Norwich Puppet Theatre is launching a new scheme to enable it to raise funds to develop new work as well as keeping the puppet theatre open well into the future.
Michael Boyd, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, was amongst the first to take up the offer.
The Adopt-a-Puppet scheme is one of several initiatives to raise funds and increase the profile of Norwich Puppet Theatre after its Arts Council funding was cut in 2008.
The idea came about when Board members and Staff were thinking of ways to harness the goodwill of enthusiastic supporters and involve the wider public in the development of the theatre.
Many people had said that they value the theatre but didn’t know what they could do to help, so this new scheme gives them an easy way to show support. If enough people join, it will make a huge difference to the theatre.
The scheme, which starts on 1st July, invites people to choose one of 12 puppets that are up for adoption. The cost is only £26 a year, and can be given as a gift.
Benefits include a puppet passport and free tickets to two performances.
Adopters are invited to visit their puppet at the theatre and can earn extra benefits the more often they visit their puppet!
An additional option is to join the online Adopt-a-Puppet Club, which is a kind of puppet Facebook.
For more details about the scheme or to obtain an application form see their website or phone 01603 615564.
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