Theatre Royal Wakefield needs to find 120 champions

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As the Theatre Royal Wakefield prepares for its 120th anniversary, it is asking the community to get involved in the celebration.

The Grade II-listed Victorian theatre in the heart of the city will turn 120 on October 2014 and to mark this occasion they are looking for 120 people to become champions of the theatre.

Organisers are holding events throughout the anniversary year, including a gala next spring.

The theatre’s head of fundraising and partnerships, Jon Ingham, said: “We are looking for people who are passionate about the theatre and the work that we do to help spread the word and promote the 120th Anniversary gala.”

The champions will be enlisted to promote the work of the theatre and act as ambassadors.

To become a champion, people need to sign up before all the slots are taken.

Champions of Theatre Royal Wakefield will share a number of unique experiences including behind the scenes tours, meet writers and directors, which will equip them with the knowledge to be help others to help sustain the future of the theatre.

Mr Ingham said: “In the current climate it is so important that we remain relevant and that’s why our audience is so important to us. If you believe in the work that we do then sign up to become a champion today.”

To sign up to become a Champion for the anniversary, go to