Gift a Seat

Gift a Seat™ is a platform, where you can help a child experience the joys of live theatre and put a smile on their face.

We’re giving individuals and companies the unique opportunity to sponsor children from low declile schools, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of New Zealand) and families from Make-A-Wish (New Zealand) to come and attend our shows and participate in our Youth Theatre workshops and classes at no cost. Having an opportunity to experience live theatre is a life enriching experience for some children will never have without Gift a Seat™.

On the edge of their seats, these children are immersed: transported, joyful, fearful, anticipating, calling out, cheering. Precisely as intended, they are playing a part in the performance.

Gift a Seat™  makes the world of children’s theatre accessible to everyone and inspires them through the love of the performing arts.

“I think your charity is wonderful! We are very grateful for the 72 seats. Badjelly the Witch was, what I thought, an outstanding play. My favourite part was …. EVERYTHING”
Jessica, student at Ruapotaka School
“As a low decile school, our community would not have been able to afford this for our students so we are thrilled to be gifted tickets and are extremely grateful to those who sponsored them…Attending the show provided our children with an insight into another world and opened up a door to develop their own creativity and desire to perform”
Gael Vickers Principle,  Ruapotaka School

How you can donate

You can donate as little as $5 to help support Tim Bray Theatre Company at this challenging time or you can set up a monthly donation of your choice.
For further information or to discuss becoming a patron please contact Gail Rotherham on 09 486 2261 or gail@timbray.org.nz

MONTHLY GIVING

 

By joining our Monthly Giving programme, you directly contribute to helping us raise the funds we desperately need to bring our theatre shows to life. The money raised helps us cover production costs, including producing our enormously important accessible theatre shows.

The monthly direct debit is easy to set up and you can self-set a manageable sum, no amount is too small, or too big!  

All contributions of $5 or more are tax deductible. 

Thank you for your support.

“The vision you have carried for so long to not only bring wonderfully creative and imaginative theatre experiences to children in general, but to extend this experience to children who would normally not be able to access a show due to deprivation, severe illness or disability. Gift a Seat™ consistently brings them the magic and joy of theatre. It actually brings tears to my eyes when I think of your compassion for these precious ones.  I cannot emphasise enough the need to have Tim Bray Theatre Company continue this valuable work for the community – a most worthwhile and valuable charity to be a financial partner with. Gift a Seat™ requires such a small monthly commitment to bring a life changing experience to these children.”  Carolyn Flint monthly donor.

How you can donate

You can donate as little as $5 to help support Tim Bray Theatre Company at this challenging time or you can set up a monthly donation of your choice.
For further information or to discuss becoming a patron please contact Gail Rotherham on 09 486 2261 or gail@timbray.org.nz

Did you know that in your end of year individual tax return, you’re eligible for a tax rebate of up to one-third of your total donations? 

So your gift to us could easily magnify and go even further! By donating your tax rebate back to the Tim Bray Theatre Company, your gift can keep on giving by allowing us to sustain the programmes that we offer.

It’s simple to do… Fund a Future helps you claim your rebate and donate it back to us, and to the other charities you support, in a simple, quick and meaningful way.

They are the first Kiwi company registered with the IRD solely dedicated to filing donation tax rebates on your behalf. Not just for the current tax year but previous years too! Two minutes is all it takes to sign up and then you can let Fund a Future take the hassle out of claiming your donation rebates every year. You’ll also be supporting a local business in Aotearoa!