Support us

he Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating financial implications for the theatre sector, including us at BOAT. In April 2020, we launched our #keepBOATafloat fundraising campaign, which has raised thousands of pounds to help us navigate through these turbulent times. BOAT would like to issue an enormous ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported us throughout this incredibly difficult period.

BOAT is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1156051) and our charitable objective is ‘the advancement of education in arts culture through the establishment and maintenance of an open-air theatre in Brighton & Hove for the use of residents and visitors’. We opened in 2015, and there are still major improvements needed to our infrastructure and technical facilities in order to help us achieve our charitable objective in the best possible way.

We will soon begin fundraising for a capital development project, which will build a new box office and toilet block, with fully accessibly facilities.

If you would like to make a donation you can do so here.

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, or advertising in our brochure, please email for more information.



As BOAT’s voyage continues it’s vital people are encouraged to share in the journey. If you’re interested in being a part of the crew, in any shape of form, please get in touch via

We would be delighted to hear from you whatever skills you have to offer …

Volunteers help with:
Gardening, Cake Baking, Stewarding, Maintenance and up keep of the venue, Fundraising, Social Media, Distributing Brochures and Leaflets, Press releases and other marketing tasks, Accommodating Artists, Being Ambassadors for BOAT

In return for volunteering we will reward you with

Complimentary tickets to see shows at BOAT, A free BOAT Top! (very much in demand!), Social Occasions like an invitation to our Season Launch / Volunteer Welcome and Thank you Parties, Training in Stewarding and First Aid, Being part of a great team to work with.


If you would like to make a financial donation please contact

Or use this link: DONATE NOW