Save Gainford Drama Club and the Academy Theatre

Save Gainford Drama Club and the Academy Theatre

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Thank you for your support!

2020 was the first year since 1949 that Gainford Drama Club did not stage a production. Because of lockdowns it has not been possible to use the theatre in any capacity, for rehearsals, performances or even social meetings. The Theatre cannot be used and even when lockdowns have been lifted, the size of the auditorium and adjoining rooms make social distancing, in accordance with government guidelines, difficult, with only approximately 15 to 20 seats being available. Because our major source of income comes through productions we, like other theatre groups, have been put in a serious financial situation.  As such we are looking to the generosity of our patrons and have set up a “Go Fund Me” appeal, for those who whsh to continue their support for the Club. We hope it will not be long before we can once again host play readings in the theatre, even if socially distanced and we have drawn up the requirements for us to be “COVID-safe”; if the pandemic abates we may be able to re-commence rehearsals in 2021. Once again thank you for your support!