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Join a team of passionate people from all over the UK who are remaking theatre in Sheffield.

There are great benefits for you, and your organisation, when you become a supporter of The Makerspace at Portland Works. Our community is forward looking, energetic, and driven by a love of the arts.

Discover the benefits of getting involved below, and sign up to our exclusive supporters' updates!

For Businesses

Support a brand new theatre in a region with a wealth of artistic talent just waiting for an audience. With your contribution, The Makerspace at Portland Works will become a haven for emerging artists, offering fair payment and active support to early-career and established performers alike.

Show your customers that you care about their community and values, and reach out to brand-new audiences. On social media you can proudly tell the world that you are actively supporting theatre, and we’ll reinforce your message with regular posts created by our digital marketing team. By interacting with you online, we’ll help you increase your brand awareness and attract a diverse range of customers.

You'll receive:

  • Your name on our list of supporters, displayed front-of-house and in our season brochure.

  • A message thanking our supporters on our Twitter thread and Instagram stories. We'll also retweet any mention of The Makerspace at Portland Works on your own social media pages.

  • A pair of complimentary tickets for three shows in every season.

  • A special thanks at our launch event.

Even better, if you help us with a physical asset, we’ll literally put your name on it! If it’s digital or intangible, we’ll give you a special thanks on our website and in our brochures, showing off exactly how you've helped us, and your branding will be proudly displayed on all our front-of-house displays.

Let's get started:

We've got three ready-made packages of support, so you can get involved right away and make theatre happen!

  1. Marketing and audience development partnership.

  2. Long-term development support.

  3. In-kind support.

Download our supporters' guide to find out more, or get in touch now to talk about our options.

Join our partnership now and remake theatre.

For Individuals

If you share our desire to see UK theatre survive and thrive for many years to come, we want to hear from you! With your support, we will build a special place for performance and creativity at the heart of Sheffield’s historic centre of making - together.

We'd love to chat about individual giving, by email or phone, at your convenience. Send us a quick message here and we'll get right back to you.

The Makerspace Membership:

Sign up here to be the first to know when we launch our exclusive membership scheme.

Get to know us:

You can find our supporters' guide here, with partnership opportunities for businesses and sole traders of all sizes.

If you'd prefer to get stuck in hands-on, we'd love you to get in touch! Whatever your experience, your help will be welcome at every stage of our journey. Get in touch or sign up to be the first to hear about involvement opportunities.