Help us save the NoName Theatre!
After a full year of enforced closures and crippling restrictions, the Finnish government has still given ZERO financial or other support to amateur and semi-professional theatres. Most theatres will likely not be able to open again until the autumn – and even then, socially distanced seating will continue to halve their income.
Theatres with fixed rental costs – like the NoName Theatre – are now in dire straits. There is already a severe lack of theatre space in Helsinki – and in particular affordable space. As grants for cultural activities are difficult to acquire, many small groups and individuals simply cannot afford to rent a venue and are blocked from realising their cultural projects. The death of one of the few reaming affordable theatres would also mean the death of many performing arts projects for years to come.
Which is why we’re launching a campaign to help the theatre survive until autumn. The campaign will run from 17 March to 16 June 2021 and will be supported by a variety of online events by various theatre companies who use the NoName Theatre. All contributions will go in full to paying the rent on the theatre. So, if you value the rich world of fringe theatre in Finland, please check out the events and give something if you can!
This funding campaign is now over, and donations can no longer be made.
UPCOMING CAMPAIGN EVENTS
15 April 2021 at 7:30 pm EET via Zoom
Don't Look Back by Liz Dobson – The Finn-Brit Players
25, 27 & 29 May 2021 at 7:00 pm EETvia Zoom
Running in the Family by Vladislav Nenchev – The Finn-Brit Players
12 June 2021 at 7:00 pm EET via Zoom
Autumn Teasers (short scenes from two upcoming play, Educating Rita and Small Mouth Sounds) – in cooperation with Passport Theatre Company
SMALL COLLECTION (PIENKERÄYS) NO. RA/2021/318
Organiser: The Finn-Brit Players Theatrical Society ry
Purpose: To pay the rent on the NoName Theatre, so that the society can continue with its amateur theatrical activities and develop alternative types of activities, especially digital, during the coronavirus restrictions.