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2020 Redevelopment Project

Support Coventry as UK City of Culture, by playing your part in the Belgrade’s 2020 Redevelopment Project – which will ensure the Theatre is a sparkling cultural gem for 2021 and beyond.

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UPDATE: The refurbishment of our Main Stage has now been completed and we have received some great feedback from our audiences. To date, we have raised just over £181,000 of our £600,000 target – so a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far.
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The project, to be completed by September 2020, has two main outcomes, to:

  1. refresh our 1958 Main Stage Auditorium and foyers, so our audiences and visitors have a more enjoyable experience; and
  2. secure our longer term financial sustainability, by redeveloping the café and first floor Burbidge Room – to create a joined up, flexible, space for use by visitors and our community/business partners.

The project will also enable the Belgrade to become more energy efficient – building on our commitment to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

However, we can’t do any of this without your help.

Here is Nick Hancock to explain a bit more…

The 2020 Redevelopment Project will cost £4.8m, of which we have secured £3.7m – through a generous package of support from Coventry City Council, DCMS and CWLEP.

Our Play Your Part (PYP) fundraising campaign is seeking to raise £600,000 from individuals and corporates by September 2020 – so you too can be part of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture and ensure our legacy at the Belgrade continues for another 60 years.

WHY NOT ENTER OUR PLAY YOUR PART LOTTERYAND BE IN WITH THE CHANCE OF WINNING 20% OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS FOR THE MONTH YOU ENTER.

  • ENTER by donating £5 for one month here.
  • Why not increase your chance of winning, by setting up a regular Standing Order – as you will be entered once for every month you have an active Standing Order of £5. Only PYP Lottery donations of £5 (and multiples of) will be entered into the draw. Full details and T&Cs can be downloaded from the left-hand side of this page.
  • If you have any questions about the lottery, contact the Belgrade’s Development Team on 024 7684 6758 or email playyourpart@belgrade.co.uk
  • If you feel you have a problem with gambling, visit www.begambleaware.org or call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.

Please click the links below, for more details about how you can work with the Belgrade to support the project:


The Development Team can be contacted by phoning 02476 846 750 or emailing playyourpart@belgrade.co.uk

THANK YOU

As a registered charity (number 219163), the Belgrade Theatre is reliant on funding from grants, Members, donors, corporate supporters and sponsors to continue its vital work in the community. Find out more about why we are a charity.