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Did you know!

The Theatre is a registered Charity. Every penny we earn from sales goes directly back into the theatre to put on productions for the community

It costs around £500,000 to produce the summer season across the McGrigor Hall and the Greensward Tent each year - ticket sales only account for 68% of this. This means we need to secure over £90,000 by additional means.

The theatre offers first oportunities to more than 20 people a year, across front of house, the stage and crew. We are dedicated to providing young people with their first taste of professional theatre.

Our Trustees (including our Artistic Director / Producer Clive Brill) are unpaid and offer their time to the theatre free of charge

 How your money helps! 


Pays for someone to run the front of house per show.

Each evening requires at least one member of staff to manage the FOH. Supporting the Audience and managing the announcements and raffle. 

£50 covers one shift for one staff 



Pays for a Director's Assistant to work with us.

Each production is assigned a Director's Assistant to support the rehearsal. 

We offer these placements to those training in the performing arts so they can gain valuable work experience. 


Pays for the accommodation for one actor.

Each actor is with us for around 3 weeks and we rely on the kindness of our audience to host our actors during this time.


In return we pay £15 per night.


Pays for the license for one production.

Each production that we produce is subject to a professional licensing fee. 

On average our fees range from £1500-2500 per production. 


Thats the equivalent of around 130 tickets

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Gift Aid your donation
* This will allow us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated.

Other ways to support us

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We have a number of sponsorship opportunities for you and your company.


Many businesses are investing more in their corporate social responsibility (CSR). This often aligns with the company's aims and objectives. Whilst ticket sales contribute towards the theatre's survival, corporate sponsorship allows the theatre to develop and serve the community further. 

We can work with you to create a bespoke sponsorship package which suits your budget and area of interest and community engagement.


The Friends of Frinton Theatre are a support organization locally who fundraise thought the year to be able to support the Frinton Summer Theatre in putting on a Summer programme.


Each year the friends donate an amount to the Theatre to cover the cost of renting the hall and to cover half of the price of seating.


More information on the friends and membership can be found Here. 

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We don’t want to be dramatic...but would you consider leaving a legacy in your will to the Theatre?

Frinton Summer Theatre is the longest running weekly repertory theatre in the UK and is a registered charity. Help us keep the tradition going – any legacies big or small are gratefully received and put to good use.


If you would like to have a conversation with us about how you can leave a legacy to the Frinton Summer Theatre or have any questions please contact us at:

The Friends

Legacy Giving

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