RSC Appeal Update

The RSC have sent an update on their Transform Our Theatres Appeal, which we have been helping to contribute to with our Seat For David Campaign.

They say:
£5.5m left to raise to reach Campaign goal of £112.8m
The fundraising campaign to Transform our Theatres steps up in its final year. Having received three significant gifts totaling £3.6m as well as further funds through our ongoing successful Public Appeal, the RSC has raised a total of £107.3m. With one year to go before the Campaign will close, we must push on with our fundraising and appeal to more people to help us raise the final £5.5m. With the help of some RSC Alumni we have created a trailer We're Coming Home to highlight the urgency and invite people to play their part in reaching our final goal.
Watch the new trailer

If you would like to know more about the Take A Seat For David campaign to help the RSC and maybe make a donation yourself then read on:

Visitors to are currently trying to raise funds to have a seat named after David Tennant in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. All money raised from this campaign will go towards the RSC's Transform Our Theatre Appeal

You may donate any amount, no matter how small, even a donation of £5 would help.

How do I Donate?

Donate Online: Email and tell them you wish to make a donation for the David Tennant Seat, they will then email you back with a link to donate.

Donate By Post: Cheques can also be sent to the following address:
Development Department Royal Shakespeare Company
The Courtyard Theatre
Southern Lane
Warwickshire CV37 6BB

Again make sure that you mention the website and say that your donation is for the David Tennant Seat.

Donate On The Phone: You can call 01789 403476 and donate by credit or debit card. Again make sure you mention the site and that your donation is for the David Tennant seat.

Whatever way you choose to donate it is important that you make sure that you mention when you make the donation to ensure that the RSC add it to the fund for David's seat.

More info on the Transforming Theatres Appeal is below:
Actor David Tennant lent his support to the Transforming our Theatres Appeal when he visited the site of the new theatre, the first time since performing Hamlet at The Courtyard Theatre last year. Following a tour of the new buildings, David took his seat in the main auditorium, which is currently under construction, to raise awareness of the Take a Seat appeal.
Over 500 seats have already been named in the auditorium, some for a favourite actor, director or to mark an anniversary, for an individual or to commemorate somebody’s life. Actors who have already had a seat named after them include David Suchet, John Thaw, Ian Richardson and Dame Peggy Ashcroft, so there’s plenty of opportunity for people to name a seat after a favourite actor.
The transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is due for completion at the end of 2010 at a cost of £112.8 million. There is still £10 million left to raise and there are a number of different ways that the public can contribute, from dropping their spare change in collection buckets to sponsoring a brick online.
Caroline Jones, Director of Development, said:
‘We’ve been overwhelmed with support for the project. Over 7,000 people from 43 different countries have made donations towards the re-building of our theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. People haven given to the appeal for lots of different reasons, often it’s because of the important role that the RSC has played in their lives and now they’re pleased to be able to give something back.
‘We still have some way to go. Raising money in the current economic climate is tough but I’m confident that, with our track record of success and the excitement surrounding this project, we will reach our target. Naming a Seat in the new auditorium is a way to contribute vital funds to the project, as well as creating a strong association with the Company and our future. David’s support for the seat appeal means a lot to us.’
To find out more information about the Transforming Our Theatres project and how people can get involved visit