Friends of The Abbeydale Picture House


Friends of The Abbeydale Picture House


We formed Friends of the Abbeydale Picture House in 2003 so that we could restore and reopen the Abbeydale as a unique community venue for performing arts and visual media, theatre, live music, and once again, cinema.

Since then we’ve achieved quite a lot!

� we bought the building
� opened Palin’s Bar (Michael Palin is one of our patrons)

� established the Picture House Youth Theatre Group who meet on Wednesday evenings and perform on our stage two or three times each year
� provided a home to the ‘Wednesday Club’ – a group of Sheffield craftsmen who come together to produce props and scenery for productions across the city, as well as contributing to the renovation
� we’re used as a venue for art classes for local residents
� hosted live concerts for bands, dance groups, choirs, theatrical productions for local theatre groups & seen the return of films.

But we want to do a lot more, and to do it we need a little help from our Friends. Just £1 a month from you will make a difference – and if you tick the ‘Gift Aid’ box you’ll be helping us even more! So by sending us your £12 annual subscription you’ll be helping to preserve one of the city’s finest buildings.

  How to Join

Either download our PDF below, print it off,
and send it to us with a cheque, or subscribe
on-line here (coming soon).

Download Our PDF


Other Ways to Help

• You can help us with our Raising the Rafters
campaign which is phase 1 of the restoration.

• Maybe you belong to a club or group who
could hold a fundraiser or sponsored
event for the Abbeydale Picture House.

• You could lend a hand. Do you have any
skills or experience you could offer us?
We’re always looking for
volunteers to help with our fundraising,
events and day to day running.

If you’re interested, please get in touch with us.