Generous Donation from Sligo Credit Union
We are extremely grateful to Sligo Credit Union for their generous donation to the Hawk's Well Theatre Renovation Fund. John McGovern, a director of Sligo Credit Union, recently presented a cheque for €500 to theatre director, Marie O'Byrne.
We are on a major fundraising drive to undertake major improvements in the next two years at an estimated cost of €1.3 million. The plans include: A landmark renovation of the theatre’s entrance and foyer space; seating upgrades; hearing assistance system in the auditorium; flood prevention measures and essential backstage and equipment upgrades.
We launched a Hawk’s Well Renovation Patrons scheme in 2017 which is proving successful. Individuals, families or companies can contribute to the renovation fund by becoming renovation patrons and donating funds across various levels of support. Renovation patrons will be acknowledged in perpetuity within the extended building and will become a permanent part of the Hawk’s Well history.
In order to raise funds €1 has been added to the price of all tickets sold since May 2017. Through the development levy, fundraising events and donations from the public, along with pledged money from Sligo Council, Sligo BID, Sligo LEADER Partnership and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht the theatre will be in a position to complete renovations within three years’ time.
The plan to renew and regenerate the theatre will ensure its future for many years to come. The proposed improvements and redevelopment at the site will transform the theatre into a stunning arts centre, providing a visitor experience that is lively, accessible, authentic and interactive. It will have the potential to transform the theatre into an artist hub in the North West and will be a major attractor of visitors to Sligo, creating a coherent experience that is innovative, authentic and transformative. It will help to strengthen the region’s strategic positioning in Irish tourism markets and will highlight the wealth of the arts and cultural activity in the county.