Support us

China Plate has become a leading player in the development and delivery of new work, creating engaging and adventurous theatre with a popular appeal. Without a ‘theatre building’, the company works with some of the country’s most exciting artists via three key strands.

MakingProgramming and Developing

A vital support structure for artists at all stages of their careers

We warmly welcome donations of any kind, however big or small.

With your help, we will continue to support artists who make great work; we’ll take risks by developing new and ambitious theatre, and tour work across the country.

There are different ways to support China Plate, from individual donations to corporate sponsorship for individual projects or core costs. To find out more, please scroll down.

China Plate is a not for profit organisation.

Individual giving

China Plate can accept donations from individuals via PayPal. You can donate to us online anytime by pledging an amount below. You can also write us a cheque and post it to the China Plate office address in our website footer.

Every donation makes a difference, and allows us to support artists and make the best new shows for people all over the UK.


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Donating £25

  • You’ll receive a personal thank you email from the China Plate team.
  • You’ll receive a quarterly newsletter direct from the China Plate producers so you are kept up to date with all of the company’s latest news.

Donating £100

  • You'll receive all of the £25 donation benefits and;
  • You’ll receive the latest news on China Plate productions ahead of everyone else.
  • We’ll credit you as China Plate supporters on our website.
  • We’ll make sure you can get tickets to all China Plate shows currently touring.

Donating £500

  • You'll receive all of the £25 and £100 donation benefits and;
  • You’ll get privileged access to rehearsals and work in progress performances, so that you can see and talk to us about shows and events before they’re seen by anyone else.

Donating £1000

  • You'll receive all of the £25, £100 and £500 donation benefits and;
  • You’ll be offered 2 special press night event tickets for a China Plate show of your choice and you’ll also be able to join the creative team and cast for the post show press event.

Corporate partnerships

What China Plate can offer you as a corporate partner include:

  • National, UK-wide & international exposure.
  • Opportunities for staff involvement and engagement with leading theatre makers, and an opportunity to meet the cast and creative teams of China Plate productions.
  • Invitations to press performances, including pre and/or post show drinks events.
  • Acknowledgement in print, online and in publications. This can include your logo and credit on flyers, posters and programmes and also can include credits on press releases to national, arts and local press.

China Plate understands that all companies are different, and we are eager to foster meaningful partnerships, which are engaged and mutually inspiring.

For more information on partnership opportunities, or to arrange a meeting please contact us.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation have recently approved a grant towards the core costs associated with increasing China Plate's organisational capacity and sustainability. The grant will run for three years and primarily fund the appointment of a General Manager, a part time Marketing / Press Manager, and a small annual commissioning budget for our development programmes.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. We do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change. 

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK.  We make grants of £30 - £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change. We also operate a £26 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit.


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