Support Us

Any donation, large or small, will make a huge difference.

The Courtyard is a registered charity and as a community venue has always relied on the loyalty and generosity of its audiences and donors. We need your help more than ever as we continue to work towards a sustainable future for our organisation and the venue.

Each and every penny counts for us, and if you are able to support us, any donation, large or small, will make a huge difference.

Your support is vital and here are some of the ways you can help:

Give The Green Light Appeal 2024

Give The Green Light logo

We want to bring vibrant energy to The Courtyard with 140 sleek, eco-friendly LED lights with endless possibilities for creative lighting design. From soft hues to bold colours in all three of our performance spaces, we hope to raise the necessary funds for installation in August 2025.

Converting to LEDs will slash our electricity usage by 90%, cutting our carbon footprint by 9,000kg yearly. The financial savings mean more resources for our community education and outreach programme. We’ve been on a mission to go green for the past decade – championing initiatives from recycling to harnessing solar power with PV panels on our roof – to move closer to our net zero emissions goal by 2035. Your donation isn’t just a contribution; it’s an investment in a brighter, greener future for our community and beyond. Together, let’s light up The Courtyard and our world with possibility.

The whole project cost is £379,000 and we hope to raise £25,000 or more from this public appeal. You can make a suggested donation of £25 or, if able, donate to ‘purchase’ a light from the shopping list below. Celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, remember someone who loved the Arts, or if you’re an organisation or business, shine a spotlight on your support for this fantastic charity.

Parcans 46 x £775
Fresnels 42 x £1,150
Profiles 36 x £3,000
Spiiders 8 x £7,500
Esprites 8 x £15,000

Donors purchasing a light will have a 10-year seat plaque in the Main House and will be invited to a demonstration of the new lighting when installed. Contact our Head of Fundraising, Melanie Denning ( for more information or see our digital leaflet here.