Community support

Funding level: Up to £1,000


We are a non profit making local Society ( established in 1984) providing low cost entertainment for the community. We put on a show in January each year with 7 performances. We have over 60 Members from 11 to over 80. We rehearse from September to January and also meet throughout the year for various social events.
Our ticket sales cover our show expenses but we have to do fundraising for any extra purchases. Our income is in the region of £12,000 pa but our expenses are much the same figure annually. We hire some technical equipment but this year would like to buy our own lighting desk (approx £2,500 including flight case for protection) so that our technical volunteers can become familiar with it before the week of the show. We had a bad experience last year when the hired desk failed on the first show day and we were provided with another at very short notice which had to be learnt and programmed with only hours till we opened. Hopefully if we can buy our own this problem wouldn't happen again. We have raised about £1500 so a donation of £1000 would be much appreciated.

Verwood Pantomime society

So many people of different ages coming together as a hard working team to provide entertainment to local people, many of whom have never seen other live theatre. Some of our Members have gone on to become professional entertainers too after gaining their confidence and experience with our group.

Location: Verwood