Backstage Trust

Who they support

Primary focus are projects in live performing arts, mainly theatre. Main areas of support are: consultant advice to help with the professional development of small scale arts organisations, assisting live arts projects involving disadvantaged children and young people, feasibility studies for capital projects and consultant advice on fundraising/case for support/recruiting development staff.

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £3 million
  • The average age of charities supported has been 26 years.

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Charity registered in England & Wales, No: 1145887
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Analysis of Grants Made
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In this period 103 donations have been made totalling £3,561,399 to 95 organisations

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Growth in Spending
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Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers ?
By ValueBy Number
Garfield Weston Foundation 61% 53%
The Foyle Foundation 52% 37%
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 45% 26%
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation 45% 20%
The National Lottery Heritage Fund 30% 22%
Wolfson Foundation 29% 16%
The National Lottery Community Fund 27% 36%
Paul Hamlyn Foundation 25% 16%
John Lyon's Charity 21% 9%
City Bridge Trust 20% 16%
Sole supporter: 17% by number, 7% by value.
Individual Grants Made
When Amount Annual
Spending
Grantee To be used for
23/03/2023 £10,000 £6,664,672 HOME (UNITED KINGDOM) Contribution towards new finance system
23/03/2023 £25,000 £478,242 TAMASHA Contribution towards salary of Marketing & Development Officer
21/03/2023 £10,000 LASTHEATRE Production support for plays for primary schools and families
14/03/2023 £50,000 £2,807,063 WATERMILL THEATRE Core funding
10/03/2023 £20,000 £468,351 20 STORIES HIGH National touring show for young disabled audiences
10/03/2023 £12,500 £26,915 SERIOUS TRUST Development and build of a new Customer Relationship Management database
08/03/2023 £13,975 £462,125 ALEXANDER WHITLEY DANCE COMPANY Development of new Digital Dance Studio
08/03/2023 £5,000 £129,325 INK New writing festival in East Anglia
03/03/2023 £20,000 £4,622,939 DERBY THEATRE Youth Theatre Programme
01/03/2023 £58,515 £3,301,391 ROSE THEATRE Purchase and installation of new stalls seating
01/03/2023 £2,325 WHITCHURCH CONSERVATION GROUP Provision of two theatre companies to perform at Children's Festival
23/02/2023 £10,000 £1,271,121 PUNCHDRUNK ENRICHMENT Fit-out of new premises in Brent
22/02/2023 £50,000 £9,799,018 CAPITAL THEATRES Contribution to capital redevelopment
22/02/2023 £10,000 £546,042 OPERA RARA Contribution to salary for a Development and Events Coordinator
20/02/2023 £15,000 £19,827,349 BEDALES SCHOOLS CHARITY Restoration of Steinway piano
09/02/2023 £30,000 £248,945 SCENE&HEARD Primary school playwriting programme in Somers Town
02/02/2023 £101,000 £254,791 PAPATANGO THEATRE COMPANY Core funding
01/02/2023 £5,000 £2,281,284 POLKA THEATRE Contribution to their 'Curtain Up' programme providing free theatre tickets for children
26/01/2023 £2,000 SHAKE FESTIVAL Contribution to production of The Tempest
24/01/2023 £10,000 £1,595,594 MANCHESTER CAMERATA Cost of strategic fundraising consultation
23/01/2023 £50,000 £1,091,830 ARTS AT THE OLD FIRE STATION Core funding
20/01/2023 £7,000 £107,920 MAKE A MOVE Contribution to their Make a Move Schools' Programme
20/01/2023 £15,000 £332,453 RIFCO THEATRE COMPANY Contribution towards the cost of an external Fundraising Consultant
19/01/2023 £10,000 £37,254 INTO OPERA Contribution to the cost of an external Fundraising Consultant
18/01/2023 £10,000 £203,306 ROSEHILL YOUTH COMPANY Core costs of Youth Theatre in Whitehaven, Cumbria
16/01/2023 £10,000 £1,271,121 PUNCHDRUNK ENRICHMENT Matched giving funding for work with primary schools
12/01/2023 £170,000 £5,784,307 DONMAR WAREHOUSE Core funding
11/01/2023 £70,000 £1,452,600 FUEL PRODUCTIONS Support for role of Production Manager and Fundraising Manager
06/01/2023 £35,000 £173,214 OPERAUPCLOSE Production of The Flying Dutchman
14/12/2022 £5,000 £225,391 INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FOUNDATION Young Artist Support Programme
14/12/2022 £20,000 £79,332 ONE TENTH HUMAN Children's production of The Lightbulb Princess
09/12/2022 £5,000 £814,924 COMAR Youth Theatre and Community Engagement Programme on the Isle of Mull
09/12/2022 £10,000 £185,949 THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET MASTERCLASS TRUST Masterclass programme for young theatre makers
06/12/2022 £10,000 LAZARUS THEATRE COMPANY Production of Hamlet with Southwark Playhouse
05/12/2022 £10,000 £2,378,892 ARTSDEPOT External Prospect Researcher role in North Finchley venue
01/12/2022 £24,600 FIGHTING WORDS NI Project Management Team for Young Playwrights Programme
30/11/2022 £4,000 £1,012,039 NOTTINGHAM MUSIC HUB The Great Orchestra Experiment for Primary School children
16/11/2022 £10,000 £82,511 ARTS TAUNTON Tyca Performing Arts Festival in Taunton
14/11/2022 £20,000 £144,670 PEUT-ETRE THEATRE Core costs of running their touring early-years theatre company
03/11/2022 £2,000 £10,127 CUMBRIA OPERA GROUP Touring opera festival with associated workshops for young people
31/10/2022 £14,589 £7,620,441 WIGMORE HALL TRUST Come and Create music programme for young people with autism
28/10/2022 £33,500 VENTNOR EXCHANGE Fundraiser for Ventnor Exchange on Isle of Wight
25/10/2022 £22,000 £280,064 STELLAR QUINES THEATRE COMPANY Fundraising support
18/10/2022 £14,490 £1,023,241 IMAGINATE Launchpad Programme for freelance artists in Scotland
13/10/2022 £10,000 £58,064 THE HABBIT FACTORY Young People's hub in Barking and Dagenham
12/10/2022 £25,000 £1,197,143 AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS Furthering Talent programme
11/10/2022 £25,000 £3,301,391 ROSE THEATRE Additional funds for front of house redevelopment
06/10/2022 £10,000 £1,161,229 BLACKHEATH HALLS Contribution to installation of stage lift
05/10/2022 £120,000 £5,784,307 DONMAR WAREHOUSE Funds to cover understudies for three productions
05/10/2022 £30,000 £483,721 THEATRE503 Fundraising support ahead of Nine Elms capital campaign
04/10/2022 £15,480 £2,449,500 CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY Feasibility study ahead of capital redevelopment to create new Learning Centre
29/09/2022 £39,150 £5,658,000 ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE Role of Schools Coordinator
28/09/2022 £24,939 £475,151 THEATRE CENTRE Sheffield creative hub for young people
27/09/2022 £11,744 £1,830,406 THEATRE BY THE LAKE Funding of their Youth Theatre
26/09/2022 £5,000 £69,685 EMBRACING ARTS Christmas touring show for children in hospitals, hospices and SEND schools
26/09/2022 £50,000 £19,744 UNTOLD Courses to engage young men at HMP YOI Isis in creative industry skills
23/09/2022 £125,000 £5,658,000 ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE Emergency staff costs during Covid
13/09/2022 £8,280 THE BRIT SCHOOL Training for students in Accessible Theatre
13/09/2022 £3,490 WORCESTER THEATRES CHARITABLE TRUST LTD Swan Theatre foyer redevelopment to allow for additional rehearsal/workshop space
06/09/2022 £386,621 £3,949,625 THEATRE DEVELOPMENT TRUST Creative Workforce Pilot Programme
01/09/2022 £15,000 £2,733,830 RICH MIX New Creatives Training Programme in East London
31/08/2022 £5,000 £4,573,481 NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Open House project to reduce barriers to accessing the performing arts
23/08/2022 £100,000 £1,645,372 CARDBOARD CITIZENS Emergency core costs
23/08/2022 £36,795 £8,137,970 LEEDS PLAYHOUSE Hoardings to hide scaffolding during roof works
22/08/2022 £40,000 £1,315,659 ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE Support of their fundraising team
19/08/2022 £150,000 £3,601,637 KILN THEATRE Emergency core funding
18/08/2022 £45,000 ISLEDON ARTS CIC Professional fees ahead of capital redevelopment
18/08/2022 £15,000 £219,441 STUFF AND NONSENSE Touring programme of shows for children and families
03/08/2022 £35,000 £3,303,779 HACKNEY EMPIRE Fire alarm and public address system replacement
28/07/2022 £30,000 £11,776,762 BRIGHTON DOME AND FESTIVAL Capital redevelopment
28/07/2022 £3,000 £248,945 SCENE&HEARD Playwriting and performance programme for young people in Somers Town
28/07/2022 £10,000 £1,458,110 THE PLEASANCE THEATRE TRUST Work experience programme for Edinburgh state school leavers 2023
21/07/2022 £14,507 £121,170 ANGEL SHED THEATRE COMPANY Workshops and performance programme for young people in Islington
21/07/2022 £10,000 £1,307,053 TRINITY COMMUNITY ARTS Core funding for their programme of creative engagement in Bristol
20/07/2022 £2,500 THE OPUS POCUS LIVE Lighting Designer for 1001 Arabian Nights show for schools
19/07/2022 £9,440 £112,849 HACKNEY SHED Education and Access Programme for young people in East London
18/07/2022 £35,000 MULBERRY SCHOOLS TRUST Technician for their new Technical and Production Arts Programme
14/07/2022 £10,000 £12,074,422 SCOTTISH OPERA Community Chorus for production of Candide
13/07/2022 £30,000 £20,328 53TWO Installation of Changing Places toilet
28/06/2022 £75,000 £3,863,251 OXFORD PLAYHOUSE Organisational restructure at executive level
20/06/2022 £252,977 £43,311,000 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Mischief Festival at The Other Place autumn 2022
13/06/2022 £20,000 £594,358 MUSIC FOR YOUTH National Music Festival for young performers
02/06/2022 £4,000 THE OXFORD GARGOYLES Costs of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
02/06/2022 £10,000 £1,581,923 WISE CHILDREN School of Wise Children professional development programme
01/06/2022 £10,000 £718,115 GABRIELI Choral summer residential course for young people
27/05/2022 £15,000 £108,455 PERFORMING ROOM External consultancy to support fundraising ahead of a capital redevelopment
27/05/2022 £15,000 £758,063 THE MET Feasibility study ahead of capital improvements
19/05/2022 £5,000 £173,214 OPERAUPCLOSE External consultancy to support organisational restructure
18/05/2022 £5,000 £364,448 YOUNG URBAN ARTS FOUNDATION Outreach Media Bus
16/05/2022 £5,000 £225,152 LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC Support of two young professional ensembles at this year's festival
05/05/2022 £25,000 £902,554 VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM Capital redevelopment of museum
03/05/2022 £20,000 £1,012,711 COMPLICITE Production support for Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
29/04/2022 £95,841 £1,730,585 CITIZENS THEATRE Purchase and installation of powered flying hoists in main house
28/04/2022 £25,000 £2,346,895 LIVE THEATRE Support of their Children and Young People's Programme
27/04/2022 £20,000 £1,452,600 FUEL PRODUCTIONS Contribution to salaries for Producer and Production Manager
27/04/2022 £40,000 £327,700 YOUNG CONEY The Coney Five programme in Tower Hamlets primary schools
26/04/2022 £50,000 THE WALK PRODUCTIONS LTD Continuation of projects with Little Amal both in the UK and overseas
26/04/2022 £67,000 £10,645,238 THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH Two eighteen-month technical residencies
21/04/2022 £75,000 £2,560,043 UNICORN THEATRE Box Office shortfall caused by Covid's disruption of Christmas show
21/04/2022 £150,000 £2,560,043 UNICORN THEATRE One year's support of the onstage and online artistic programme
14/04/2022 £23,741 £1,769,157 PARK THEATRE Bringing telephone box-office back in-house
13/04/2022 £10,000 UNIQUE TALENT CIC Creation and production of film 100 Mistakes
06/04/2022 £14,400 £8,450,972 CURVE Fundraising support from external consultant
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Cumulative Grants
Amount Grantee
£386,621 THEATRE DEVELOPMENT TRUST
£290,000 DONMAR WAREHOUSE
£252,977 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
£225,000 UNICORN THEATRE
£164,150 ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE
£150,000 KILN THEATRE
£101,000 PAPATANGO THEATRE COMPANY
£100,000 CARDBOARD CITIZENS
£95,841 CITIZENS THEATRE
£90,000 FUEL PRODUCTIONS
£83,515 ROSE THEATRE
£75,000 OXFORD PLAYHOUSE
£67,000 THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
£50,000 WATERMILL THEATRE
£50,000 UNTOLD
£50,000 THE WALK PRODUCTIONS LTD
£50,000 CAPITAL THEATRES
£50,000 ARTS AT THE OLD FIRE STATION
£45,000 ISLEDON ARTS CIC
£40,000 YOUNG CONEY
£40,000 OPERAUPCLOSE
£40,000 ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE
£36,795 LEEDS PLAYHOUSE
£35,000 MULBERRY SCHOOLS TRUST
£35,000 HACKNEY EMPIRE
£33,500 VENTNOR EXCHANGE
£33,000 SCENE&HEARD
£30,000 THEATRE503
£30,000 BRIGHTON DOME AND FESTIVAL
£30,000 53TWO
£25,000 VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
£25,000 TAMASHA
£25,000 LIVE THEATRE
£25,000 AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
£24,939 THEATRE CENTRE
£24,600 FIGHTING WORDS NI
£23,741 PARK THEATRE
£22,000 STELLAR QUINES THEATRE COMPANY
£20,000 PUNCHDRUNK ENRICHMENT
£20,000 PEUT-ETRE THEATRE
£20,000 ONE TENTH HUMAN
£20,000 MUSIC FOR YOUTH
£20,000 DERBY THEATRE
£20,000 COMPLICITE
£20,000 20 STORIES HIGH
£15,480 CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY
£15,000 THE MET
£15,000 STUFF AND NONSENSE
£15,000 RIFCO THEATRE COMPANY
£15,000 RICH MIX
£15,000 PERFORMING ROOM
£15,000 BEDALES SCHOOLS CHARITY
£14,589 WIGMORE HALL TRUST
£14,507 ANGEL SHED THEATRE COMPANY
£14,490 IMAGINATE
£14,400 CURVE
£13,975 ALEXANDER WHITLEY DANCE COMPANY
£12,500 SERIOUS TRUST
£11,744 THEATRE BY THE LAKE
£10,000 ARTSDEPOT
£10,000 WISE CHILDREN
£10,000 UNIQUE TALENT CIC
£10,000 TRINITY COMMUNITY ARTS
£10,000 THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET MASTERCLASS TRUST
£10,000 THE PLEASANCE THEATRE TRUST
£10,000 THE HABBIT FACTORY
£10,000 SCOTTISH OPERA
£10,000 ROSEHILL YOUTH COMPANY
£10,000 OPERA RARA
£10,000 MANCHESTER CAMERATA
£10,000 LAZARUS THEATRE COMPANY
£10,000 LASTHEATRE
£10,000 INTO OPERA
£10,000 HOME (UNITED KINGDOM)
£10,000 GABRIELI
£10,000 BLACKHEATH HALLS
£10,000 ARTS TAUNTON
£9,440 HACKNEY SHED
£8,280 THE BRIT SCHOOL
£7,000 MAKE A MOVE
£5,000 YOUNG URBAN ARTS FOUNDATION
£5,000 POLKA THEATRE
£5,000 NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
£5,000 LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC
£5,000 INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FOUNDATION
£5,000 INK
£5,000 EMBRACING ARTS
£5,000 COMAR
£4,000 THE OXFORD GARGOYLES
£4,000 NOTTINGHAM MUSIC HUB
£3,490 WORCESTER THEATRES CHARITABLE TRUST LTD
£2,500 THE OPUS POCUS LIVE
£2,325 WHITCHURCH CONSERVATION GROUP
£2,000 SHAKE FESTIVAL
£2,000 CUMBRIA OPERA GROUP
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