Theatre on the Run (c) Kev Ryan1623's vision is to use Shakespeare’s work to inspire, surprise and affect people.

You can help us continue to build a secure foundation so we can keep on producing five-star theatre performances, bespoke learning workshops, award-winning participatory activities and inspirational training sessions.

If you join our Friends, you're not just becoming a "donor". We'll keep you up-to-date with what your support is enabling us to do with a regular newsletter, give you a great big "thank you" online, and offer you the opportunity to come see us perform for free. Your generosity would be helping to secure a long-term future for 1623.

You can join our Friends below or get in touch to find out more.


1623 Friends - thank you!

Mandy Jeffrey


How much does joining our Friends cost?

You can join as an individual or with your partner for a discounted rate. We also offer a Young Person's membership at a discounted rate. We class a Young Person as anyone 25 years old or younger.

  • Individual membership is £5 a month
  • Joint membership is £8 a month (£2 off!)
  • Young Person membership is £3 a month (£2 off!)

So in one year of an individual membership, you would be donating just £60 to help 1623 to continue to inspire, surprise and affect people.


What are the benefits of joining our Friends?

For your monthly donation, you benefit from:

  • a credit on our website, on Twitter and on Facebook. A little "thank you!" from 1623. You can, of course, choose to remain anonymous if you wish.
  • a bi-monthly newsletter. Choose whether you receive it by email or by post  (or, of course, not at all).
  • two free tickets to a 1623 performance every year. For the Joint membership, you benefit from four free tickets every year.


EnvironmentAt 1623 we are conscious of our environmental impact and therefore we endeavour to use email wherever possible, rather than paper mail. We would encourage you, if it's possible, to help us with this endeavour by opting to receive your Newsletter and other admininstrative communications electronically. Thank you.


Join today!


Join 1623 Friends

Support 1623 frontPlease download our Support 1623 form [595kb] (a PDF).

Fill the form in and get it back to us. It's as simple as that!

(You'll need a PDF viewer to open the PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader is very popular. Foxit Reader is a great alternative to the big name, though.)

We don't mind how you get the form back to us. Print it out and post it back to us? Fill in on you computer and then email to us? Print it out, scan it and email to us? Whatever is best for you.

Our postal address is:
1623 at QUAD
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby DE1 3AS

To email the form back, please use This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Once we have received your completed form, you will hear back from us to acknowledge receipt - and we'll probably have a great big "thank you" for you too!

Soon after we've received your completed form, we'll add your name(s) to the website, put a message out on Twitter and on a post up on Facebook. If you decided to remain anonymous, we would still like to credit you but will do so referring to "Anonymous" only.

Your Newsletter will go out bi-monthly, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for it either in your postbox or your email inbox.

To claim the offer of free tickets for a performance, please get in touch and we'll arrange that for you.

Support 1623 frontPlease download our Support 1623 form [595kb] (a PDF).


Support 1623

Support 1623Join our Friends for only £5 a month and receive free tickets and a regular newsletter!

Support 1623Become a Supporter from just £10 a month and get free tickets and invitations to exclusive events!