THEATRE NOTTING HILL
SUPPORT THE GATE
I HAVE ALWAYS COME TO THE GATE AS AN OPENER TO THE WORLD AND TO THE IMAGINATION. David Farr, Associate Director RSC
L to R clockwise Louise Brealey & Sam Cox in THE TROJAN WOMEN © Iona Firouzabadi Jon Foster in rehearsal for TENET © Iona Firouzabadi Nitzan Sharron & Melanie Jessop in THE PROPHET © Simon Kane Amelia Lowdell in PURPLE HEART © Hugo Glendinning Lucy Ellinson in TENET © Iona Firouzabadi
THE GATE IS AN EXCHANGE OF TINY DETAILS BETWEEN AUDIENCE AND ACTORS. I’M HONOURED TO HAVE STARTED MY CAREER THERE.
WE LOVE WHAT THE GATE STANDS FOR - WE FEEL LIKE WE CAN REALLY SEE HOW OUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
THE GATE NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE ME. SUPPORTING THE GATE HAS OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW, AND EXCITING, WORLD.
Katie Mitchell, Director
Sandi and Jake, Gate Ambassador
Charles, Gate Keeper
You hold the key to the Gate PLEASE JOIN US!
OPEN THE GATE – JOIN US! Housed in an intimate nook above a pub in Notting Hill, the Gate Theatre’s work has been up close and personal for nearly 35 years. With a leading reputation in transformative theatre design, each experience at the Gate feels like stepping into a whole new world. The Gate is a renowned springboard for young talent. The list of Gate alumni is inspirational, from Stephen Daldry to Katie Mitchell, Sarah Kane to Tracy Letts. The theatre industry looks to us for emerging talent reaching for the stars.
‘ONE OF THE MAJOR GENERATORS OF THEATRICAL TALENT IN THIS COUNTRY’ Stephen Daldry Each year, the Gate needs to raise 33% of its income through private fundraising (an average of £220,000 a year). We look to you to Guard the Gate – to act as ambassadors of our mission, and to donate towards our work. You can help us to… • KEEP TAKING CHALLENGING ARTISTIC RISKS, BUT REMAIN AFFORDABLE FOR ALL • ENCOURAGE DISCUSSION AND DEBATE ABOUT THE GLOBAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT ALL OUR LIVES • BE A PLACE OF POSSIBILITIES FOR YOU, AND FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF THEATRE ARTISTS We know it’s a big ask, but given the Gate’s small size you can see the incredible difference every penny you give makes. And thanks to supporters like you, when you see our artists in the West End and on the big screen, you can say “I saw them at the Gate first”.
WE HAVE FOUR GIVING LEVELS
I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A GATE OPENER | GATE KEEPER | GATE AMBASSADOR | GATE GUARDIAN (Delete as applicable) WITH A GIFT OF _____________
GATE OPENER £250+ OR from £21 a month • Priority booking period • E-updates, production news and announcements ahead of the press • Invitations to Supporters’ Nights – private post-show discussions* £750 supports all lighting and sound equipment for one production
TITLE _____ FIRST NAME _____________________ SURNAME ___________________________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN ________________________ POSTCODE _______ TELEPHONE _______________ EMAIL _______________ I/WE WISH TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED AS FOLLOWS _________________________________________________________
GATE KEEPER £1,000+ OR from £84 a month AS OPENER PLUS • Personal booking via the Development Officer • Exchange and reserve tickets at no extra cost • ‘Notes from the Director’ in advance of each production • Acknowledgement in published play texts, website and donor board • Invitation to the Artistic Director’s Annual Party** £1,000 supports an assistant director for one production
THREE EASY WAYS TO PAY BY CHEQUE: I enclose a cheque/CAF voucher made payable to The Gate Theatre Co Ltd BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD: CARD NO. |____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____| CARD TYPE _____________________ NAME ON CARD __________________________________________________ EXPIRY DATE _____/_____ SECURITY CODE |____|____|____| ISSUE NUMBER |____|____|____| OR ONLINE AT WWW.GATETHEATRE.CO.UK OR BY PHONE 020 7229 5387
GATE AMBASSADOR £2,500+ OR from £209 a month AS KEEPER PLUS • Opportunity to book house seats to sold out shows • Reserved seating (on request) • Invitation to ‘Behind the Scenes’ twice yearly breakfast with the Artistic Director to hear upcoming plans for the Gate • Play text, signed by the company for each production attended • Invitation to join cast and crew’s informal end of run celebrations** £3,800 supports the production crew for one production
GATE GUARDIAN £5,000+ OR from £417 a month
In addition to the giving levels overleaf, the Gate is delighted to offer the opportunity to get even closer to our work, by directly supporting a production, or whole season, with a major gift. In thanks, we create an exclusive package of behind the scenes experiences tailored to your personal interests. Please contact the Executive Director on 020 7229 5387 to discuss how you could play this invaluable part.
AS AMBASSADOR PLUS • Invitations to press nights and after parties • Access to dress rehearsals (at director’s discretion) • Personalised package of opportunities to bring you closer to the Gate, to acknowledge your leadership gift £5,500 supports one actor for a whole production
Please consider helping us by including the Gate Theatre in your Will. You will provide a lasting gift to ensure future generations will continue to enjoy the Gate.
DONATE TO GATE
* ticket cost applies ** extra cost may apply
BY STANDING ORDER: BANK _________ SORT CODE |____|____|____| ACCOUNT NO. ___________________________ YOUR BANK’S ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________ TOWN __________________________POSTCODE ______________ NAME OF ACCOUNT HOLDER(S) __________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE PAY The Gate Theatre Ltd Amount (in figures) £ _________ Amount (in words) _________________________________ EACH MONTH | YEAR* STARTING ON _____/_____/_____ UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (*Delete as applicable)
SIGNATURE _____________________________________________________________ DATE _____/_____/_____ GIFT AID DECLARATION I am a UK taxpayer and would like the Gate Theatre to reclaim tax on all donations I have made to the Gate Theatre since 6 April 2008 and all donations I make in the future until I notify you otherwise. To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income tax or capital gains tax must at least equal the amount we claim in the tax year
PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN FORM along with your payment to Development Officer, Gate Theatre, 12 Pembridge Road, London W11 3HL. THE GATE THEATRE BANK DETAILS: Royal Bank of Scotland, Notting Hill Branch, 78 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3HS Account Name: The Gate Theatre Ltd / Account Number: 12160602 / Sort Code: 16-00-82