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From bus depot to The Playground Theatre

Funded on Spacehive 9 October 2017

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From bus depot to The Playground Theatre

The Playground Theatre By The Playground Theatre

The need to express is deeply embedded in us. The Playground was created to support and encouage this need.World class artists have created their work here and now we want to share this work with you.

Kensington and Chelsea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 09 Oct 2017!

The Playground is transforming to become a 150 seater public theatre.We will present international theatre , classical music concerts and film and a combination thereof. We believe in allowing artists the freedom to create their visions and to find that unique voice within them. When one looks at a Van Gogh painting or listens to a late Beethoven quartet their indelible hand is present. We also want to hear from people, not just theatre artists, within our local community and beyond, who would like to tell their story.

What we'll deliver:

  • Film screen and projector
  • Lights & rig
  • New floor
  • Sound

Why it's a great idea:

We have recently opened the front of house to include a cafe/bar and already it is becoming a community hub. People are becoming aware that we are creating a public theatre and we are receiving so many questions about our opening dates, what is the programme etc. Our visitors book is already full of requests for further information and we will create a much needed boost to the cultural life of this area.

Steps to get it done:

  • Opening Night
  • Announcement of First Season
  • Community Night to introduce locals to our work
  • Film Projector and Screen
  • Lighting rig and sound
  • New floor
  • Rostra for seating

The Playground is committed to accessibility and affordable ticket pricing and to those within our community and beyond who have a story to tell but currently lack a voice in theatre. Creating opportunities is at the core of what we do and will be reflected in our programming choices, casting, and creative appointments. Simply, we believe that passionate, engaged, and exceptional theatre should be affordable and accessible to all. We are relying on the support of our local community to deliver The Playground Theatre. We welcome contributions of any amount, but would like to offers some incentives to those who donate: TICKETS TO SHOWS £50 donation - 1 ticket for a performance of your choice £100 donation - 3 tickets for a performance of your choice £200 donation - 8 tickets for a performance of your choice £500 donation - 10 tickets for two performances of your choice SINGING MASTERCLASS WITH WEST END COACH £250 donation ACTING MASTERCLASS WITH OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTORS £250 donation

Location Kensington and Chelsea

About the space

The area has a mix of warehouses and residential.We are housed in an industrial warehouse


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

How will the money be spent?Total £45,374

Installation of lights - £11,272 (25%)
Film Projector and Screen - £10,987 (24%)
Rostra for seating - £9,420 (21%)
Installation of sound - £5,817 (13%)
New Sprung Floor - £5,080 (11%)
Other - £2,798 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Installation of lights
Film Projector and Screen
Rostra for seating
Installation of sound
New Sprung Floor
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £45,374

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