200 year old theatre and imagine the generations it has entertained over that time, and the stories that it holds within its DNA, and know that you are now a part.

Gift Aid and Tax-effective Giving

Tax-effective giving allows charities like the Theatre Royal and our donors to make the most of voluntary donations. It is a simple message but can make a big difference to an organisation’s fundraising capacity. There are a number of different ways to benefit from tax relief, including:

  • Gift Aid: Charities can claim relief on tax paid on voluntary donations made by UK taxpayers at no extra cost and minimum effort. This is by far the most well-known and utilised relief.
  • Legacy Giving: By leaving a gift to charity in their will, individuals can reduce their inheritance tax liability.
  • Payroll Giving: Employees can donate straight from their gross salary, giving immediate tax relief and making gifts go further.
  • Share Giving: Donors can get substantial relief on their income tax bill when making donations of shares.

There are also other tax-effective giving options, such as relief for businesses making charitable donations.

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Alternatively, get in touch with our Head of Development development@theatreroyal.org 


‘How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world’  William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice