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A message from the Pleasance

  

This summer, we should have been welcoming you to the Pleasance. However, for the first time in 36 years, the gates are locked and the Courtyard stands empty.

280 shows have been cancelled, over 1,000 performers have been affected, countless experiences have been lost. The consequences have been devastating, both on and off the stage.

To make sure the Pleasance and everyone we support can return in 2021, we need your help. 

We are not-for-profit, a charity funded by our ticket sales, receiving no regular government subsidy. By donating the cost of a ticket from this year's festival, you’ll help make sure we can be there in the future. 

The Pleasance exists to champion artists and develop bright ideas, to nurture talent and inspire new careers. 

Therefore we pledge that 30% of everything we raise will go directly to emerging theatre-makers and comedians, with a dedicated fund to help debut shows reach Fringe 2021, supporting the next generation of performers. Whilst 70% will help us rebuild what has been lost, so that we can support a wide range of people from across the arts by re-establishing our facilities and resources.

The Pleasance Courtyard is our home at the centre of the Fringe. An extraordinary place full of possibilities where artists and audiences thrive in a melting pot of creativity. It's a place for everyone, built by us, but made unforgettable by you.

By donating, you will enable us to reopen 30 venues across Edinburgh and London, welcome over 600,000 audience members from around the world, programme over 350 companies, provide 200 peer-to-peer training opportunities and £150,000 in artist’s grants.

We want to rebuild what is lost and invest once again. We want to bring artists back to the stage. We want to ensure the Edinburgh Festival Fringe remains the world’s greatest theatrical showcase and training ground.

Together, we can open the gates again. Thank you for your support. With love from everyone at the Pleasance.

The Pleasance would like to say a big thank you to our Crowdfunder supporters so far

  • Dean Rodgers
  • Jason Dawson
  • Isabel Bromfield
  • Frankie Mantheakis
  • Louise Clarke
  • Bradley Hyland
  • Monika Hartmann
  • Chloe Ashley
  • Sarah Johnstone
  • Chris Mackrell
  • David J Constable
  • Dave Nicholls
  • Alan Fleming
  • Ed Vaughan
  • Natalie Chan
  • Issy Knowles
  • Danial Pratt
  • Milly Unwin
  • Billie Hakansson
  • Anne Bradley
  • Sheri Newton
  • Clare Furey
  • Judy Frumin
  • Stephen Merritt
  • David Marshall
  • Andy George
  • Oli Forsyth
  • Christian Knowles
  • Ciaran Dowd
  • James Mayne
  • Hanna Reich
  • Shelley Barclay
  • Matt Colley
  • Lucy Arditi
  • William Robert Gemmell
  • Alice Leech
  • Owen Jones
  • Brandon Gehrke
  • Robert MacGregor
  • Kelly Gibbons
  • Tegan Rowe
  • Alison Jose
  • Alexia K
  • Claire Rammelkamp
  • Stacey Reed
  • Corrie McGuire
  • Antonia Howlett
  • Gordon Thomson
  • Andrew Jones
  • Richard Marsh
  • Ross Hayward
  • Mama Jules
  • Kevin Smith
  • Hannah Ali
  • Simon & Claire Watts
  • Nicholas Pover
  • Douglas Alexander Marr
  • Norman Redfern
  • Alexandra Nicolson
  • Dean Harrison
  • Rachel Knight
  • Mary Taylor
  • Frances Greaney-Davies
  • John McArdle
  • Sarah Steyn
  • Nicola Brooks
  • Michelle Chadwick
  • Stephen Fry
  • Piers Torday
  • Jono Kenyon
  • Factory Settings Ltd
  • Triple E Ltd
  • Caroline Chignell
  • Angel Eye Media
  • James Christopherson
  • Harry Bell
  • James Seabright
  • Claire Nightingale
  • David Crawley
  • David Alexander
  • David Smith
  • Maddie Cupples
  • David Byrne
  • Richard Helik
  • Timothy Hassall
  • Evelyn Mackinnon
  • Daniel Docwra
  • Helen Cusack
  • Gabriel J Vogt
  • Douglas Reid
  • Tracey Leitch
  • Christine Billingham
  • James Halle
  • Sean Ford
  • Jennifer Jones
  • Barry Shapiro
  • Tom Searle on behalf of Show And Tell
  • William Pimblett
  • Edward Brand
  • Charles White
  • Hector G Proud
  • Philip M Beagon
  • Lara Wilson
  • Lizzie Kenyon
  • Rachel Read
  • Tim Armstrong-Taylor
  • Evan Vorono
  • David Billen
  • David Kennedy
  • Andrew Daniel
  • Kirsten Hannay
  • Tommy Wilson
  • James Peterson
  • Sam Updike
  • Luke Alexander
  • Sophie Thomson
  • John Stewart
  • Grace Barry
  • Jimmy Jewell
  • Andrew Jobbins
  • Keith Patton
  • Pascal Grieco
  • Jefferson Turner
  • Daniel Goldman
  • Nicholas Connaughton
  • Sophie Laurimore
  • Gillian Hunt
  • Pauline Smith
  • Seán Anderson
  • Angela Daniel
  • Kira Carlton
  • John Sandy
  • Isla Blair
  • Stories in Theatre Productions
  • Mrs P A Walliker
  • David Elms
  • Harald van Dijk
  • Nick Brown
  • Carmel Macaree
  • Tim Vine
  • Todd Carpet
  • Stewart Moore
  • Rhian Davies
  • Kevin Taverner
  • Cecil Rowe
  • Elaine Hewitson
  • Patrick Bustin
  • Gemma Crosswell
  • Alan David Gillespie Brown
  • Stephen Graham
  • Shaun Hughes
  • Jack Wingate
  • Madelaine Smith
  • Louise Chantal
  • Jose Ferran
  • JMV McLynn
  • Cassandra Lewis
  • James Wrighton
  • Rachel Bridge
  • Tom Munro
  • Simon Gray
  • Daniel Fisher
  • Owen Clarke
  • Amy Matthewson
  • Rosalind Unwin
  • Natasha Vieceli
  • Brian Rust
  • Jessica Clift
  • Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
  • Rosalind Romer
  • Oliver Schroeder
  • Horatio Productions
  • Samuel Walker
  • Aaron Wood
  • Plosive Productions
  • Gordon Scott
  • Keith Adsley
  • Richard Lloyd
  • Jessica Rupert
  • Daniel Schoenmann
  • John Laing
  • Vanessa Clark
  • Jim Bryce
  • Graham Lancashire
  • Liviy Ambrose
  • Tom Wright
  • Tess Maher
  • Jenny Fortnam
  • Tim Wheelhouse
  • Kilmaurs Glee Club
  • Alan Orme
  • Andrew Sills
  • Louise O’Donnelly
  • Ramzi Shammas
  • Euan Buchan
  • Julie Marshall
  • Derek James Batten
  • John Bamford
  • Bex Lindsay
  • Peter Yates
  • Benjamin Black
  • Ciaran Bruder
  • Claire Haigh
  • Sheelah Gault
  • Sarah Murray
  • Alison Bell
  • Ryan Sweeney
  • Richard Newman
  • Laura Harris
  • Ben Schofield
  • Sarah Green
  • Thomas Aldhous
  • Lawryn LaCroix
  • Sarah Purdon