Liverpool’s Unity Theatre is launching a campaign to raise £40,000 to expand its outreach work, to mark the venue’s 40th birthday.
The Unity said it put particular priority on maintaining its work with communities around Liverpool, aiming to engage people who would not ordinarily get the opportunity to access the arts.
Its artistic director and chief executive, Gordon Miller, said: “As we approach our 40th birthday next year, we’re very excited to continue the work that has been done in the years leading up to this major landmark in the theatre’s history.”
It will aim to raise £40,000 to help sustain this ongoing participation work as well as support first-time engagement with the theatre’s shows.
He said the Unity’s building should be used by its wider community and therefore is also opening its spaces for hire by local businesses, community groups and event organisers.
The Liverpool theatre has launched its 2019/20 season to tie in with the launch of its campaign, and will host companies including Graeae, Split Britches, Scottee and Told by an Idiot in its 40th anniversary year.