The Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre
The Friends' was formed in 1984 the theatre's Centenary year to help and encourage support for The Devonshire Park Theatre and for theatre-going in general. From the outset, the purpose of The Friends has been, and continues to be, to support the Devonshire Park Theatre through:
- Coming to productions at the theatre and encouraging others to do so as well;
- Organising various fund-raising activities to provide financial assistance to the theatre;
- Working alongside the theatre staff by becoming volunteer stewards and assisting with other duties including providing an audio-description service for blind and partially-sighted patrons or being part of the DIY team tackling decorating projects.
Now more than thirty years on, and with more than 1300 members, The Friends continues to be a strong organisation working for the benefit of this lovely Victorian theatre in the heart of Eastbourne. We always welcome new members. To find out more and to enjoy some of the advantages of membership, such as reductions on ticket prices for some performances and the chance to meet members of the cast at after-show parties, please refer to our website.