Theatre Artists Fund

Theatre Artists Fund


Raised so far

  • About

We are now raising funds for our next round of grants this Autumn (date to be announced).

Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector.

Our ambition is to provide short-term relief for thousands for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK, and particularly those from under-represented groups disproportionately affected by the crisis. Since the fund opened in July 2020 we have delivered 7,291 emergency grants towards living costs (rent, food, electricity) alongside signposting to mental-health support. Through our five rounds of funding to date, 56% of grants have been received by applicants outside of London. 

“Thousands of theatre professionals in the UK are continuing to struggle. They need help now. Please consider a donation. I promise it will make a difference." - Sam Mendes

The fund has been made possible due to generous support from organisations and individuals who care deeply about the future of the theatre. The more donations we receive, the more people we can help through this difficult time. We welcome all sizes of donations and please also share about the work of the fund on social media using our assets.

Thank you for your support