Trusts and Foundations


As the UK’s most prolific theatre dedicated to new writing, the Royal Court is uniquely placed to discover and give voice to important stories of our time through plays that ask questions about who we are and the world in which we live.

We pride ourselves on artistic excellence, but the plays we produce are just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the scenes, we strive to discover new talent, amplify unheard voices and develop new audiences from diverse communities. We do this through our long-standing Writers’ Groups, our work with Schools, and our extensive Open Court programme. To do this, we rely heavily on support from charitable bodies whose vital contributions help realise not only the theatre we produce, but also our education, audience development, access, writer development and diversity programmes.


The Royal Court is both a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Less than half of our annual income comes from Arts Council England; the balance must be found through ticket sales, commercial activities and fundraising. To sustain our work and to continue identifying and developing new writers, we need to secure £1.5 million from the private sector each year. Charitable trusts and foundations make a vital contribution to this target and we are immensely grateful for the generous support that we receive towards our work.


For more information, or to discuss how you can help support the Royal Court, please contact Sarah Bryce, Trust & Foundation Manager, on 020 7565 5030 or at

For a full list of the trusts and foundations that generously support the Royal Court, please click here