Our 50:50 appeal was created to give more people the chance to experience the wonder of theatre.

Thanks to your generous donations, more than 8,000 people who wouldn’t usually have access to live theatre have now enjoyed one of our productions and we continue to invite charities and community groups to join us for performances.

“Had it not been for the kindness of the persons concerned with giving us a free ticket, Donald would have lived and died without ever entering a theatre and I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to be a child again. It was great.”
Nottingham Food Bank beneficiary

“We were well looked after by the Playhouse staff, who were so helpful and welcoming.”
The Colour of Love beneficiary

“We had 16 children from all over Nottinghamshire come and only one of them had been to Playhouse before and I’m sure it’s an experience that will mean a lot to them.”
Awards Young Musicians beneficiary

“Tickets donated though the 50:50 appeal has been amazing for the families who reside here at Mellors Lodge, every year the joy and smiles on the families’ faces is what it’s all about. Families who have never experienced theatre before have come back after seeing the show saying it has been a positive, amazing time and has given a sense of normality, even if it was for a couple of hours.”
Mellors Lodge, Nottingham City Homes beneficiary