Over £600,000 raised for arts charity Acting for Others during pandemic

Posted on 16 June 2020

Acting for Others has announced that over £600,000 has been raised by various individuals and organisations to help support their cause. The charity has been a crucial source of support for many creatives and performance arts venues during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

More than £600,000 raised for Acting for Others non-profit organisation

More than one-hundred individuals, initiatives, and organisations have contributed towards the current tally of funds raised for Acting for Others, including The Show Must Go On merchandise, streamed productions of Les Miserables and Fleabag, All The Web's A Stage, the Noel Coward Foundation and more

Next week, Acting for Others will be distributing just under half of the total amount of funds raised so far to theatre workers in need. Another even greater sum will follow. Earlier this year, the organisation also donated £275,000 to people in need before the pandemic hit Europe.

Acting for Others is an umbrella organisation made up of 14 member charities providing both financial and emotional assistance to those working in the entertainment sector who have found themselves in a difficult situation, be it financial hardship or emotional distress. 

Stephen Waley Cohen: "We are grateful for everyone able to support the charity" 

Stephen Waley Cohen, co-chair of Acting For Others, said today: "This is a wonderful amount to be able to pass to our member charities, and through them to those of our fellow theatre workers in need. We have been overwhelmed by the ingenuity of our fundraisers and the generosity of their donations during this unprecedented time of need; the way the community has come together to support each other has been outstanding.

"It continues to be a very uncertain time for the industry, and the money raised from the Covid-19 funds will support theatre workers emotionally and financially as we navigate this phase of lockdown. We can't wait for the moment that we can all safely return to the studios and theatres across the UK for live theatre, but for now we are very grateful for everyone who is able to support the charity through any means."

A full list of individuals, organisations, and initiatives that have contributed to Acting for Others

  • 12 Days of Lockdown 
  • After The Tempest
  • Aimee Atkinson
  • Alex Parker
  • All In This Together – Louis Rayneau
  • All That Productions
  • Amanda Noar
  • Arts Ed Theatre
  • Belle Weckmann
  • Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland - Where It All Starts and Lifeline
  • Beverley Knight
  • Brewing Actors
  • Brightside of Life – Adam Price
  • Broadway Bricks
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher
  • Chris Wilkins & Ben Adams – Eugenius
  • Claire-Marie Hall & Charlotte Harwood
  • Come From Away Standbys Quiz
  • Coming Together – Stage Door Joe
  • Conversations With Mark Curry
  • D J de Mooi Hashtag Quiz
  • Dad's Army Radio Show – The Home Front Edition
  • Daniel Crow
  • Daniel Hope
  • Danielle Tarento - A Song For Our Time
  • Dramatic Inking
  • Emily Millard
  • Emma Raynaud
  • Fiona Keddie-Ord – Ironman Challenge
  • Five 4 Five
  • Georgi Mottram
  • Ghost Light – Save The Arts
  • Gigging With Grads
  • Gleek of the Week: The Ultimate Showdown
  • Hamilton Quiz
  • Hannah Fearon's Half Marathon
  • Henry Desmond Orchestra - VE Day Concert
  • Hiba Elchikhe
  • Ian McKellen
  • Ian Miller - Yorktown Tote Bags
  • Inspirations Theatre Company - Eurovison Song Contest - Joshua Mason
  • Jack Conway's Head Shave
  • Jamie Noar - Alone Together
  • Jamie Wilson Productions - Wind In The Willows Screening
  • Jen Kenney's 40th Birthday
  • Jodie Prenger – VocalHome
  • Joe McElderry
  • Jon Kindon - Do You Hear The People Sing
  • Joseph and the Amazing All Star "Highlights" Concert
  • Kerry Ellis
  • La Duca Shoes
  • Layton Williams - Pros from the Shows: Stay and Slay
  • Leave on a Light – Christian Powlesland – Rose Bruford
  • Les Misérables -The Staged Concert Charity Download
  •  Liz Robertson, Lockdown Live – West End Workout - Mikey Colbourne
  • Lockdown Sondheim Quiz Night - Jordan Li Smith
  • Louise Muir - Masks For Good
  • Marisha Wallace - Sunday Masterclasses
  • Maryann Wright and Estee Stimler - Until The Curtains Rise
  • Michael Bladen-Blake
  • Monday Moon Store
  • Moving Pictures Theatre
  • Musical Marathon – Sam Young
  • Nathan Amzi, Noir - Vertigo Theatre - Craig Hepworth
  • Noël Coward Foundation
  • Olivia Moore
  • Our Big Theatrical Bike Ride
  • Patience: The Audio Drama
  • Paul Burton Productions
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Francesca Moody - Fleabag for Charity
  • Quick Fantastic - Kings of Broadway
  • Remember Us Love The West End – Lee Campion
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein Virtual Concert
  • Ross Noble Live
  • SING - Alistair Lindsay - The Talentz
  • Sabrina Aloueche & Alex Bourne & Brian May - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Share Your Shakespeare - Marvellously Modern Film & Theatre Company
  • Shaun Nolan
  • Shook Productions
  • Show Themed Hearts
  • Showtoons from Home
  • Simon Greiff – From Here to Eternity
  • Spotlight
  • Tales from the Edge
  • Talking Icons
  • The Acting for Others Ambassadors
  • The Corona Sessions – C J Johnson
  • The Craft Brewing Company
  • The Industry Craft
  • The Interval Act
  • The London Throwdown – Crossfit Competition
  • The Lovie Diaries
  • The Sondheim Society
  • The Stagey Couple
  • The Understudy – Henry Filloux-Bennett – Lawrence Batley Theatre
  • The Virtual Vaudeville – Theatre Libre
  • Theatre Café - Leave A Light On
  • Theatre Support Fund – The Show Must Go On Merchandise - Chris Marcus and Damien Stanton
  • Theatre Together - All The Web's A Stage
  • Todd's Big Fat Musical Theatre Quiz of Lockdown
  • Tom Brannan
  • West End Best Friend – Unity
  • West End Illustrations
  • West End Scrunchies
  • West End Sings
  • West End Understudies
  • West End in Darkness
  • What Matters Now - Lyndon Samuel
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