Dear friends of The Tower Theatre,

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday, that people should avoid social venues including theatres, we have had no choice but to make the sad decision to close The Tower Theatre temporarily, and postpone all shows and events. 

This was particularly disappointing for the cast and crew of Vicar of Dibley, who were just 48 hours from opening night, and have worked so hard.

As you may be aware, we are a registered charity and do not get Arts Council funding. We rely solely on the income from ticket sales, donations and membership subscriptions.  It is a tough time in Theatreland, as it is for the leisure industry as a whole. These announcements will have a critical impact, not only on the performers, but on the workforce &  wider team. 

We are determined to survive this, retain our loyal team and to be back up and running as soon as possible.  To make this happen we really need your help. We have started a Crowdfunding campaign to help the theatre through these difficult times and are asking for donations; any amount large or small, will make a difference to our beloved community theatre.   

To donate, please visit

Alternatively, donations can also be made by post to the theatre. We are extremely grateful for all we receive.

Take care and we hope to see you all again very soon.

Sam Lovelace-Walne

Chair of the Executive Committee – FHODS