As you've probably seen, we're building a theatre on Clifton Terrace, right beside Finsbury Park station. We're hoping to be in the building by the end of the year, opening two theatre spaces with an exciting and diverse artistic programme, not to mention a fantastic café and bar that will be open all day! We've been conducting tours for people who work in the industry, but we'll also be doing more tours for local residents in the coming months. If you're interested in seeing the site, then please do email Amy on info "at" parktheatre.co.uk
Perhaps most importantly, the same Park Theatre that members of this website have already raised £500 for?
O oh Park Theatre - time to have a word with the new PR company about their community engagement strategy ...
you already raised 2 million, so how come a measly 150,000 is so unobtainable... slash the fund raisers' fees if they can't make it to the total ... by ... say ... 150,000?
I think it was a copy and paste job but a worthy cause all the same, am going to donate
Seriously? Was the funding strategy not worked out prior to the works commencing? You want to be taken seriously as an educational resource by appealing to individuals for a £5 / £10 donation? Out of interest have you spoken to Platform who didn't ask for a whip round to finish of their building works and who have a really strong education policy?
I think it's more that the fundraising went better than expected so they realised that they could get an education floor in rather than having to flog that space as a flat. I would be interested to hear how they plan to work with Platform though.
I'm not sure the above responses are that encouraging for an interesting venture starting up in the area. What's wrong with asking for donations? You get asked for one every time you buy a ticket at the roundhouse and similar. We should be supporting this sort of activity, not criticizing. I've so often read comments on this website complaining about the homogenization of the area; well here's the chance to support something local, cultural and socially beneficial. Some may not have seen the previous posts (I hadn't), so I hardly think they should be jumped on for reinforcing a message asking for cash.
I think that the point is that the theatre has had lots of great support (including financial) from members here already, and it was slightly surprising that they didn't acknowledge this, and that whoever posted the press release had no idea that anyone from the Park Theatre had ever posted on this forum before.
@nick_m: ... great talk .. but what about the walk? ... lets us know when you've coughed up, and how much ... if only to shame the rest of us!
Seriously though, I will gladly support the theatre ... by buying tickets for shows.
@Nick_M nothing at all wrong with asking. In fact, we are all so excited about the Park Theatre coming, a bunch of us have already clubbed together and sponsored a seat.
But on the substance, it sounds as if opening day may be slipping ("by the end of the year" instead of "autumn")?
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