Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Gala Dinner raises £30,000

The fourth annual Gala Dinner and Variety Performance saw 280 guests fill Wakefield Cathedral on Friday 9 March to celebrate and raise money for Theatre Royal Wakefield and its work with young people.

 
The evening commenced with a dinner catered by Wakefield’s Create Café and was followed by an auction in the opulent surroundings of Wakefield Cathedral. Guests then made their way down to the Theatre for a Variety Performance.

Photo credit – Emma Vincent

This annual fundraising event supports work with the learning and participation programmes created by the Theatre for young people including Performance Academy and In On The Act. Guests had the pleasure of seeing participants of these programmes perform during the Variety Performance amongst others. Joining the young talent on stage was local singer and songwriter Ruby Macintosh, award winning Crofton Silver Band and contortionist Tula Sparkles.

Photo credit – Tommi Murshed – Parish Vouch4MeVideo

Jon Ingham, Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Head of Fundraising and Partnerships, said: “To raise £30,000 for our work with young people in one night is a magnificent result. It shows how the people of Wakefield have taken Theatre Royal Wakefield to their hearts. We are proud to have worked with Wakefield Cathedral in bringing together two of the city’s most historic venues for one outstanding creative event.”

Photo credit – Tommi Murshed – Parish Vouch4MeVideo

Theatre Royal Wakefield offers 60 bursaries for weekly training sessions, which are held in three separate academies across the Wakefield District. To sponsor a bursary place please contact: jon.ingham@theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk

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