In September 2018 we launched a six week Crowdfunder campaign and on 19th November 2018 we successfully raised £11,208 with 323 supporters in 56 days.
In the last decade, The Marly’s small but dedicated team have worked tirelessly to get some ambitious projects off the ground that make life in this city richer and more diverse; like making spaces for queer people of colour to come together and be brilliant (Brownton Abbey – Brighton Festival 2018); to tour our work to places where there is less access to affirming LGBTQ+ led culture (New Queers on the Block) and uncovering the hidden queer histories of our city (Queer in Brighton). At the heart of what we do though is our unique public programme, presenting around 300 performances a year in our beautiful theatre space, which dates back to 1794. However our projects simply can’t provide the financial support required to keep our treasured space running so we asked for help.
With your help we will be able to to repair and replace our equipment, to preserve and build on our public programmes that centre and elevate some of the most marginalised members of the LGBTQ+ community and to support our dedicated core team who will continue to make ambitious projects happen in this city.
Our Theatre has kindly been supported by Louise Blackwell, Julian Caddy, Sarah Perryman, Steve Bustin, Thomas Barker, Simon Wilkinson, Frode Gjerløw, Mike Pony, R Justin Hunt, Chris Taylor, Emma Frankland, Blobel, Sarah Godfrey, Dan Govan. Rasheed Rahman, Alex Legge, Alex Eisenberg, kefi, Gabrielv, Sarah Ferrari, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Alex Sheppeard, Harry Josephine Giles, Aaron Wright, thatolddog, Roxanne Carney, Shelley Bennett, Kes Samuelson, Mark Jeffery, Greer Cooney, Dion Lay, Meszerics András, Faith & Craig, Ann ivil, Andrew Trinder, Liv Morris, Amy Redmond, Channy Nguyen, Hannah Markus, Philippa Barr, Fiona Blair, Erica Horton, Tanya Richardson, Beth Granter, Cecilia Wee, Finn Love, Live Art Development Agency, Mark McCormack, Helen Sheppeard, Katy Baird, Alex Jacobs, Simon Casson, Nic Connaughton, Calvert-Lyons, Flora Herberich, Stephen J Dermody, Simon Bejer, Ashley Dashwood, Katy Dye, Lynda and Sally, Leah Chevrier, Melanie Spencer, Lei Qian, Christopher Pattison, Helen Brown, Rosie Blackwell-Sutton, Shelby Cohen, Joanne Matthews, Naomi McAdam, Annie Lloyd, Rhian Sheppeard, Briana Foster, Alice Booth, Victoria Melody, Ciaran McNamee, Neil Webb, Lee Smith, Hester Chillingworth, Leah Dennison, Alex Legge, Juno Dawson, Jeremy Diaper, Steven Brett, Kathy Caton, Lesley Wood, Donna Crossan, Laura McDermott, Kathleen O’Riordan, Zé Meirinhos, Suhayla El-Bushra, David Mathew Ratcliffe, James Freeman, Arabella Stanger, Hannah Waddington, Rose Lerner, Lauren Church, Alan James Steeden, M J Porter, Trisha Brandon, Mark Glassman, Harry Pygar, Marina Norris, Ellie Bain, Daniel O’Connor, charlotte wilcox, Rachel Potter, Lucy Dennison, Liz Aggiss, Tarek Iskander, Sharon Webb, Seth Kriebel, Ruby Glaskin, Sarah Grange, Dave Dugan, Michael Eppy, Rebecca Graber, Siobhan Gibson, luke pell, Jayson Mansaray, Ian A, Laura Collier-Roach, Janine fletcher, Persephone Pearl, Ellie Turner-Kilburn, Russell Turburville, Will Parnell, Xandice Armah, Damian Barr, Richard Barnard, Darren Clarke, Catherine O’Sullivan, Rosie Powell, Molly Maher, Ben Richards, Kyla Booth Lucking, Anna Jefferson, Adam Carver, Augusto Corrieri, Tom Wright, Keston Sutherland, Catherine Silverstone, Laura Menard, Karl Taylor, Joe Jukes, Emma Gladstone, Frankie Mantheakis, Elly Morris, Jolie Booth, Ben Francombe, Sam Boswood, Kate Bornstein, Cath James, Debs Butler, Patricia Williams, Andrew Comben, Arturo Sanchez-Garcia, Brightonite, K S Antoniw, Kate Simner, davidjubb, Rosana Cade, Judith Winter. (Donation from Siren), Fox Fisher, Cassils Heat, Joshua Vine, Lois May-Miller, Megan Ravetz, Michelle Steele, Angelica Burrill, Charly, Thieme, Samuel Solomon, Abigail Conway, Nando Messias, Ilana Mitchell, Emma Bell, Richard Dufty, Paul Bonham, Sally Rose, Aimee Eckert, freesia, Stef Pause, Becky Edmunds, Jesse Cooper, Jo Crease, Grace Kavanagh, Nick Jones, Alice Reeves, stevenjwatson, Kuchenga Shenje, Gavin Barlow, Sophie Monk, Julia Crouch, Nick Anderson, Bryony Harris, Eleanor Snodgrass, Jack Shoulder, Syra Marshall, Emily Heath, Orla White, Caitlin Benedict, Kate Newsome, Bailey Hackett, Lisa Sang, Minnow Carty, Helen, Brockelbank, Livvii Edwards, Alex Dytrych, Amy Sutton, Michael Roulston, Gabrielv, Karen Macmillan, Charlene Potter, Kaya Stanley-Money, Kata, Robert Jude Daniels, Rob Camp, Anna Goodman, Gabriela Aslı Rino Nesin, Home Live Art, Mathilda Gregory, leanor anstruther, Emma Inch, Rachael Rian, Scott Coello, Clemmie, Michael Sells, Jemma Fordham, Caroline Sturtridge, Danny Dup, Johanna Z, Cath Mattos, Pauline Eppy, Ben Remers, Alex Legge, neilsmith, Izzy McGowan, Eleanor Perry, Rubyyy Jones, Ro St John, Kitty Ray Harper Fedorec, Shaun Newport, Laura Luard, Sophie Enever, Rowan Briscoe, Gem D’Souza, Sharon Kilgannon, Jamie Fletcher, Marion Saupe Warren, Fleur Finch, Gregory G Jones, Oliver D Luker, Claudia Palazzo, Nick McGlynn, Emma Atkinson, Paul Hodson, Melissa Cox, adrienne truscott, Ivor Macaskill, Emma Edwards, Ralph Zang, Jade Montserrat, Jen Bell, Emma Beverley, Jane Wrin, Faith Rowley, Callum Barrett, Jayne Babb, Louise Penman, Anthea Clarke, Rose Morgan, Emma Kilbey, Greg Barnes,, Shelley, Bryony Harris, , Rasheed Rahman, Hannah Taylor, Julia Voce, Alan Rice