With the launch and tour of Kiss Marry Kill, 2024 will be the most ambitious year in Dante or Die’s history. And we have so many more projects on the boil for the coming years too. We need your support to stay innovative and keep taking risks.
Dante or Die is an independent theatre company and registered charity. We have to raise or earn every single pound - we don’t get a dime of regular funding from the Arts Council. If you love contemporary theatre that challenges, provokes, immerses and entertains, becoming a Friend of Dante or Die is your chance to make a difference.
The support of theatre-loving individuals ensures we can keep paying our wonderful artists, facilitators and team to create and present DoD’s distinctive productions and projects. Donations and grants help us to continue making a difference to communities - providing unique, creative opportunities for ex-gamblers, prisoners, people in care homes and other marginalised groups across the UK.
With your backing, 2024 will be more ambitious than ever for us all. With your support, our impact can be even greater. You can become a Dante or Die Friend or make a one-off donation really easily. Thank you.
We are hugely grateful to the trusts and foundations that support Dante or Die's work.
We're currently supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the John Ellerman Foundation through multi-year grants, which are an absolutely lifeline to the organisation. A huge thank you to both Foundations for this investment.
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We’re incredibly grateful to anyone who can support our work whether that’s £1 for our tea-kitty or £100 that might go towards paying an artist to run a workshop. You can donate any amount via our GiveAsYouLive account (see button above). Any of our supporters will always have a thank-you in our programmes – a small way to acknowledge your incredibly valuable support.
- £5 could go towards fairy lights for the new show
- £25 could go towards ink for our printer
- £100 could to towards a photographer to take photos of the latest production
- £200 could go towards an artist's fee to plan & facilitate a day of workshops
- £500 could go towards paying a performer for a week of rehearsals
- £1,000 could be match funding for our next Arts Council application
We’re so grateful for the in-kind support from organisations such as Freedom Leisure, Places & People, Everyone Active, Urban Locker, Ready Steady Store, Hilton Hotels & Malmaison Hotels.
A special thank you to Lok'nStore for their generous support.
If you have a business that might want to support the company with in-kind space, hosting performances or workshops or providing discounts on storage or accommodation for actors please do get in touch.
We're so grateful to our first Friends who joined our new scheme, when we launched it in October 2019. Thank you for all your ongoing support for the company!
Dante or Die Friends:
- Gemma Cook
- Angela Mary Davies
- Lis Elliott
- Richard Gladstone
- Gareth James
- James O'Brien
- Neil Sanders
- Tom Smith
- Catherine Wilson
- Helen Hughes
Dante or Die projects have been supported by Arts Council England and a variety of trusts and foundations such as Cockayne Foundation, Big Lottery, Wellcome Trust, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, International Music and Arts Foundation, City Bridge Trust and The Space.