Become a Friend of Cardboard Citizens
Be part of our story
Cardboard Citizens has been at the forefront of telling untold stories for 25 years. We bring stories from other worlds to the stage; stories that help their tellers get a handle on their lives. These stories often have homeless protagonists at the centre who could be any one of us, with a little bit of bad luck.
We invite you to become part of the Cardboard Citizens story by supporting us in using theatre to transform the lives of even more people with experience of homelessness.
You can support Cardboard Citizens by joining the Friends Scheme and committing to a regular donation. Your gift will allow us to plan for the future with confidence.
To become a Friend of Cardboard Citizens, please visit our Donate page and opt to regularly give to us - whether that be monthly, quarterly, or annually. Alternatively, you can enquire about becoming a Friend by filling out the form below, and a member of our team will happily assist you with this process.
In addition to joining the Friends Scheme there are lots of other ways that you can help us. For example, by offering contacts who can offer pro bono support, by giving your time to bring your friends to our events and performance, or by holding a fundraising event on our behalf.
How you can help?
Start the journey - £5
£5 covers travel costs of someone with experience of homelessness to meet our support staff or attend an evening workshop for the first time.
Skills Development - £10
£10 enables a participant to attend a full day of theatre and skills development activities by covering their lunch and travel costs.
£25 pays for 1:1 support and advice session from our qualified team, providing advice on issues around housing, education, training, or employment opportunities.
Fund a participant achieving a Level 2 qualification, providing them with learning and employability skills.
£200 enables one person to attend a 4-week rehearsal period leading to a public show, allowing them to take the huge step of performing in public- confidently showcasing their new skills and gaining an accreditation.
Showtime - £3,000
The cost of taking a forum theatre performance to 6 hostels over the course of a week and performing to over 200 homeless people can be covered. The audience are encouraged to share their experiences (often for the first time), problem solve and participate by acting our scenarios on stage. They are guided to start their journey with Cardboard Citizens.
What do we give back?
There are a number of exciting benefits available to you as a member of Cardboard Citizens' Friends Scheme:
- Access to exclusive sharings and previews of our work
- Opportunity to see the annual Forum Theatre Tour in a hostel, night shelter or prison
- Priority booking for Cardboard Citizens training and courses
- Invitations to Press Nights
- 10% Friends' discount when booking Cardboard Citizens' rehearsal space (subject to availability)
- Invitations to 'Meet the Citz' events and Members' Meetings
For more information have a look at our Friends Scheme brochure below.