The Marlowe Theatre

Since 2011, when the Marlowe Theatre opened its doors and quickly became one of the country’s leading theatres, its charitable mission has been to inspire, enrich and entertain. In bringing world-class artists and companies to Canterbury, the theatre normally attracts around 420,000 visitors a year and generates over £42 million for the local economy.

As it begins its recovery after the pandemic that has decimated British theatre, the Marlowe Theatre Trust in Canterbury is moving forward with plans to restore the historic Poor Priest’s Hospital in the heart of the ancient city. The project involves transforming the building into the theatre’s Learning Centre, whilst making sure the venue continues to be a vibrant and relevant heritage destination.

‘We are delighted to be working with the theatre to plan their fundraising strategy for this exciting project,’ says Chris Goldie, Gifted’s Director in the South East. ‘The Poor Priest’s Hospital, now known as the Marlowe Kit, represents a superb opportunity to enhance the visitor experience and inspire a new generation of theatre lovers.’

If your organisation is preparing for a major fundraising project or programme and you’d like advice on how best to move forward with your plans, please get in touch and ask for an initial discussion with one of our Directors.


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