Our Charity

“Donors support us because we are a unique theatre - a home to remarkable artists and plays.”

Jermyn Street Theatre was founded in 1994. A registered charity No. 1186940, with no core funding from government or the Arts Council, it has survived and thrived ever since thanks to a mixture of box office sales and the kind support of individual patrons and trusts and foundations. In 2017, we became the West End’s newest and smallest producing theatre. Around 60% of our income comes from box office sales, and the rest in charitable support.

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Donors support Jermyn Street Theatre because they know this is a unique theatre in the heart of the West End: a home to remarkable artists and plays, performed in the most intimate and welcoming of surroundings.

How does my donation help?

  • £100 helps maintain our brilliant air conditioning.
  • £200 hires two period costumes for a short run.
  • £300 pays for three visits from a fight director, to keep stage combat safe.
  • £400 helps to replace our remaining lights with new LED lanterns, which are more environmentally friendly.
  • £500 is £500. You knew that.
  • £600 pays for six actors to rehearse or perform for a day, includes holiday pay, under the terms of Equity contract.
  • £700 contributes to writers’ commissioning fees. Over the past two years, ten of our plays were published internationally.
  • £800 helps to develop new plays. Over the past two years, we produced eight world premieres.
  • £900 pays for a trilogy day of three performances. In 2018 we produced the nine Noel Coward plays of Tonight at 8.30, together in London for the first time since 1936.
  • £1000 pays for a stage or production manager for a fortnight.
  • £1100 pays for a raised wooden floor on a set.
  • £1200 hires a professional rehearsal studio for twelve days.

How to donate

For larger or regular donations

  • The Ariel Club is for donors giving over £150 a year (£12.43 a month) and The Miranda Club is for supporters giving over £500 a year (£42 a month), giving you a range of enjoyable and exciting benefits.
  • Our Director’s Circle is for those giving over £3000.


If you love our theatre, please consider remembering us in your will. If you already have a will, your solicitor can add a ‘codicil’. Your gift might help pay for scenery, to commission a new play, or to fund a young actor’s first job. If you would like your legacy to support a particular aspect of our work, please speak to our Artistic or Executive Directors.

Malcolm Rennie in Shackleton's Carpenter. Photo by Robert Workman.

Malcolm Rennie in Shackleton's Carpenter

Kimberley Nixon in Original Death Rabbit. Photo by Robert Workman.

Kimberley Nixon in Original Death Rabbit

Clive Merrison in Anything That Flies. Photo by Robert Workman.

Clive Merrison in Anything That Flies