We're sure that over the years, visitors to Progress Theatre have at some point or other cursed our car park for testing their suspension, splashing their car and muddying their shoes. We decided to do something about it, so we started a new fundraising initiative last year to raise the £20,000 we need to drain and resurface the car park.

In just under a year so far, with the dedicated support of its members, local businesses and generous citizens of Reading, the theatre has raised over ten thousand pounds - we are halfway there!

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have contributed, whether by fundraising, baking cakes, donating raffle prizes, badgering friends and family or making donations yourselves, we couldn't have done it without you.

Spare a thought for our skydivers who are still valiantly fundraising for their jump on the 11th of June (see below). We have passed the halfway mark but still have a long way to go.

If you would like to contribute to this initiative, please visit our Just Giving page.

You can also donate using our JustTextGiving option by texting
PROG51 £2/£3/£5 to 70070.



Our hardy team of skydivers is working hard and you can track their fundraising progress here. Every one of these fine people has committed to raising £400 for the theatre (although some have taken it a bit further even than that!).

They have already hit their £3,200 team target but with another month to go, they're determined to keep climbing!

 Meet Sam, one of our youngest skydivers. 

 This is what Sam says about why he's jumping: 
"I’m a big supporter of Theatre & the arts and so when I was approached about raising money for Progress Theatre by doing a sky dive, I jumped at the chance! (excuse the pun).
As a child, Drama and Theatre helped me a lot with my confidence and I know Progress theatre are doing a lot too with regards to Youth Theatre. I’m still an avid fan of theatre today and anything I can do to help this longstanding organisation is time & money well spent."

Support Sam by donating to his pagehere

Watch out for fundraising events on our News pages or our Facebook page.