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14 July 2017

Over £250,000 raised for Park Theatre (a charity that receives no public subsidy) in one week through Ian's incredible donation of Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You and the support of everyone who attended.


Thank you to everyone who attended Ian McKellen with Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You last week. Dreams have come true for almost 3,000 people who got to see one of the greatest actors of our time live on stage, for many who had the opportunity to meet the man himself, and for us as a theatre and a charity who managed to raise £250,000 from the event. We cannot thank you enough for your support. 

Ian's incredible donation of a week of performances will mean that we will be able to produce more challenging and engaging work in-house and to invite even more people into our venue who have little or no access to the arts; ensuring that we continue to be an open and welcoming theatre accessible to all.

It's not too late to bid on a piece of theatre history from Ian's much treasured personal collection. All items have been donated by Ian and are being auctioned for the benefit of Park Theatre. Don't miss your chance to take home a remarkable array of posters, photographs, drawings and watercolours that represent a variety of characters throughout Sir Ian’s illustrious career. All items will be signed by Ian McKellen.

Auction open until Sunday 16 July - bid here

We look forward to welcoming you back - please visit the Support Us page of our website to find out how you can become more involved.