To Friends and Supporters of The Masque Theatre
As most of you know, we have just replaced the entire roof of the theatre, but now we also need to replace the air-conditioning system before the heat of summer; as well as on-going maintenance of the stage mechanics, fire-proofing and all the other things that need to be done to ensure that the theatre – your theatre – is kept in a safe and comfortable condition for everyone who uses it.
The Masque does not have a reserve of funds to cover these costs so we need to ask YOU, our loyal supporters, to help us – as every theatre across the world has to ask its supporters.
At our AGM in May this year we decided to launch two new Masque Supporters Clubs based on the very successful clubs run by St Luke’s Hospice and a number of other charities.
The Masque 200/50 Club will be made up of 200 ‘angels’ who each donate R50 a month, by debit order or R600 per annum by cheque or direct deposit, to The Masque Theatre account. They will be given a membership number.
The Masque 200/100 Cub will be made up of 200 other ‘angels’ who donate R100 a month or R1, 200 per annum. You will also receive a membership numbers.
Every month there will be a draw in which 2 membership numbers from each club will be randomly selected to receive complimentary tickets to The Masque Theatre productions.
For the 200/100 Club the First Draw will be 6 tickets and the Second Draw will be 4 tickets.
For the 200/50 Club the First Draw will be 4 tickets and the Second Draw will be 2 tickets.
With these tickets you will be able to reserve seats for any shows at The Masque, including visiting productions, as long as the show is not sold out and the producer agrees. (There will be a maximum of 8 seats per show allocated to Club Members) The complimentary Club tickets must be used within 3 months of being issued.
In addition there will an annual Masque 200 Club function to recognise and thank all the members and a Masque 200 Club.
A display will be put up in the foyer with the names of all the contributors.
The founder member of The Masque 200/100 Club is Brian Commins, who took out a debit order for R100 month in February because he knew that we needed money and, as he said “I love the Masque and The Masque Theatre is a blessing for Cape Town and particularly for the southern suburbs. I believe it has hundreds or even thousands of fans and adherents more than willing to donate regularly to ensure the flourishing of the Masque.”
So if you love The Masque too, and are in a position to make a monthly donation towards the costs needed to keep it going, please contact our Theatre Manager Nico Dreyer on 021 788 6999 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be delighted to add your name to one of the Masque Supporters Club lists.
You can also help by
* Making a direct donation to The Masque Theatre Roof and Air-Conditioning Fund. All donors of R1, 000 or more will be named on our Roof Raisers acknowledgement display in the theatres foyer.
* By supporting the various great events organised by the Fund-Raising Team which you will find advertised in the Quarterly Brochure and on our website:
The Masque bank details are:
The Masque Theatre
Account Number: 071789367
Branch Code: 025390
(please put your Name and Roof/AirCon Fund as a reference)