We are a not-for-profit organisation relying on ticket sales and donations. Performance licensing, hire of rehearsal spaces, insurance and the technical aspects of our productions are costly, and even though we tend to fill houses, box office splits often leave very little to further our ambitions.
However, one of the main objectives of FMTS is to support the communities we live in. Through ticket sales from shows staged in Fishguard we have raised over £10,000 for Theatr Gwaun and nearly £1,000 for St Mary’s Church. We donate to various local groups, purchase stage equipment for schools, and give free performances at charity events such as the Lions Fun Day and the Fishguard Carnival. This year we hope to assist Ysgol Bro Gwaun with their funding to enter the Shakespeare schools programme. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Masonic Lodge, Round Table and Peter Nicolas for their generosity, and of course all of you who come to our shows. Onwards and upwards we go!
We have a temporary base at 71 West Street but our most pressing challenge now is to find a permanent home for FMTS. A venue that can provide, amongst other things, dedicated rehearsal space and storage for set and costume. If you, your company or organisation would like to support our ambitions please do get in touch, we would be delighted to talk you through our plans and vision for the future.
Of course it’s not all about money. Our real strength lies with the people who contribute their time and energy. The success and rapid growth that FMTS has enjoyed is testament to the skill, experience and dedication of our Director, Rain Malone Hallett, her backstage and front of house team, and all of the cast members and their families. If you have a passion for theatre arts, be it dance, acting, singing or any of the equally important supporting roles, why not come along to meet us? Our numbers are swelling but there’s always room for more.