Blackfriars Theatre 2021 Fundraising Project

Tuesday 29th December


The next project we embark on is to raise the £80,000 needed to get a full Air Conditioning and Air Filtration system fitted in our Auditorium before we reopen in 2021.  As we breathe a sigh of relief after receiving the Cultural Recovery Grant to cover the general running costs of our building, we start on a new path which we will need all of you out there to help us with.

There are many ways you can get involved – some of you might want to start a personal fundraiser on Facebook on behalf of Blackfriars Theatre. We have a fundraising account with them so the money donated is sent directly to us from Facebook, this should be live anyday. 

Alternatively, you might want to set up a regular donation yourself – this can be as little as £5 per month directly to the theatre. You can do this by standing order or our new Text to Donate scheme. Every little counts.

You could become a Blackfriars Theatre Member for just £15 for the year. Current benefits include a free cup of coffee when you visit us, and no Box Office booking fees if you book tickets directly with us (once we get up and running again!). 

You could join our ‘Sponsor a Seat’ scheme and have a plaque on the seat of your choice within our auditorium (subject to availability) suggested donation amount for this is £250.  Finally you could just follow us, share information about us, encourage your friends to follow us and eventually, when we are able to reopen safely, buy tickets, come and see our shows or get involved as a volunteer. Once this is all over we are going to need all of you to help us bring Boston’s performing arts back together and ‘KEEP THEATRE LIVE’ in Boston.

Whatever way you are able get involved you can rest assured that we value your time, effort, and thoughts throughout this pandemic and into the future.

We would also like to thank every single one of you that has been involved, or supported Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre already and continue to do so. We hope that you all stay safe and well over the coming months.

We look forward to seeing you back at Blackfriars Theatre in 2021.


Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.