Lantern Theatre Liverpool has refurbed and rebranded in the last few months, and is now turning its attention to a fundraising scheme for patrons and corporations.
The Baltic Triangle-based theatre is dedicated to bringing the public the best in fresh talent and new writing. Since taking over the venue in October 2011, mother, daughter team Margaret and Siobhan accommodated acclaimed theatre companies such as Red Ladder, Tin Shed and Organised Chaos, and have also developed as a great venue for brand new theatre companies, giving them a kick-start into their careers and into the industry. It is also an increasingly favoured venue for musicians and comedians. Recently critically acclaimed stand ups Nick Revell and Lee Camp stopped by as part of their country wide tour Transatlantic Fury.
Lantern Theatre’s main priority is to provide a platform for emerging directors, actors and writers to produce exciting new work with their support. Contributing towards the local community has always been important to the theatre, that aims to provide the public with opportunities to engage in art projects and events. The Lantern already running an ambassador scheme, in which students from the local universities can volunteer at the theatre helping with front of house duties, general admin and box office. In return they get to see how a theatre is run, they can network with touring companies and they also get a chance to use the space for free for one of their own projects.
As well as this the venue also host summer schools, a writer’s forum, storytelling workshops and Melting Pot (a monthly jamming session for musicians, rappers and beat boxers). They also welcome general volunteers the opportunity to gain more experience in the arts.
With no public subsidy, Lantern Theatre Liverpool relies heavily on the support of their friends, and for as little as £4 a month, their visitors can get involved too. The launch of Lantern Theatre Liverpool’s friend scheme allows visitors to sign up and donate to the theatre and in return, they will receive special offers and rewards. The scheme is split in to three tiers with affordable options for your everyday theatregoer and higher tier memberships for corporate companies. To find out more about the scheme email email@example.com or call 01517030000 to speak to a member of the team.