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Developing a new model of creating and producing theatre that opens up the way performance is made, who makes it and who it’s experienced by. 

Thank you for visiting our Support Us page. As a charity China Plate Theatre relies on donations to create adventurous and imaginative new theatre with popular appeal and a social purpose.

To achieve this, we work with some of the UK’s most talented artists, harnessing their ambition and skill to deliver high quality work. Using performance to engage and inspire, we take shows into theatres, village halls, schools, on to the streets and to festivals in the UK and internationally.

Donations, whether large or small, make a huge difference and listed below are examples of how your support could help China Plate support Artists, Freelancers and Audiences to create, make and access theatre.

Where I Go (When I Can’t Be Where I Am)
Photo © Hannah McPake & Joshua Pharo


contributes to travel/access costs of a young person attending our Young Producers training programme


could pay for a digital micro commission to help freelancers to be creative in new ways


pays for a place on The Optimists, our training programme which provides support for Producers with protected characteristics

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows China Plate to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to China Plate we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like China Plate to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that China Plate will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When China Plate receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Warwick Arts Centre, Arts Council England, John Ellerman Foundation and Birmingham City Council logos.

The breadth and depth of our programme is due in no small part to the essential support generously provided by Trusts, Foundations and our other long-standing funders.

These organisations play a vital role in partnering with China Plate Theatre to support artists, make new work and reach diverse audiences.

If you’d like to learn more about this please contact China Plate’s Executive Director Chloe Courtney.