GDS manufacture LED lighting equipment and controls for lighting foyers and bars as well as a range of back of house and stage management products. The GDS FoH Fund will deliver a complete GDS solution package including lighting design, installation and complete project management throughout, allowing one theatre to benefit from a full upgrade to its front-of-house lights.
Theatres Trust will provide its expertise to draw up a shortlist for what will certainly be a popular scheme as theatres look to improve their environmental sustainability by improving their audience’s experience and upgrading to front of house lighting to LED technology.
Jon Morgan, Theatres Trust Director says, “We are grateful to GDS for its generous support in creating the GDS FoH Fund. The launch of this scheme is timely as we know many theatres are keen to reduce their environmental impact and improve the front-of-house experience, both of which can be vital in making a small theatre more financially sustainable. Theatres Trust are uniquely placed to connect theatres with kind offers from our corporate supporters.”
GDS Managing Director Richard Cuthbert adds, “Having been a passionate supporter of the Theatres Trust for many years now, we are extremely proud to be able to give something back to the industry and make a real difference to the future commercial diversity of a UK theatre. The GDS FoH Fund can offer a brilliant opportunity to create warm and welcoming spaces in the most sustainable way.”
Applications are open to any not-for-profit theatre, amateur or professional with less than 500-seat capacity. The deadline is 29 November 2019. Further information is available on the Theatres Trust website.