When Odd Eyes Theatre started up in London, the aim was to celebrate multiculturalism by carrying out the long British tradition of respect and integration that made the UK capital one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world.
As the organisation grew, we wanted to share those values with people across the world who, like our founders and members, had experienced a richer and fulfilling life by opening up to other cultures through art.
In the current climate of fear and hate, that peaceful endeavour has become a duty. Odd Eyes’ mission to open communication between people from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds is now urgent. From workshops with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, to theatre productions and peer-led training programmes, we work hard to defend and spread those values of cooperation, openness and trust which are vital to the survival of a global culture of solidarity. We need to talk. We need to listen and, by listening, learn to accept.
Any donation will help. You can make a “quick fix” by donating immediately via our secure Paypal button on this page or you can offer an ongoing resource by setting up a direct debit by requesting our bank details – again, any amount will help – and support our work in the long term.
What are you supporting
You can offer a general donation or be more specific about which programme you would like to support.
- £20 covers the expenses for one day of volunteering
- £25 will pay for 6 coloured lighting gels
- £50 covers 2 hours of rehearsal space hire
- £100 is the average cost of one costume
- £500 is the price of a theatre space hire with technical support for one day
Of course, there are several other ways to support us. You could join team Odd Eyes at the Hackney half-marathon or any of your favourite sport events, or you could organise a dinner, a yard sale or a clothes-swap to raise some funds. Perhaps your company Corporate and Social Responsibility guidelines might be happy to match your donation.
Contact us to share ideas about how we could make international theatre voices speak louder.