Membership and Support

Membership and Support

Welcome to the Membership and Support section of our website.  Here you can explore how individuals and businesses can support the all the work that we do. Burnley Youth Theatre is a registered Charity and has to find more that £300,000 every year to make sure it can sustainably deliver all activity.

Become a BYT Benefactor

Want to help us continue our mission to creatively inspire children and young people to take their next steps? Become a BYT Benefactor! Your donation helps to keep our programme accessible to all, so becoming a Benefactor is a great way to support BYT. For just £40 a year or £3.50 a month your benefits will include:

  • Helping us continue to be accessible to all young people
  • Be the first to hear about early bird tickets and other special offers
  • An annual exclusive benefactor newsletter

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors get a much closer association with some of the best theatre workshops and productions in the North West. Below are some illustrative examples, but all sponsors would have a bespoke and tailored package to meet your organisational needs and achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.

Sponsor our Creative Education programme for £10,000

We deliver an exciting and engaging Creative Education programme in local schools which helps to bring the curriculum to life through drama, dance, music, film and art. Our projects help local children and young people to raise attainment, develop skills and gain self-confidence. Your sponsorship of this programme will:

  • Enable us to engage with more than 25 schools, reaching over 4000 children and young people
  • Develop educational attainment of local pupils, leading to better life opportunities in the future
  • Make local schools more resilient with opportunities for teachers to take part in CPD to use the arts

Your company name and logo will be used for all print, online and press distribution.

Sponsor our Professional Touring Theatre programme for £15000

Each year we provide an exciting programme of professional theatre from some of the most renowned theatre companies from across the UK and Europe. We host up to 12 productions per year for diverse audiences. By sponsoring this programme you will:

  • Give up to 2000 local children, young people and families the opportunity to engage with high quality theatre
  • Be associated with internationally renowned theatre companies such as Shakespeare’s Globe, The Royal Exchange and Little Angel Theatre
  • Have the opportunity to host VIP events for your staff and networks around these shows

You will be the sole sponsor of the programme and your company name and logo will be used for all print, online and press distribution.

BYT 100 Club

BYT 100 Club is a fantastic way for businesses to get recognised for supporting a local charity that helps thousands of young people every year to develop confidence whilst participating in and experiencing high quality theatre.

We are seeking 100 local Burnley and Lancashire-based businesses to donate £100 for an annual membership. Join now and receive:

  • Use of our logos to promote the good work your organisation does
  • Your company logo and website link on the BYT 100 Club page
  • Exclusive discounts on tickets and venue hire
  • Promotion on our social media as a supporter at least twice per year
  • Invites to an annual BYT 100 Club reception

To join the BYT 100 Club, contact Karen Metcalf, on 01282 427767 or email karen.metcalfe@burnleyyouththeatre.org

Corporate Support

By providing a donation, your company can help us to continue the work we do. There are three levels of corporate membership:

 

Level 1 Corporate Membership

Annual Donation Amount £300 to £999

As a level 1 member you will receive the following benefits:

  • Personal letter of thanks from one of our young people
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Recognition as a supporter on our website

Examples of what you could be supporting include:

£300 provides 10 bursary places for local children and young people per year

£500 would support a BYT production to help us pay for props, set and costumes

Level 2 Corporate Membership

Annual Donation Amount £1000 to £4999

As a level 2 member you will receive the following benefits:

  • Personal letter of thanks from one of our young people
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Recognition as a supporter on our website
  • Recognition as a supporter in all our printed materials and programmes

Examples of what you could be supporting include:

£1000 could fund 4 work placements for local young people who are facing disadvantage

£3000 could fund our annual winter production, engaging over 1500 local school children in a cultural experience

Level 3 Corporate Membership

Annual Donation Amount £5000+

  • As a level 3 member you will receive the following benefits:
  • Personal letter of thanks from one of our young people
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Recognition as a supporter on our website
  • Recognition as a supporter in all our printed materials and programmes
  • Your company name/logo on a plaque in our foyer
  • 20 free tickets per year to BYT shows for your staff and their families

An example of what you could be supporting include:

£5000 could fund an arts engagement project in a local community setting, engaging some of the most deprived families in the area

Hire Our Space

Burnley Youth Theatre has a state of the art purpose built theatre space with tiered space for up to 158 people. This same space is versatile and the seating can be removed for large functions. We also have three meeting/breakout rooms available in various sizes. We offer a full service including Wi-Fi, digital projectors in all rooms and we can arrange catering.

We are situated on the site of an old quarry surrounded by woods and have our own parking spaces for up to 40 visitors. The building is the ideal place for your corporate event, training, away day or meeting. Please get in touch for detailed specifications or to arrange a visit to Burnley Youth Theatre.

Fundraise for Us

Businesses – Employees from your company could organise fundraising events to raise money to support Burnley Youth Theatre. This is a great way to help raise community spirit among your staff while supporting a local charity. BYT can provide advice and guidance around organising and running sponsored fundraising events.

Individual – are you taking part in a sponsored event why not register for the money you raise to be donated to Burnley Youth Theatre and contribute to increasing opportunities for young people in Burnley.   Keep an eye on our website and Social Media channels as Burnley Youth Theatre regularly runs sponsored events and we would love for you to come along and help support our fundraising activity.