We need your help to give our beautiful theatre a new lease of life.

Since the Rondo opened in 1989, we’ve nurtured local talent, provided a home for community theatre groups, and brought the best touring theatre, stand-up comedy and music to our stage. In that time, we’ve extended and improved the original building, upgraded our tech facilities, and built a reputation as one of the best fringe theatres in the West Country and beyond… not to mention surviving the biggest threat to our continuation in 2020 when we were forced to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  

It’s safe to say that the theatre goes through a lot of wear and tear, with hundreds of shows and thousands of visitors each season. Nowhere can this be seen more obviously than on our seats which, as comedian Scott Bennett recently said, ‘look like they’ve been chewed by the family dog’. The seats, which were purchased by us second hand from a closing cinema, are in desperate need of replacing due to wear and tear. 

Help us Revamp the Rondo!


We want to replace our seats with newerand more comfortable seating in 2023, and to give our gorgeous theatre a much-needed spruce to ensure its continued survival… but we need your help! We estimate that the new seating and other improvements will cost around £75,000, so we’re asking you, our lovely audience, to give whatever you can to our Rondo Revamp fundraising campaign.  

We aim to raise £15,000 from public donations, and we’ll be applying to grants and funds for the remaining £60,000. See below to find out how you can help!

So far, we’ve raised a total of £4,000 through Crowdfunder and seating sponsorship, but we’ve still go a way to go. Any amount that you can donate, big or small, is a huge help!


Any amount, no matter how big or small, will help us to futureproof our venue and make sure that it’s there for future generations of artists and audiences. We are collecting donations of any size through Crowdfunder, or get in touch to sponsor a seat – see below for details.

Sponsor a Seat

Donation Amount: £250

Sponsor a seat and see your name engraved on a seat plaque. The perfect gift for a friend or family member (or for yourself!), or a special way to remember a loved one. Sponsoring a seat is also a great way for community groups, clubs and businesses to support the Rondo.

Limited availability – we only have so many seats!

Get in touch by emailing office@rondotheatre.co.uk for more information.

*Please note: if you have previously sponsored one of our old seats, your plaque will be transferred to the new seating when it is installed.