The Tower Theatre is in danger of being lost due to the Covid-19 lockdown. We at Folkestone International Film & TV Festival are desperately hoping you can help save this iconic community theatre.
Previously known as St. Mark’s Church, The Tower Theatre is a former Garrison Church on the Shorncliffe Garrison, a British Army barracks, in Folkestone, Kent. It is a 280-seat theatre and is owned by, and the home of, the Folkestone-Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society, an amateur theatre company who perform regular shows at the theatre.
The global pandemic and the Government’s order to close all non-essential businesses has put the theatre in a difficult position. It receives no external funding so relies 100% on ticket sales, donations and membership subscriptions so naturally the closure has had a massive impact on funds.
It is a difficult time for everyone but if you can spare any amount of cash to help save The Tower Theatre please visit their GoFundMe fundraiser. Even the smallest of donations will go a long way towards the survival of this jewel of a venue in Folkestone.
The Folkestone International Film & TV Festival Committee