The Theatrical Guild

The Theatrical Guild is a charity uniquely supporting those NOT in front of the curtain. We have recently helped crew members, electricians, stage door assistants, box office supervisors, ushers and many more all throughout the UK in times of need. We assist in a variety of ways including: offering financial support, grants for education / re-training within the industry and access to counselling.

020 7240 6062

Secretary : Amanda Parker

Theatre Chaplaincy UK

Undertakes pastoral and practical support to people of all faiths and none who are engaged in the performing arts.

07501 829491


SafetyCurtain assists performers in peril outside of the UK in more than 20 countries around the world.

Many of the creative practitioners we assist with our small grants live in countries that are scarred by extreme poverty, hardship and/or devastating ongoing conflict.

The Royal Theatrical Fund

We come to the rescue of all who have worked professionally in performing arts and have fallen on hard times due to sickness, accident or old age. All appeals for help will be considered and are confidential. Please note we are not able to help with training/student fees or retraining grants.

0207 836 3322

The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund

To assist employees or ex-employees or their dependents of any of the Royal Opera House companies, or of any other charity or organisation involve in opera, ballet or music, who are in necessitous circumstances.

020 7212 9128

Secretary: Matthew Dewhirst

The Ralph & Meriel Richardson Foundation

The Foundation was established by Lady Meriel (Mu) Richardson after the untimely death of the Richardsons’ only son, Charles, to relieve the need, hardship or distress of British actors and actresses (& their spouses and children) who, after a long and established contribution to the Theatrical Arts (on stage, film, television or radio), find themselves in less fortunate circumstances.

07733 688 120

The Evelyn Norris Trust

The Evelyn Norris Trust was established when Evelyn Norris bequeathed two properties to be used as convalescent homes for members of the Concert and Theatrical profession. The homes proved impracticable and from their sale the money has been invested for the Trust to provide funds to professionals who are either convalescing from an illness or setback or who need assistance for a restorative break.

0207 831 1926

Secretary: Kaethe Cherney

The Equity Charitable Trust

Helps all Equity members and professional performers and their dependants. Grants for retraining, welfare grants, benefits and debt advice. Equity Charitable Trust was established in 1989. It was set up by Equity, the trade union for actors and performers, but is an entirely independent organisation. Our purpose is to help actors and performers who are in financial difficulties, or who need help with the cost of education or retraining.

020 7831 1926

The Drury Lane Theatrical Fund

To give help to subscribers and where possible to performers and stage management who have worked at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

020 8542 5782

Secretary : Miss Miranda Fellows