The Big Red Seat Appeal
The Big Red Seat Appeal
Remember that amazing gig? When you laughed until your sides hurt, when you were moved to tears by that incredible violin solo, or when you screamed yourself hoarse at the hottest pop band ever?
Since Sir Elton John opened the Royal Concert Hall in superstar style on 27 November 1982, millions of people have come through our doors to experience the most incredible live performances, from every genre of music, dance and comedy.
After 30 fabulous years, we've found that certain areas of the Royal Concert Hall would benefit from a little love and attention. We have a whole programme of restoration and refurbishment planned, from our Box Office to backstage, but our first project is designed to benefit you - our loyal and much-valued audience.
The Big Red Seat Appeal aims to raise enough funds to replace all 2,500 seats in the Royal Concert Hall auditorium. The cost to replace each seat is £300 giving us a fundraising target of £750,000. Nottingham City Council has pledged to match-fund all donations so every £1 you give becomes £2!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We need to ask for your generous support to help us reach our target. As much or as little as you give, every donation will be essential to us in reaching our goal, and every single penny of your donation will go direct to The Big Red Seat Appeal fund. There are many ways to help and you can donate in the following ways:
1. Buy a seat - it costs £300 to replace each seat and we'll celebrate your donation for the next 30 years with a commemorative plaque.*
2. Top up your ticket purchase by phone or on-line
3. Deposit loose change into our collection buckets at a performance
4. Donate online Click here
5. Call us on 0115 989 5555
6. Donate by post by filling in the donation form
7. Visit our Box Office
8. Organise a Sponsored event
If you'd like to Buy a Seat or make a larger donation please contact us directly on 0115 989 5536.
GET INVOLVED AND WIN!
You can help us spread the word about The Big Red Seat Appeal by sitting in our very own Big Red Seat next time you visit the Royal Concert Hall. It's located in the foyer and you can't miss it...it's huge and bright red!
We'd like you to pop yourself on the Big Red Seat, strike a pose and get someone to take your picture on their phone or camera. Send us your picture and we'll pick the most entertaining ones to feature each week on our Weekly TRCH Newsletter and on our website. At the end of each month, we'll enter all of the pictures we receive into a draw and the winner will receive two free tickets for a forthcoming show in the Royal Concert Hall.
E-mail your pictures to email@example.com or tweet us at @RoyalNottingham. Don't forget to hashtag your tweet with #bigredseat
SEE WHOSE BEEN KEEPING OUR SEAT WARM IN OUR BIG RED SNAPS
A big thank you to Nottingham's Perfect Furniture, a local, family owned, specialist upholstery manufacturer, for donating our Big Red Seat which has been created especially for the Appeal.
The experienced and highly skilled team at Perfect Furniture hand-make all their sofas and chairs locally, in their Long Eaton factory. With a large range of styles, thousands of fabrics to choose from and the opportunity to have your furniture made to bespoke sizes, they truly offer a unique personal service. Their high quality sofas normally retail upwards of £1,500, but by cutting out the middle-man and buying directly from their Long Eaton factory showroom, or their retail store on Upper Parliament Street, you can save up to 50%.
Thank you to Harlequin too for kindly donating their Arkona Velvet fabric for the Big Red Seat.
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