Your theatre. Our projects. Their opportunity. Donate to the Arts Pot today!


The Arts Pot is a fund that supports people, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to create and participate in theatre at the Royal Exchange. For the last seven years, it has been making theatre more accessible for people across Greater Manchester.

'Whenever I walk into the theatre I always feel that I’m walking into a house with my family because it’s an inclusive environment. It never turns people away. If you’re worried about cost, Arts Pot can cover that and it’s a burden off you. You know that you can just come here and just work and be with people that you love and who loves the same things as you.'
Tawana, Young Company

We know that you, our audiences want our theatre to be a place where absolutely everyone feels welcome and can afford to come to. Arts Pot is one way we can do this and create amazing theatre experiences for everyone.

Around 20% of our Children's, Young and Elders companies rely upon Arts Pot support to continue working with us. Your donation creates their opportunity, making the Royal Exchange a theatre for everyone.

For more information about accessing Arts Pot funding, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


It unites people from all walks of life and provides them with an environment to build new bonds, explore their creative potential and bring communities together.  With each year, the Arts Pot grows stronger and last year we raised over £22k. 

The money goes towards removing financial barriers, such as course fees, travel costs and access workers for participants.

The more we raise, the more lives we can change.


ADD a donation when booking your tickets online or at Box Office
donations in the collection buckets after selected shows
TAP our contactless donation box at the Cross Street Entrance

TALK to Emma Shiel on 0161 615 6790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VISIT our donate page.

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