The Friends of the Victoria Theatre is an independent group of volunteers who support the theatre and represent the theatre and the community on which the theatre serves.
Being a Friend of the Victoria Theatre is a great way to meet new people and get involved in projects that make a difference to the largest and oldest theatre in Halifax.
The Friends are a new group that formed earlier in 2017 and the first project for the members involved being trained by the theatre to deliver tours of the theatre that uncovered the rich heritage of the building, as well as giving people a taste of how a theatre works. These tours were launched during Halifax Heritage week (7-10 September) and more tours will be announced later in the year.
The aim of The Friends of the Victoria Theatre is to help the theatre to thrive and improve, and to provide an extra resource to achieve things that the theatre may not be able to do on its own. The Friends meet regularly (about once per month), as well as corresponding by email, and all members have input into the planning of projects.
There are many different ways you can be involved as a Friend; you can join the committee, help to promote the Friends, organise events, get involved in fundraising, run tours of the theatre or work on short term projects as a volunteer.
Membership of the Friends is free, although, if you would like to contribute a small monthly amount to help with costs (for important things like tea, coffee and biscuits for the group) you would be welcome to but this is not compulsory.
The Friends are important to the Victoria Theatre because they provide a great link between the theatre, the Council and the community. They can provide an important dialogue on behalf of the users of the theatre and is a growing group with lots of ideas!
As a Friend of The Victoria Theatre you will have the opportunity to:
- Make a positive difference to a much loved professional theatre
- Become part of the theatre family, shaping exciting future plans for the venue
- Improve an important piece of Calderdale’s heritage
- Decide upon and work towards delivering specific projects
- Work with like-minded people and make new friends
If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Victoria Theatre please email VTFriends@hotmail.com and express your interest to Claire, the Chair of the group.