Today, theatrical charity Acting for Others announce initial participants for its 16th annual bucket collection. Post-show bucket collections began this week and will continue in almost every theatre across London and throughout the whole of the UK for two weeks.
In 2018 over £250,000 was raised with theatres across the UK taking part. This year more than 90 UK theatres will be taking part, including last year’s Golden Bucket Award-winners – the company of Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre and the Mayflower Theatre, this year with the company of Les Miserables.
All donations go to Acting for Others, an umbrella organisation for 15 theatrical charities which use the funds raised to offer emotional and financial support to all theatre workers in times of need.
These are the only theatre collections endorsed in London by Society of London Theatre and nationally by UK Theatre, and supported by all the leading theatre groups including Ambassadors Theatre Group, Delfont Mackintosh Theatre, Nimax, LW Theatres, Bill Kenwright Ltd as well as virtually every major grant-aided company and commercial producers.
The Acting for Others charities are Actor’s Children’s Trust, Dancers’ Career Development, Denville Hall, Drury Lane Theatrical Fund, Equity Charitable Trust, Evelyn Norris Trust, Grand Order of Water Rats Charities Fund, SafetyCurtain formerly the International Performers’ Aid Trust, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, Ralph and Meriel Richardson Foundation, Dance Professionals Fund, The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund, The Royal Theatrical Fund, Theatre Chaplaincy UK and The Theatrical Guild.