Solidarity & Support

“No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.” James Baldwin

In its 40 years of existence, our theatre has survived many difficult times – including recessions, riots, funding cuts, and fire. We are still standing today because of the tenacity, determination and generosity of our audiences, community and supporters.  Today, we – along with all other theatres and arts venues – have another challenge on our hands, one which not only jeopardises the future of our building, but one that could affect our beloved industry for generations to come.

We are all aware that we are in uncharted waters. Closing our theatre temporarily has been an incredibly sad decision and we are now working through all that this entails.

We are deeply proud of Pass Over and A Museum in Baghdad and all the wonderful people who contributed to their excellence. We are gutted that audiences are not going to have the chance to see these plays which speak to a need to recognise our shared humanity, something that sits right at the heart of Kiln Theatre’s mission.

In the weeks and months ahead, our team will think as creatively as possible about what we can do to continue our Creative Engagement work, and to support our local communities as well as the wider theatre industry. We will update you on our plans as soon as we are able.

We know that Covid-19 (coronavirus) is having an unfolding impact on many people’s health, wellbeing and livelihoods, and that we are all facing different circumstances. We want everyone to stay safe and well until the day we can welcome you all back through our doors.

In the meantime: if you are able to support us in this unprecedented situation, please consider making a donation to Kiln Theatre. Any gift, of any size, will be a huge help in ensuring that we can be here to welcome audiences on the other side

You could also consider setting up a monthly donation to us. This form of regular support enables us to plan ahead – which, in these uncertain times, is a rare and precious thing. If you are able to help us financially, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Thank you to everyone who has chosen to convert their ticket refund into a donation to Kiln – this gesture means so much.

We would also like to thank you for your emails and messages, which are deeply appreciated by all of us here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our theatre as soon as possible.

Thank you so much – from the bottom of our hearts – for your solidarity and support.

Indhu Rubasingham Artistic Director, Daisy Heath Executive Director and the entire Kiln Theatre Team


With our theatre temporarily closed, your support is now more crucial than ever. Help us to ensure that Kiln Theatre can be here on the other side of this crisis to bring communities together again. All donations, whatever their size, are greatly valued. Thank you.

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