12th December, 2017…

East Riding Theatre are Currently Celebrating their 3rd Birthday...

…and need to raise funds to be able to host and produce more ambitious productions…

Currently celebrating its third birthday, Beverley’s East Riding Theatre has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £10,000 towards the purchase of a new state-of-the-art lighting rig which will enable the theatre to produce more ambitious in-house productions and host bigger-scale touring shows.


The theatre is inviting people to donate and name a leaf on a newly-installed ERT lighting tree located in the theatre’s central corridor: £100 buys a golden leaf, £50 a silver leaf and £25 a copper leaf. Each one will be identified by the donor's name of choice. Alternatively, donors can splash out on a golden apple for £250.

Theatre manager Sue Kirkman explained it followed on from the successful “name a seat” appeal which had raised £18,000 to launch the theatre. “We are extremely grateful to York St John University who helped with a long-term loan of a theatre lighting system but, over the last three years, ERT has attracted and produced more and more ambitious shows and our current lighting rig is just not sustainable,” she said.

This Christmas, ERT presents a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's classic 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.

It’s Bedford Falls in 1940's America and George Bailey, a small-town clerk, faces financial ruin and feels his world crumbling beneath his feet. In desperation, he wonders if his town would be better off without him.

Meanwhile . . . somewhere amongst the stars, Clarence the apprentice angel, needs to save a soul to win her wings. Could this be a match made in heaven?

Jake Smith makes his ERT directorial debut with this ever-popular Christmas classic, which stars Andrew Joshi as George Bailey and Eliza Hewitt-Jones as Mary and Harriet benson as the Angel.

Tickets £11.50-18.50
(Restricted view - Side of the Stage £10).
More Inormation: www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk
Box Office: 01482 874050