support us

support us

We rely on the generous support of individuals and organisations to help keep Masterclass FREE ensuring that all young people, whatever their background, can benefit from our year round programme of events, talks, workshops and practical opportunities. 

Where does your support go?

Whether it is £10 or £1000 we are able to make your support go a long way. 

£10 – Supports one young person to attend a Masterclass Session 

£250 - Supports four young people to take part in an onstage workshop

£500 - Supports four young people to take part in an onstage Musical Theatre workshop

£1,500 – Supports one Masterclass Session benefiting 150 – 400 young people, 25 programmed throughout the year.  

£4,500 – Supports a paid Apprenticeship for one young person

£10,000 – Supports a series of three Pitch Your Play readings 

£25,000 – Supports the cost of TheatreCraft, our annual ‘Behind the Scenes’ careers fair

£100,000 – Supports a large scale Community Project

If you are interested in supporting Masterclass and would like further information, please contact Clare Annamalai on or 020 7389 9660

friends scheme

friends scheme

Are you over 30 and want to attend our amazing Masterclasses? Or would you like to support Masterclass whilst keeping updated on our news & events?

For an annual fee of just £60 a year, the Friends Scheme Membership enables you to enjoy many exclusive benefits:

  • Attend our Masterclasses and events
  • Discounted ticket offers across the West End, Off West End and Fringe theatres, and exclusive ticket giveaways 
  • Priority updates on Masterclass events
  • Invitation to exclusive annual Friends event and Theatre tour
  • Free tea or coffee and advanced entry to most Masterclasses
  • Exclusive welcome pack featuring the latest Masterclass news and an introduction from Masterclass' Chair of Trustees,  Arnold M. Crook

Become a Friend today!*

Why become a Friend of Masterclass?

By becoming a Friend, not only do you receive the wonderful benefits above, you will also play a vital role in funding our programme. This enables us to continue giving young people free access to our acclaimed Masterclasses and educational opportunities to support their theatre careers. 
*By purchasing via Paypal, you pay a £2 admin fee - to avoid admin fee, please pay via cheque or bank transfer.

For more information or any queries about our Friends Scheme, including payment options, please email Outreach and Development Manager Charlotte Wallis at

*PLEASE NOTE* - Currently, due to Covid-19, we are not hosting sessions in person. We have some of our content online and free to view without a membership. You can watch our Coffee with Creatives sessions via Instagram Live, and you can read blogs of many Masterclasses in our 'News' section.

However, young creatives need us more than ever and if you would like to support the work of Masterclass, becoming a Friend of Masterclass is a great way to do so. Your annual £60 membership fee will help us to continue supporting young people through many online activities, including free online interactive opportunities with acclaimed industry professionals, providing them with the skills and hope to pursue a career in theatre, whilst still giving you ongoing exclusive benefits, such as access to observe closed online workshops and exclusive ticket offers.



The Theatre Royal Haymarket generously provides Masterclass with theatre space, its technical staff and office and management resources, however programming, administration, event costs, marketing costs and special projects need to be funded through external support.

Masterclass receives no government funding and so we rely on the generous support of organisations and individuals to help fund our work. By supporting Masterclass you help to ensure our programme remains free for young people aged 16 – 30 who are interested in engaging with and being inspired by theatre.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Clare Annamalai on to talk about bespoke packages.

our supporters

our supporters

We are also grateful for the support of:

fundraising events

fundraising events



Thank you for considering a donation to Masterclass! You can donate to Masterclass via Virgin MoneyGiving​.

You can also register Masterclass as your chosen charity on Give As You Live and The Giving Machine, meaning that we will receive FREE funds when you make purchases online (via 4000+ online stores). For more information on how this works, please see their websites.

For more information on donating to Masterclass, or to donate via cheque or by bank transfer, please email our Programme Director Clare Annamalai on
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