Join our band of Angels

The support of our NVT Angels helps ensure that our lovely community theatre continues to thrive, to produce excellent plays and develop the talents of our members young and old.

When licensing regulations changed in 2003 restrictions were placed upon the use of the Theatre Upstairs. It went dark as they say in the theatre world. After that the performances were centred on the ground floor Studio Theatre . Angels support has helped towards the renovation of the ‘Theatre Upstairs’ which is now buzzing again. So we now have two working production spaces now - the Upstairs and the Studio. Angels support has also made a major contribution to the wide range of remedial works needed to keep our listed building fully functioning as a creative space.

You will see below that our list of individual and Corporate Angels is growing. You can be an Angel for £100, a Fallen Angel for £200 ,an Archangels for £500 and an Archangel Gabriel for £1000 plus. Angels receive our Newsletters, Brochures etc keeping abreast of productions and word about all the activities in our community theatre. We also acknowledge Angels generosity in our various promotional materials. Seats in the Theatre Upstairs are also named in Angels honour. Angels are also invited to join us for social events such as season launches and the like.

One of our Angels recently said that the NVT was ' like their own local Donmar theatre'. Praise indeed. So come with us on our creative journey; help us to take risks, challenge perceptions and bring inspirational work to the stage. Our ambitions can be acheived with your support. We are much looking forward to celebrating our 70th anniversary and seeing the NVT in a good place to a bright next 70 years.

Please email Our Angels coordinator if you are interested - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The Throngs and Thrones of New Venture Theatre

Angels, Fallen Angels, Archangels and Archangels Gabriel

We thank the generosity of our ‘Angels’. Their support helps us maintain our lovely theatre and all the creative activities which take place here.
Archangels Gabriel
Victor Romaniuk (A1), Arts Council England (A2), The Pebble Trust(A3), The Irish Tourist Board (A4), The Late Ann Poupard (A5),
Orbis – Heather Smythe (A6), Sussex Playwrights (A7), Uli Schilling (A8), Linda Potter (A9), Malcolm Roberts (A10), Vaughan Rees OBE &Tony Hyde (A11)
Fallen Angels
Accordance Technical Services (B1), R Williams (B2), The Late Rev Tony Otterwell (B3), Peter Watkins (B4), Pat Boxall (B5), Neeraj Bali (B6), Ted MacFadyen (B7), Arnie Spence (B8). Verano Lounge (B9) Mary Allen (B10)
Gerry McCrudden MBE (B9), Javier Ureta (B10), Penny Bailey (B11), Peter Lawson &Theo van Eijken (B12), Paddy O’Keefe (B13), Christopher Jessop ((C1)), Dennis Cumming (C2), Mike &Chris Stubbs (C3), Sarah Stride (C4), Lou Preecy & Moog Gravett (C5), Michael Graney (C6), Sheila Hill (C7), David Jewell (C8), Brian Gannon (C9), Mike Chowney (C10), Helen Chowney (C11), Tim & Alex McQuillen Wright (C12), Meiner MacFadyen (C13), David Beard (D1), Phil Palmer (D2), Nick Bryce (D3), Peter and Jason Pimblett Dennis (D4), Sarah Charsley (D5), Aidan Lunn (D6), Diana Beall (D7), Gaelle Petit (D8), Charlotte Grimes (D9), Sean Lippett- Fall (D10), Charles & Anne Gilson (D11), Joanna van Gyseghem (D12), Granville Williams (D13), Sue Buckoke (E1), Gowan Hewlett (E2), Trevor Harvey (E3), Ollie Donovan (E4), Natasha Borg (E5) Victoria Sheridan (E6) Philip Davies(E7)

The numbers in brackets indicate seats named in appreciation in The Theatre Upstairs.