Why we are a Charity

Why we are a Charity

The Belgrade Theatre Trust is a registered charity (number 219163). This means that all the money given, raised or earned is not distributed as profit but kept and reinvested in the work that we do.

We are reliant on the continued support of our audiences, funders, corporate partners, Members and donors to ensure that we can continue to develop our artistic and educational work and remain central to the communities that we serve.

A breakdown of our income and expenditure, for last year, can be found in the pie chart images on the left hand side of this page.

We are committed to:

Quality and diversity in our productions
We present a diverse range of high quality, live theatre experiences bringing artistic excellence to the many different audiences in Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

Productions reflecting the region’s stories
We produce, in partnerships and alone, some of the country’s most exciting and critically acclaimed drama and new musicals; bearing witness to the city and region’s stories, giving people an opportunity to come together and talk about their lives, promoting community cohesion and a sense of local pride.

Broad access through pricing and facilities
We price tickets to achieve the best value possible, enabling access to quality theatre through ticket schemes and concessionary tickets. We provide physical access throughout the building, as well as access to performances for deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired patrons. We work hard to welcome audiences from all cultural and social backgrounds and to increase access through digital platforms.

Nurturing careers
We work to develop the careers of young creative professionals through internships, placements and apprenticeship schemes and foster talent by supporting emerging artists and theatre companies.

Learning and personal development
We offer thousands of learning opportunities every year to young people, many of whom are at risk of social and/or educational exclusion. We support their personal growth, reduce anti-social behaviour and engage new audiences. We also offer participation and training opportunities to older people, many of whom are also at risk of social exclusion.

Being Green
We are responding creatively to the challenge of reducing our environmental impact. See our Environmental Policy here.

Thank you very much, to all those who have supported the Belgrade Theatre during the last year.

At the Belgrade, we are committed to being open, honest and transparent – adhering to the Fundraising Promise and registering with the Fundraising Regulator (FR). The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. Established following a cross-party review in 2015, the FR aims to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising. More details can be found on the FR’s website here.

Our registration with the FR can be found on their Public Register here.