Townsend Theatre Productions would like to thank all its funders and supporters whose generous support makes our work possible:

Neil and Louise Townsend


There are also ways to support Townsend Theatre Productions financially:


One-off donations either by cheque or bank transfer or PayPal


Regular direct debit: by setting up a direct debit you can make a real difference; this regular income enables us to plan our work, and is therefore particularly effective giving, no matter how large or small the amount.


The GFTU has set up a Union Lottery where 60% of the ticket sales goes to good causes, we are one of them! To help support us go to Union Lotto Townsend Theatre Productions

There are several opportunities and possibilities for affiliation (or partnership) with trade union regional and local branches, or trades councils. to discuss ways in which your local branch or trades council might be able to get involved with the work of Townsend Theatre Productions.
Please call 07949635910,
or contact us by email


Over the last six years our productions have been created with the assistance of The Arts Council England, greenHouse projects, Harrogate Theatre, The Place Bedford, The International Brigade Memorial Trust, The Official Shrewsbury24Campaign, Unite the Union, Unite Scotland, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Fringe 2013, ASSEMBLY Festival Edinburgh 2012, Amiel and Melburn Trust, Unity Theatre Trust, Harrogate Theatre, Luton Culture, Tara Arts Theatre, GMB, FBU, ASLEF, Unison, Arts Council England, Unity Theatre Trust and Ruskin College Oxford. 

During the period of our existence we have been sponsored by all the major trade unions and trades councils: Unite the Union, UNISON, GMB, FBU, Accord, NASUWT, RMT, UCATT, NUT, GFTU, PCS, Wales TUC, SERTUC, South West TUC, Unite Scotland, UCU, ASLEF, EIS, Bectu, MU, NUJ, West Lothian trades council, Worcester trades council, Colchester trades council, and many other trades councils and union branches nationally that are too numerous to mention individually, but your contributions are always welcome and always very much appreciated.

As a small company we wouldn’t survive without the help of hundreds of people up and down the country who contribute in so many ways through booking and promoting our shows, appreciating our work and wishing to share in it by spreading the message of what we do through leafletting, feedback and social media sharing.


In 2016 we initiated a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a new van (as our previous van had completed three long tours and was complaining bitterly at the prospect of a fourth). We were totally overwhelmed by the generosity of those who contributed. Many, many thanks to the following for their crowdfunding contributions towards Townsend Theatre Productions new touring van...

Rica Bird, Rhiannon Meades, Kiran Lamb, Harry Gittins, Claire Biggs, Nick Short, Sue Prickett, John Bryer, Audrey Fortune, Colin Carritt, Julie Melville, James Atkinson, Unison Southwark Branch, Julian Vaughan, Dennis Lenihan, Peace of the Cowboys, Maria Luisa Gonzales Biosca, Richard Humm, Richard Price, David Nettlingham, Heather Kesby, Michael McCarthy, Steve Roper, Jerry Elsmore, Sheena McCormack, David McCormack, Nancy and Nick Tomlinson, Steven Hemmings, Emma MacDowell, Becky Hall, Brian O’Carroll, June Svenson, Carol and Alistair, Neil Carter, Stuart and Judy Townsend, Chris Wright, Tori Wright, Jamie Tucknett, Lianne Bruce, Fiona Bruce, David Pratt, Peter Yates, Kieran, Lucksmith , Terry Morgan, Leo Thompson, Mike Sanders, Chris Ure, George Galloway, West Lothian Trades Council, Portsmouth Trades Council.