Welcome to the website for Worthing Theatres Trust, a charitable organisation set up to ensure the continuation of Theatre and the Arts within Worthing.
Worthing Theatres Trust has been founded by local volunteers, some theatre professionals, some theatre goers, in response to the recent revelations from Worthing Borough Council about possible closure of one or all of the Theatre venues. The Trust is aiming to provide an option to the Council whereby the venues can be retained as places of entertainment for the good of the community and local area.
But more than this, we are there to ensure that theatre and the arts continue to thrive and develop within Worthing and the local region, by working with and supporting amateur dramatic societies, professional theatre companies, drama and dance schools, as well as other charities.
We will be undertaking all sorts of events, activities, and fundraising campaigns to try and raise money to ensure that the theatre scene within Worthing continues, so please click on the links above to find out more about who we are, what we are doing, and how you can help or start helping now, by donating to our fighting fund using the button below.
‘All sectors of the theatre industry are being affected by the current economic crisis and the budgetary cuts that have been implemented and it is therefore in the interests of everyone working within this area, both professional and amateur, to strive to protect our theatres from closure. Samuel French Ltd therefore enthusiastically supports Worthing Theatres Trust’s efforts in this regard.’
Paul Taylor, Performing Rights Director at Samuel French Ltd
‘The local Brighton & Hove RSA Fellows’ network supports what the Worthing Theatres Trust is attempting to do. If the Trust’s bid is successful, we will work with it to identify how we can contribute to the outcome, specifically in work connected with investigating Community Involvement and Cohesion.’
Dr Irene Campbell, Deputy Chair Fellowship Council, RSA (Royal Society of Arts)