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People urged to pledge support for Lichfield Garrick in national campaign

The Lichfield Garrick theatre

The Lichfield Garrick theatre

Lichfield theatre-goers can show their support for the Garrick as the venue takes part in a national campaign.

The My Theatre Matters initiative invites audience members and performers to pledge their support for local arts venues.

Adrian Jackson, Lichfield Garrick’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, said: “We’ve signed up to My Theatre Matters as it’s such a positive way for people to show their support for the Lichfield Garrick.

“Within the first five days of joining the campaign we’ve already attracted more than 500 pledges of support, and have set a target for 1,000 pledges before the end of July and 50,000 by the end of our Christmas season.

“In these are difficult financial times, it’s really important that the Arts Council, MPs, council leaders and people in high places know just how important the arts are, and to show them how much local theatres are valued.”

The Garrick is hoping its work with community and youth groups will see more pledges of support made.

“To add your voice to the campaign and to show your support for the Lichfield Garrick, please visit the theatre and sign a My Theatre Matters postcard or go to and click on the My Theatre Matters icon,” added Adrian.

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  1. Fred butin

    29th July, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Great place perhaps using more local entertainment managment would be good be great to help
    Fred butlin

  2. Lich_Ranger

    29th July, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Perhaps the My Theatre Matters campaign should think about printing some stickers to allow people to show their support? ;-)

  3. johnthemon

    29th July, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    The best positive way for Lichfield theatre goers to show their support for the Garrick, and Lichfield as a whole, is to pay their own way and not rely on the council to subsidise or fund the Garrick.

  4. Cynic

    29th July, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Quote – “You can also show your support by filling in a postcard at the theatre during your next visit and dropping it into one of the collection boxes dotted around the building.” End Quote

    My comment “You can also show your support by writing a cheque at the theatre during your next visit and dropping it into one of the collection boxes dotted around the building.” My comment takes fewer words and if you pay will say so much more about you than saying – you prefer the tax payer to fund your visit.