Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB               Box office: 01603 626414                   Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724

The Sewell Barn Company


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Lighting project

The Sewell Barn Theatre needs your help with an urgent upgrade for its lighting system.

Our target is £5,000 to improve our whole lighting stock. For this sum we can purchase 14 LED lights enough to provide opportunities for creative and artistic lighting to enhance all our shows throughout each season.

We have been presenting quality, affordable local theatre at the Sewell Barn for forty years, and a key part of our productions is our technical equipment. However, technology has changed in those four decades and our lighting equipment is no longer fit for purpose. After extensive consultation with skilled and knowledgeable personnel, we have decided that the most appropriate action is to move over to LED lights.

DONATE though our Online Fundraising Platforms

TEXT Simply text SBARNLIGHT and the amount to donate to 70085

BACS direct into our account

Sort code 30 96 17  account 02167536 please use your surname followed by LIGHTS as a reference

DIRECT DEBIT  To make a regular donation (any amount, large or small) to the fund just email to to request a mandate, and indicating your preferred email address, amount to donate to the appeal and how often (eg monthly, yearly)


By post to Kate Anetts 10 Ninhams Court Norwich NR2 1NX. Please do not send cash through the post


If you would like to make a cash donation please put it in an envelope marked LIGHTING FUND (with your name and address if you would like an acknowledgement) and hand to one of our front of house staff at the Barn during a performance.

Our new lights will make a big difference by:

* being fully controllable remotely from the lighting box in terms of brightness, colour and angle

* having a far longer bulb life (around 15-20 years) than our present stock

* being more environmentally friendly, having a much lower electricity consumption which will reduce our carbon footprint

* being operated directly from the box, rather than via the aging dimmer packs two of which have recently failed and would either need repair or replacement at considerable expense

* reducing substantially the need for personnel to work at height

The project of replacement will be overseen by Robert Little, founder member of the Sewell Barn Theatre and twice Artistic Director. Rob also has many years technical experience as Senior Drama Studio Technician at the University of East Anglia.

Individual donations will be acknowledged publicly and gratefully in the theatre foyer, either anonymously or named as you prefer, and regular updates will be published in our newsletters.

The Sewell Barn Theatre is a charity run entirely by volunteers.

UPDATE: We have been very fortunate to receive a short-term loan enabling us to get these lights in place for the start of our fortieth season. However, this is a loan, which needs to be paid back, and with your generous help, we would like to be able to do this as soon as possible.

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