Building for Progress: Developing an inclusive welcome for all

Fundraising Campaign

While the theatre was closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, we undertook renovations to increase the size of the foyer, replace our washrooms with unisex facilities, and adding a new accessible toilet.

Benefits of new accessible foyer facilities

Not only is our new accessible toilet facility a great addition to our welcoming venue, it provides aesthetic benefits, and it also makes our venue more accessible to all. Progress Theatre strives to be inclusive and to engage with the entire local community, encouraging participation from people who may otherwise find it difficult to access theatre and the arts.

Our Fundraising Objective

With little ticket revenue coming in during the pandemic, we had to cover the costs of the building work from existing funds and they are now severely depleted. So we are still seeking new fundraising and envision this to come about through a mix of individual and regular donations, Gift Aid, trusts and foundations. We also look forward to various fundraising events with the help of our membership, supporters of Progress and the wider Reading population.

We can't do this without you!

There are several ways you can help us achieve this goal:
  • Fundraising volunteers
    Can you organize a fundraising or sponsored event to help raise funds? From a bake sale, online quiz or something in person when restrictions ease. Whatever your talent, if you like to organize events we need your help!
  • Bid writers
    Are there any experienced bid writers in our midst? Could you help us continue identifying trusts and foundations and write applications to help us reach our target?
  • Match funding from employers
    Does your employer offer this for funds raised for charity? Could your event raise double the amount?



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