2022 Incinerator Theatre Fundraising Nights: Information for Groups
There are just two Fundraising Theatre nights left for 2022. Please contact Robyn Flashman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0477 771 016 if you would like more information about this popular and highly successful means of raising much-needed funds for your organisation, or would like to attend the launch of our 2023 Programme later this year in November.
Community Fundraising Theatre Nights have been a part and parcel of Ipswich Little Theatre’s charter for 53 years since the Incinerator Theatre showcased its first season in 1969.
Following on from 2020 when covid restrictions made any form of performance at the Incinerator unviable, 2021 saw the return of the top class live entertainment for which Ipswich Little Theatre has become renowned. Four play seasons were successfully presented in between lockdowns. The response from local and district sporting, school, church and service organisations to the fundraising theatre nights offered in 2021 was remarkable and the 22 nights made available to community groups were sold. Covid regulations meant some changes to the way these nights had functioned in previous years but, with a mutual understanding of the rules that had to be applied, the nights proved to
be very successful. These nights benefit community groups by offering them the opportunity to raise substantial funds while enjoying the entertainment on stage at the unique and historic Incinerator Theatre.
Incinerator Theatre facilities
The Incinerator is an intimate theatre seating an audience of eighty. The theatre has a beautiful courtyard area where you can enjoy your supper at interval. This area is wheelchair accessible, as are the toilet facilities. We are a fully licensed venue with a bar from which your guests can purchase a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices. The bar opens for 45 minutes before the show, at interval, and for up to an hour after the show.
Our modern kitchen is equipped with a microwave, fan-forced commercial oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. The kitchen also has a large urn, tablecloths, cutlery, crockery, glasses and coffee mugs which are available for use on your night.
You are welcome to use the driveway area near the stairs and the ramp to offload anything you may need for the night and to pack it up afterwards. Also, people with mobility problems, including those in wheelchairs may find it easier if driven to the access ramp. However, all vehicles must be removed from the theatre surrounds for the duration of the performance. The Bar and Kitchen staff will be on-site from 7 pm to welcome you and assist you in any way to make your event a success.
For the added comfort of our audiences, the theatre has reverse cycle air-conditioning and we also have electric and gas heaters for use in the courtyard on cooler nights.
It is an enjoyable tradition at Incinerator Theatre that cast and crew can join the group after the play. This affords the chance to meet the actors, the director and stage crew, and to discuss the performance.