The Astor is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to offer cultural and learning opportunities to its communities. We are extremely grateful to the charitable trust and foundations and local council for the grants it has received for capital equipment and building works as well as for educational projects. As well as our artistic programming, we also host many local community groups and want to try and keep the charges to them as low as possible.
However, the Astor receives no regular public subsidy or funding for the running costs of the theatre. Without our large team of volunteers, which includes the Deal Arts Management CIC and the trustees of the Astor Community Arts Trust, we would not be able to keep the theatre going. Operational costs and the salaries of the few paid staff are funded through any profit from ticket and bar sales and your vital individual donations.
If you are able to support us, we would be ever so grateful.
The Astor Team