Become a Friend
Who are we?
Friends of Theatre by the Lake was formed to continue the support and interest generated when TBTL was being built. With around 2,000 members we are one of the largest Friends groups in Britain and have raised more than £615,000 since the theatre opened in 1999. As a registered charity (no. 1108747) we are independent of the theatre and run solely by volunteers.
Our main aim is to help and support the theatre by donating the bulk of the money we receive from membership fees, donations, recovered Gift Aid and from fund-raising activities. Over the years our contributions have gone towards supporting the theatre's home produced productions, as well as several projects including a new Box Office system, purchase of specialist lighting and equipment, sponsoring actors and new directors, supporting the commission of new plays and enabling more young people to participate in the arts.
Our Benefits and activities
Being a Friend means advance notification of each new TBTL season, priority booking and free ticket exchange (subject to standard terms) and a wide range of social activities including:
Luncheon clubs with guest speakers (monthly from Sep - Apr)
Exclusive opportunities to meet with actors, directors, technical staff and a chance to go 'behind the scenes'
Opportunities to get involved in fundraising events such as open garden events, treasure hunts and competitions
A chance to join the 600 Club - a monthly prize draw
Trips to other theatres
A quarterly newsletter is also issued with all the latest information and forthcoming events.
For further information about the Friends call the Membership Secretary on 017687 76933.
Annual membership is just £20 (single) or £30 (joint – two people at the same address) and is available to purchase online below, in person or by phone on 017687 74411.
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