So now you've sent a postcard to your Council Leader, signed up to the website to be kept in touch with future activities and posted your picture and story on the website – what next?
Keep checking back to this page as we add more ideas:
Tell your local Councillors how much your theatre matters
All you need is your home postcode to find out who are the Councillors that represent your Ward.
The Write to Them website will give you the names of your Councillors and then allow you to write to them using their special mailing system.
You can also type in your postcode at the top of the page of the Openly Local Councils list page. If you then click on the name of the individual Councillors, most include their personal email address. Some of them also include their Twitter names. Openly Local doesn't yet include 100% of Councils, but more are being added and information is being updated all the time.
If you live in an area where you have two tiers of Local Government (e.g. a District and a County), have a look at your Local theatre's website and see if it is funded by just one or both before you send your email.
If you want some ideas for what to say in your email, have a look at the Resources page.
Tell your local MP how much your theatre matters
The Write to Them website will give you the names of your local MP and then allow you to write to them using their special mailing system.
The find your MP search on the Parliament website is very good. After you have entered your postcode, click on the name of the MP and it will give you their email address, postal address, website and social media information if they have it.
If you want some ideas for what to say in your letter or email, have a look at the Resources page. Remember, MPs don't decide what your local authority spends its money on, but good MPs will have an excellent relationship with senior officer and Councillors in their Local Authority and can help you get your voice heard.
Tell your local MEPs or other political representatives how much your theatre matters
If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, many areas of responsibility are devolved from Westminster to the nation, including arts and culture. In London there is a Mayor that has a responsibility for a Cultural Strategy for the capital and an Assembly that hold the Mayor to account by examining his decisions and actions to ensure he delivers on his promises to Londoners.
The Write to Them website will give you the names of all your local representative, including MEPs, and then allow you to write to them using their special mailing system.
If you want some ideas for what to say in your letter or email, have a look at the resources page Resources page. Remember, they don't decide what your local authority spends its money on, but they may be able to help you get your voice heard.
Ask your friends and family to shout about how much their theatre matters
How many people that you know who care deeply about keeping high quality local theatre affordable and accessible? Are they all signed up to the campaign? Send them an email with a link to this site asking them to tell you when they have posted their picture.
Ask your local theatre what you can do to help
Have a look at your theatre's website for an email address and ask them what more you can do to help. They'll be delighted to hear from you. Give it a day or two before you expect a response (they will all be very busy!), but if you don't hear anything email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see who is the right person to get back to you.
Buy a badge
Show you support for the campaign and wear a badge. Click on the link below to buy a badge.
Display a poster
Got a colour printer? Then print out a copy of the wonderful campaign poster. Do make sure it is nice and prominent!
Work for a theatre/venue and want to be involved in the campaign?
If you work for a theatre or arts organisation and would like to know more about taking part in the campaign and get free campaign materials (postcards, badges, stickers, posters etc) please click here.
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