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A message from the Pleasance

    

On the 16th March 2020 we were forced to close the door of Pleasance London and cancelled our 36th season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This led to the cancellation of over 300 shows and a loss of work and future opportunity for over two thousand performers, young people and production staff. 

At present, we do not have a reopening date in London. However, we continue to monitor government guidance and will stage live performances again as soon as we are permitted. In the meantime, we are currently able to offer limited space for closed rehearsals and other hires with Covid-secure precautions in place.

We would like to thank everyone for the love and generosity they’ve shown over recent months. Your support through our Crowdfunder campaign and elsewhere has been both humbling and overwhelming. The money raised so far will help greatly in getting us open again as soon as possible, but with £250,000 to raise in total and much uncertainty ahead, we still require support.

The Pleasance is not-for-profit, a charity funded by our ticket sales, receiving no regular subsidy. We exist to champion artists and to develop the brightest creative ideas, to nurture and inspire new careers. We want to rebuild what has been lost. 

If you can spare a donation and help us in doing so, we would be so grateful. Together, we can return artists to the stage. 

Thank you for your support.

With love from everyone at the Pleasance.

The Pleasance would like to say a big thank you to those who supported our Crowdfunder

  • 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
  • Lisa Redpath
  • Russ Ridley
  • Kate Hillgrove
  • Sharon Lougher
  • Will Tatam
  • Alexander Smith
  • Zoë Fidel
  • Richard Erwin-Jones
  • Dean Scowcroft
  • Reece McMahon
  • Neville Edrich
  • Nina Purves
  • Graham Reed
  • Taylor Matheson
  • Richard Smith
  • Theo Davies
  • Catharine Melville
  • Andrew Hemming
  • Steve Johnson
  • Toby Mitchell
  • Wendy Sampson
  • Donald Anderson
  • Amy Coleclough
  • Richard Keen
  • Gabriel Vogt
  • Christopher Hong
  • Richard Wilkin
  • Maria Dunbar
  • Jim Boyle
  • James West
  • Hannah Moulder
  • Hannah Duncombe
  • Davinia Lindsay
  • Anna Lowman
  • Catherine Harte
  • Joanne Rutherford
  • Dr Lesley Sloss
  • Catherine Ruane
  • Melissa Chan
  • Holly Rawlings
  • Liz Campbell
  • Anne Clark
  • Sasha Tilly
  • Caroline Scott
  • Ben Ashenden
  • Claire Dewar
  • Kathryn Clark
  • Elliot Gonzalez
  • Katherine Graham
  • Karen Simpson
  • James Dickinson
  • Molly Stewart
  • Florence Mercer
  • Luke Kempner
  • Rhiannon Johnson
  • Ben Stephen
  • Charlotte Lund
  • Rebecca Knowles
  • Jack Williams
  • Freya Parker
  • Rachel Thomas
  • Angie Standing
  • Nick Delissen
  • Geoffrey Alderson
  • Ed Hind
  • Catriona Wake
  • Ian McGill
  • Simon Southwell
  • Chris Griffiths
  • Rachel Easter
  • Emma Wilson
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Bo Bødker Mette Eilertsen
  • NextUp Comedy
  • Charlie Coombes
  • Alice Lloyd-Davies
  • Ivan Lee
  • Roger McCann
  • Kim Grant
  • Kelly McGibney
  • Matt Clinch
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Adam Farlow