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Join the celebrations at our Diamond Gala

Posted on 25 June 2018

As the halfway mark of our sensational sixtieth anniversary year approaches, the festivities are continuing here at the Belgrade with a whole host of exciting events coming up soon.

Back in March, we kicked off the celebrations with a special BBC broadcast, along with our Birthday Quiz where thirteen teams had their general knowledge tested as they battled for victory. Yet the toughest question remains to be answered: will anyone be able to beat our current champion team Waiting for Jean when the quiz returns next year? That’s right: the fundraising quiz night was such a success that we’ve decided to make it an annual event!

Since then, the celebrations have continued as we’ve delved into our archives and spoken to people about their memories of the theatre from the last six decades. We’ve also enjoyed sharing with you an array of incredible performances, new collaborations and important projects as part of our Community and Education work.

And there’s still lots more to look forward to. Following our ambitious, site-specific takeover of the nearby Coventry Evening Telegraph Building in Read All About It!, we’re inviting you to join us for a night of glitz and glamour at our 1950s-themed Diamond Anniversary Gala on Saturday 15 September. Expect music, dancing, cocktails, archive material and some exclusive “theatrical surprises” popping up throughout the evening, with the party kicking off at 8pm.

With fewer than 60 working days to go, the countdown stars now, so make sure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Your ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, nibbles, and a voluntary £4 donation towards the Theatre’s vital charitable work.

Over the last few years, the Belgrade Theatre has gone from strength to strength, with the building of its brand new B2 studio space, ambitious programming, extensive education and outreach work and increasingly diverse audiences. But these successes would not have been possible without the generous support the Belgrade has received. As a registered charity (number 219163), we remain reliant on the support of our audiences, members, corporate partners and donors.

As we celebrate our past, we’re also looking forward to the exciting things the future has in store for us, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. During our diamond anniversary year, we’re inviting you to sign up as a Diamond Donor by donating £60 during 2018-19. As a thank you, you’ll receive a series of special gifts including:

  • 2 free tickets to our Diamond Gala on Saturday, 15 September 2018;
  • Recognition in our foyer and one home-produced show programme
  • Monthly email updates on the impact of your support and our anniversary activities.

Your donations will support our charitable work which includes programmes such as our Youth Theatre and Arts Gymnasium over 50s groups.

You can donate online, in person at Box Office, by calling 02476 846 750, or by post by downloading a Membership and Donation form from our website.
For further details, please email developmentadmin@belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7684 6750.