We are delighted to announce that the first small step in implementing our Centenary challenge Project has been successfully completed. Using the Spacehive crowdfunding platform, we have raised £17,570 to pay for detailed feasibility plans and surveys and an application for planning permission for the former Anchor Club site next door to the theatre. We are extremely grateful to the 167 people who pledged donations to this project and the many audience members and friends who contributed via the box office or via cash collections held at our recent performances.
Leicester Drama Society will be proudly celebrating its centenary in 2022, having been “born” in 1922 with its production of The Silver Box by John Galsworthy at the Opera House.
We are hoping to take this opportunity to transform and extend our existing building to include much-needed new studio, technical and rehearsal facilities and we are delighted to be given a generous helping hand by Leicester City Council.
The estimated £3million scheme, however, relies on us being able to raise all the funds needed so that we can expand into the site next door. Please help us all you can.
Now, with the Anchor Centre having been replaced by a newly-equipped building in Hill Street, off Humberstone Gate, Leicester City Council has offered to transfer ownership of the site to Leicester Drama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.