As part of the fundraising campaign to bring new toilet facilities to its Edwardian venue, The Kings Theatre Portsmouth has announced an exclusive lottery draw for donators where one lucky individual will be awarded a ‘Golden Ticket’ to see an unlimited number of shows for a whole year.
As part of its first ever campaign through online fundraising platform ‘Crowdfunder’, The Kings Theatre has created a selection of exclusive gifts for people who make donations.
The ‘Pounds for Pennies’ initiative, which was launched at the start of the month, is seeking to raise money for the refurbishment of the theatre’s Dress Circle toilets and offering a variety of gifts from drinks and ice creams, to places on exclusive historic tours and at a party to meet the cast of this year’s Christmas pantomime.
Now, the theatre has announced that every individual who donates will automatically be put into a draw to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ that will enable the holder to see as many Kings Theatre productions as they wish for a whole year.
"This is our first time entering the world of online fundraising, so we wanted to make sure that we planned it carefully and were able to offer something really special for those who supported us," explains Kelly Haswell, Marketing Manager for the theatre.
After regular mentions in feedback from audiences, improving the toilets within the venue is now the top priority for The Kings Theatre Trust, and the ‘Pounds for Pennies’ campaign has received support from celebrity patrons and local dignitaries who all took part in the video which can be seen at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/give-pounds-to-spend-a-penny.
"The campaign closes in July, so we hope people will move quickly to support us," says Kelly.