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The Theatre Tokens scheme was created in 1984 to encourage UK theatregoing and audience development. This remains our aim to this day and any profits we generate are reinvested into promoting theatre.

Theatre Tokens is run by the Society Of London Theatre, which was established in 1908 by actor and theatre manager Sir Charles Wyndham. Our mission is to champion theatre and the performing arts by delivering a range of services both to assist our members and to promote theatregoing to the widest possible audience.

We donate funds to the Theatre Development Trust (TDT), a registered charity offering grants to recognised organisations that apply via a formal process. TDT’s mission is to promote and advance the dramatic and other performing arts for the benefit of the public. Some of the organisations and projects that receive grants are:

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The programme of training course, conferences and events offered by our sister organisation UK Theatre supports the professional development of individual working in the industry by providing valuable learning, best practice and networking opportunities. For more information visit the UK Theatre website.


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Stage One is a registered charity that supports new commercial UK theatre producers and productions. It's committed to securing the future of commercial theatre through education and investment schemes. If you're an aspiring theatre producers, Stage One can help get you on the first rung of your career ladder by turning your entrepreneurial ideas and ambitions into reality. Find out more on the Stage One website.

Bursary Winners 2016
The Laurance Olivier Bursary was established in 1987 to commemorate the 80th Birthday of the great British actor Laurence Olivier.

Each summer we invite the principals of accredited drama schools to submit two nominations for the bursary. About 40 students are entered each June and appear before a panel of theatre industry professionals - usually producers and casting directors. For further information, please contact Catherine Bowell.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects logoMousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of young people. For more information visit the Mousetrap Theatre Projects website.

Read more about the work the Society Of London Theatre does.

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