Accalia Arts Theatre Royal Haymarket

£10,865 of £3.0M goal

Raised by 504 people in 27 days
A group of female creatives want to buy Theatre Royal Haymarket to encourage and support female led work. 

We are a female led arts initiative campaigning for a female led arts space. In response to unequal representation and the lack of safe spaces for women to explore what is going on around them. Capturing the recent surge of female energy, global unrest and in the wake of #timesup,  #metoo,  #blacklivesmatter - and a whole host of intersectional activism world wide. We have come together as a collective with a desire for change, to support and instigate shifts in the terrain and to do so through the powerful platform of the arts.

We intend to create a corner that contributes to global women’s movements, with a focus on the inclusive nature of the arts. The arts engage us to explore, along with holding valuable transformational capacities whilst despite being the fastest growing industry to GDP we find funding is consistantly cut. There are so many reasons why we want to make a success of this but our primary reason is uniting, as women to instigate and inspire creative modes of change in our social standing, treatment and power.

Imelda Staunton, CBE, stage and screen actress said of the campaign 'Lets have it, lets have a change, I don’t want to exclude people but I also think the time is ripe at the moment to maybe push that idea forward and see how it works. I think it’s worth giving it a go and seeing what happens.' 'There’s a lot of men only stuff lets maybe have a bit of women only I think why not give it a go!’

As the organisation develops we plan to nurture dialogue and conversation with men to facilitate shifts in the equilibrium. As things have progressed we are already having amazing conversations with men around us, who support this and wish to be a part of the creative unpicking of roles, relationships and social conditioning.

If unsuccessful we intend to fund female-led arts initiatives in collaboration with other venues and festivals.
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We have a new name!

To continue on our campaign we needed to create a company that could achieve the incredible things we set out to do.

We introduce to you - Accalia Arts.

Currently being managed by a steering committee of -

Natalie Durkin
Sinèad Emery
Lou-Lou Mason
Julia Mucko
Charlotte Chinn
Michelle Roche

To support or find us on social media you can find us @accaliaarts #accaliaslays #slaymarket

More exciting news soon!
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Thank you all so much for your support so far!

Would love you to join in our social media campaign - see below link for more information!


Also make sure to tune in to TalkRadio at 8pm for Badass Women’s Hour to hear us talk about the campaign!


More exciting news to come next week!

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Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for your support so far we are really blown away!

The campaign has slowed slightly so with renewed efforts would love you to participate in our social media challenge. The link below explains what you’ll need to do to take part.


Remember keep tweeting #bossybuyout and sharing our page.

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Thanks to those everyone whose donated so far! Incredible to have gained this momentum in such a short time! Please keep sharing and donate again if it’s payday!

Thank you so much we will very shortly have more solid structures in place to press on either our campaign!
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