Centenary Challenge Announced

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Will you support the Little Theatre’s Centenary Challenge?


We wish  to transform and extend the existing building, some of which dates back to the 1820s, to include much-needed new studio, technical and rehearsal facilities as part of our Centenary Project.


The estimated £3million scheme, however, relies on us being able to raise the funds needed so that we can expand into the site next door, currently housing the Anchor Centre – a wet centre and alcohol treatment hub. 

Now, with the Anchor Centre being replaced by a newly-equipped building in Hill Street, off Humberstone Gate, Leicester City Council has offered to transfer ownership of the site to Leicester Drama Society, subject to the society securing planning permission and funding to build our extension.


We have now launched its Centenary Challenge crowdfunding appeal, initially to raise the estimated £18,000 needed to cover the costs of planning, site surveys and engineering reports.


To find more details, and pictures of the Centenary Challenge project through the City Mayor’s community crowdfunding initiative CrowdFundLeicester, please visit spacehive.com/little-theatre-leicester

Please show your support today and make a pledge – any amount, £1 or more,  will show that you care and want to support the future of the Little Theatre.


How can you help us meet this Challenge?  Become one of our STAR donors!

To become a STAR make a donation of £100 or more and we will engrave your very own Little STAR with names of your choice. Your STAR will then be given star status on our pathway to funding our new buildings.  Please Donate online or contact the Theatre Office (01162 542266) for further details.

What will you receive for your £100 donation?

  • Our thanks and appreciation for your support to help us revitalise and improve our theatre facilities
  • NOW: Your STAR, with your chosen name(s) or text will be part of an evolving artwork in the bar of the Little Theatre
  • IN THE NEW BUILDING: Your STAR will be part of a new artwork within the new building on completion of the scheme

Bigger STARS

If you can donate £500 or more, perhaps as a special bequest or to commemorate a very special occasion,  we will record this by engraving your chosen message on a bigger Star.  Please Donate online or contact the Theatre Office (01162 542266) for further details.

How you can get involved:

On-line donations
Click the link below to make a donation.  Please opt in to Gift Aid if you are a personal tax payer and increase the value of your gift by 25% at no extra cost to you.

Donate online 

If you wish to make a donation by cheque or with cash you can still take advantage of Gift Aid by downloading and completing the Giftaid Form.