are Friends for?
The Friends' organisation
(FESPA) is a body of volunteers which exists to welcome, cherish
and support the people who provide our theatres at Aldeburgh
and Southwold and throughout East Suffolk. We do this by:
the productions by helping to distribute posters and programme
funds which are used to support theatre in East Suffolk and
to financial help for performing arts students.
ways to identify and satisfy the theatrical needs of people
in the locality.
receive newsletters in the autumn (at the end of the Summer
Theatre season), in the spring (giving advance information about
the coming programme and in early summer (with a detailed update
on the Suffolk Summer Theatre season ahead.
enjoy the privilege of being able to reserve seats for performances
in Southwold and Aldeburgh Summer Theatres before booking is opened to the public and to receive a small discount on ticket prices.
They are also welcomed at our social get-togethers and meetings.
Friends are encouraged to become 'Active Friends' and to lend
a hand with our activities, whether it is, stuffing envelopes,
distributing mailers, helping at our annual fete or volunteering
for front-of-house duty in the theatres.
membership is £12.50 per person per year and, if you would
like to add a donation towards our charitable work in addition,
that will be most welcome. Please note that our financial year
begins on 1st April. However, if you join FESPA after January,
we will not ask you to pay again that year!
you would like to play a part in FESPA,
please click here for a membership form which you can print
out and post with your subscription to the address shown. (The
form will open as a PDF in a new window. When you have finished
printing, simply exit the window to return here.)