Give The Gift Of Theatre

Give the Gift of Theatre is a year-round fundraising campaign that raises money to support our engagement work with local communities, particularly those experiencing disadvantage. 

The ways in which donations might be used include:

  • Enabling people from disadvantaged areas of Hull to visit the theatre, often for the first time.
  • Delivering half-term workshops for 3 - 6 year olds in Orchard Park and Thornton Estate.
  • Live streaming performances into hospitals and care homes.
  • Supporting children aged 3 - 6 from disadvantaged areas of Hull to attend Great Adventures in Storyland with their families.
  • Providing bursaries for young people aged 8 – 21 to join our youth theatre.
  • Enabling school groups from disadvantaged areas of our region to attend our Christmas show.



Thank you for your generous support.

Thanks to donations made last year, hundreds of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have attended performances at the theatre, who would not otherwise have been able to afford to visit. Many of these visits were part of school groups, organised in partnership with Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University.

“The Give The Gift of Theatre scheme is close to our hearts at Hull Truck Theatre. Although the scheme has run year-round for the last few years, last year’s Christmas campaign saw our biggest result yet and this year we hope it will continue to grow. We really love working with local charity, Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University and hope that this years’ campaign will encourage people to give more than ever before so that we can provide as many children as possible the opportunity to experience the magic of live theatre.”

Davide Calogero, Director of Development

“Each year Hull Truck Theatre is able to provide us with hundreds of tickets that we then give to children living in foster care and schools in areas of disadvantage. These children have never been to the theatre before and it’s an incredible opportunity for them. A person who visits the theatre as a child is twice as likely to return as an adult, so this programme really does give children the gift of theatre for life.”

Natasha Banke, Director of Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University