Fundraising: New Theatre Seating
We are fundraising for new seating to be installed in our main theatre in early 2020. A new fully-motorized retractable seating bank will increase our theatre’s capacity while creating a more attractive space with improved accessibility and a better view for everyone. This is a once-in-a-generation project for which we are seeking a number of donors to contribute.
Would you like to speak to someone about the project? Please call Gasworks on 8606 4200 and ask for Nicola Franklin.
Our CEO Tamara met with the City of Port Phillip and the Andreatta Group who will be installing our seats. The site meeting established the importance of maintaining safe park access during the project and to finalise the timeline. Surveyors were onsite to measure the theatre floor in anticipation of the strengthening required prior to installation. A demonstration of the LED strip lighting bordering each level of stairs was yet another example of the benefits the new seating will bring, to patrons and staff alike.
We are thrilled to have EXCEEDED our target for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 program. A huge thank you to the Gasworks community for your generous contributions towards this Fundraising Campaign. With the boost provided by the matched funding we are now at 35% of our goal.
Our Director and CEO Tamara and our Operations Manager Paul have been visiting theatres across Melbourne, researching the different seating bank options, while our staff have been busily testing out sample seats for comfort.
Our preferred supplier has been recommended to The City of Port Phillip Council and we are waiting for the tender process to begin.
We are ecstatic to receive the wonderful news that this fundraising campaign will be supported by Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus 1 dollar-for-dollar matched fundraising program. Plus 1 is designed to boost the fundraising efforts of small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations.
The first $50,000 of donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Plus 1, so you can be assured your donation will have a significant impact to Gasworks for many years to come.