Kalk Bay Theatre’s tenth birthday celebrations have raised an incredible R9690.07 in five days for the Theatre Benevolent Fund.
The Theatre marked its first decade with a week-long celebration last week featuring a programme of different artists each night who have all performed on the Kalk Bay Theatre stage.
“The birthday week was our way of saying thank you to all those people who have supported us since we started,” says Simon Cooper, owner of Kalk Bay Theatre. “In addition, we wanted to give back to members of the theatre industry, who have inspired us so profoundly and provided us with years of theatrical delight. We decided to donate the proceeds of ticket sales from the birthday week to the Theatre Benevolent Fund, and invited our guests to make further donations.”
The Theatre Benevolent Fund is a Public Benefit Organization that supports individuals who have been connected to the performing arts on a professional basis – at any stage in their lives, and in any manner whatsoever – and who now find themselves in financial difficulties due to old age or ill health. The Fund provides care to them in the form of monthly financial grants; donations for funeral expenses; assistance with medical expenses; placement in care centres or old age homes etc.
Kalk Bay Theatre is one of the country’s leading independent theatres. It was created by Simon and Helen Cooper and Nicholas and Liz Ellenbogen who lovingly converted the 1876 heritage-protected Dutch Reformed Church into an intimate 78-seat theatre and restaurant. The Theatre has created a unique dinner and theatre experience where guests can linger after the show and meet the performers in a relaxed environment. It presents a varied programme of world-class entertainment across drama, comedy, dance and music.
For more about the Theatre Benevolent Fund visit http://www.tbf-sa.co.za
For more about Kalk Bay Theatre and the programme line-up, visit www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za
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