Support Babylon ARTS today. We are run by the ADEC, registered charity no. 1043197.
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Babylon ARTS is a small local community venue where big things happen. We deliver arts events and activities that engage audiences in memorable and personal ways as well as providing quality entertainment.
We believe that the work we do for the community in Ely and beyond makes the area a better place to live and contributes to our audiences’ enjoyment of their environment. We think that the arts offer us opportunities to understand ourselves better and our place in society; enhances our sense of well-being, confidence and self-esteem and even enables us to make new friends.
Each year Babylon ARTS welcomes over 40,000 people who visit or take part in cultural events and activities. We are the second highest attended attraction in Ely, second only to Ely Cathedral.
Why we need support
Babylon ARTS currently does not receive any local authority funding. We are reliant on ticket sales and earned income to sustain our work. We are hugely grateful to local authorities in the past that have supported us but there is no legal obligation for them to continue to do. In order to safeguard our future and sustain quality experiences for our community we need to fundraise more widely to continue to offer a varied programme.
As well as organising live theatre, comedy and music events we also run Ely Cinema, Babylon Gallery, Creative People & Places and many other opportunities for people to take part in and access the arts. All of our events have a cost. Members, sponsors and regular supporters already help raise much needed funds, volunteers help to keep our Gallery open and support our work with young people.
If every visitor donated £1 we could face the future with much more confidence. However, any donation, no matter how small will be gratefully received and will go directly to cultural activities and events staged at Babylon ARTS.
Babylon ARTS is run by ADEC, Registered Charity No. 1043197.
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Support Babylon ARTS by making a single or monthly donation. If you’re a UK taxpayer you can gift aid your donation (worth an additional 28%).
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Babylon ARTS Membership Scheme
Would you like to help us continue to provide local access to the arts?
Becoming a Member is an excellent way to provide financial support for Babylon ARTS and develop your own interest in the work we do.
The funds that membership raises make a big difference, helping us to continue providing local access to high quality arts.
Some of our Members are also volunteers, developing new activities and fundraising for events, please contact us if you are interested in helping. Becoming a volunteer entitles you to free membership.
Benefits of Membership of Babylon ARTS
Our members are visitors and audiences who care about our work and want to support us regularly.
In return members enjoy:
Priority booking for special events, free voucher tickets, at least £1 off each Members’ ticket and discounts with local partners including 15% off food & drink at Ta Bouche (terms & conditions apply). 10% discount on purchases from Burrows Bookshop who also act as a city centre Box Office for us.
Annual Single Membership costs £25 (2 free tickets).
Annual Dual Membership for two people at one address £35 (3 free tickets).
Annual Family Membership for 3-5 people at one address £48 (4 free tickets).
Click here for a downloadable form and bring it to our box office at the Babylon Gallery, or give it to our duty manager at The Maltings during film screenings.
If you want to get more involved, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities at events or in the Gallery. If you want to find out more please see our Opportunities page.
For more details on becoming a member or Friend of Babylon ARTS contact: Caroline Cawley, Director
01353 616994 firstname.lastname@example.org