Since 1982 the Hawk’s Well has been at the cultural heart of Sligo and has enlivened and entertained the people of the region. The theatre is firmly rooted as a social and cultural hub in the North West with over 50,000 people attending shows annually. However, artistic success doesn’t translate into financial security and few people realise that we are actually a registered charity. Public funding only makes up an average of 35% of our income, so we rely on ticket sales and generous donations from individuals and companies to survive.35 years in operation has taken its toll on the building and renovation is urgently needed to address accessibility, flooding, capacity and comfort. The estimated cost of the planned improvements is €1.1million.
In February 2017 the theatre was awarded a grant of up to €550K by the Department of Arts. This funding must be matched by the theatre in order to access it. We plan to raise the required amount by:
Development Fee - A €1 levy on all tickets sold.
Renovation Patron – Our patronage scheme gives the public and businesses the opportunity to support the theatres’ development.
Donations and Events – Donations can be made at our box office or online. The theatre will also run several fundraising events throughout the year.
For more information please contact Jane 071 916 1518 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hawk’s Well Theatre is generously funded by the Arts Council, the Department of Social Protection (formerly known as FAS) and Sligo County Council and we gratefully acknowledge their support.