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Northcott hits target of gifting 500 Christmas theatre tickets; extends goal to 750 tickets

Split image: (Left side) a young child sits in a theatre chair with popcorn with a look of wonder on their face. (Right side) Robin Hood Artwork - an arrow flies into an archery board, text on the board reads 'Robin Hood'.

We’ve launched a new stretch goal of gifting 750 tickets for our family Christmas show Robin Hood to children and young people in Devon through our Pay It Forward donation campaign by the end of this year, having reached our initial aim of giving away 500 tickets.

Our Pay It Forward campaign, now in its third year, asks audience members to donate towards the cost of a theatre ticket for children and young people who would not otherwise be able to go.

Between January and October this year, 766 people donated £7,392 towards the campaign.

We collaborate with local charities and community organisations to gift Pay It Forward tickets. The first 500 tickets this year were given through Devon Foster Families, The Helen Foundation, Livewest and Young Devon. We’re reaching out to more organisations to give away an additional 250 tickets by 31 December.

We’ve had such an amazing audience response to our Pay It Forward campaign this year. We want to say a huge thank you to every one of our donors. Your support is helping us to share the magic of theatre with children and young people across Devon this Christmas.

Kelly Johnson, Marketing & Development Director at Exeter Northcott Theatre

Our Pay It Forward campaign is kindly supported by Bishop Fleming and Wollens.

Bishop Fleming logoWollens logo - text reads: 'Wollens. Full spectrum law'.


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