THE COMMON ROOM is our incredible space at The Arts Centre in
Last year we received funding that allowed us to open the space
to young theatre makers for free! We had over 50 up-and-coming
artists use our space to develop new works and initiatives, we also
ran a free mentorship programme, had an emerging theatre hui,
housed workshops, holidays programmes, rehearsals, small showings,
writers workshops - so many awesome things, with so many awesome
people. The artists and audiences made it clear that this is
something of value in the emerging theatre culture of
The grant that allowed that last year no longer exists. We are
going through the process of becoming a charitable trust to be able
to apply for funding, but while that is happening- we need help to
cover our rent to keep it free for emerging artists! We have some
hirers that pay and around half of our monthly rent is covered- but
unfortunately we need help!
Your donations will go directly towards the rent of THE COMMON
ROOM not personnel costs, please get alongside us in making
Christchurch the theatre city of our dreams.
We believe Christchurch can be a centre for innovative and
exciting theatre work- but this needs spaces like ours so artists
have the time and resource to develop and test their work.
HELP US KEEP OUR SPACE FREE!