The history of Warwick Arts Centre and philanthropy are inextricably linked. Helen Martin, a Kenilworth resident with a passion for classical music was known as a regular attendee at Arts Centre concerts - but it was only later that she was revealed to be the anonymous founding donor, without whose support the Arts Centre wouldn't exist.
It is in this spirit that we ask for your help today. Helen was hugely committed to the transformative power of music and the arts, as we know many of today's Arts Centre patrons are. By modernising our spaces we will ensure that Warwick Arts Centre remains a "must go" cultural destination. These changes include:
- Opening up the foyer to create a welcoming and vibrant space
- An additional cinema screen for more film performances and a more varied programme
- Relocating the mead gallery to the ground floor to make it more accessible and visible
- A new restaurant
We recognised Helen's contribution by naming the newest Arts Centre venue after her - the Helen Martin Studio - and for gifts above £500 we can recognise your contribution in a similar way. For these gifts, we will name a seat in the Butterworth Hall for you, or dedicate it to someone you would like to honour. That way, your name/dedication will become part of the fabric of the Arts Centre, continuing the legacy of philanthropy into the future.
Any amount you give will support the redevelopment of the Arts Centre, ensuring that we can continue to enchant, inspire and educate audiences for many generations to come.