For every successful actor, there are hundreds of performers, backstage and front-of-house theatre staff who are not so fortunate. They may be suffering from illness, disability, or be caring for children with special needs. Many in our industry lend their support or put their name to other good causes but, like any profession, we also try to take care of our own.
During the last two weeks in October, every year, bucket collections are held in theatres across the country. Audiences are asked by performers 'Acting For Others' to assist with fundraising in aid of their less fortunate colleagues.
Theatres can request buckets and other publicity materials from the Combined Theatrical Charities (please visit the Contact page) and can hold as many collections as they wish during the week.