Here at The Witham arts centre, our passion, imagination and determination are boundless – unlike our resources!
The Witham is a registered charity run by a small staff team and supported by volunteers. We, unlike many arts organisations, don’t employ a fundraising specialist; we regularly apply for, and secure grants, but we are not a regularly funded organisation. This means that we rely on donations, volunteers, ticket sales, gallery sales, custom in the Dispensary cafe and the support of our Friends to ensure our survival.
The Witham continues to go from strength-to-strength thanks to the fantastic support and enthusiasm displayed by the local community. However, we need to ensure our future is secure and you can help us do just that.
There are three key ways that you can get involved - by donating, becoming a volunteering and joining our Friends of The Witham Scheme.
Donating to support the arts in our community
The Witham is a registered charity dedicated to enabling cultural, community and commercial events and activities to take place in Barnard Castle for the benefit of residents and visitors.
The Witham is a registered arts charity and we require support to meet our running costs and to enable us to stage exciting events and support local community groups and commercial activities.
You can support us by clicking on the JustGiving link below, emailing email@example.com to arrange a direct debit, or making a cheque out to Witham Hall Ltd. and posting it to DONATION, c/o Caroline Maughan, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8LY
We're looking to build upon our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help us engage with members of the public and help the keep the cogs at The Witham well oiled. We'd like to hear from you if you: are looking to learn new skills, share existing skills, enjoy working in a team, enjoy working in public facing roles, if you're looking to get back into work, or if you simply want to put something back into your local community. We’re looking for volunteers who can spare a minimum of eight hours per month in order to help out at The Witham.
Roles that we’re currently recruiting for include: Gallery Assistants, Box Office and Visitor Information Assistants, Stewards, and a Retail Volunteer.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01833 631107 to have a chat about volunteering and request a Volunteer Inquiry Form.
Joining The Witham Friends
“Thy Friendship makes us fresh” William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I
Supporting The Witham with an annual Friends Membership will allow you to enjoy a range of benefits, including:
- Discounts on selected tickets
- Priority booking for selected events
- Invitations to exhibition preview evenings
- 10% discount at the Dispensary Cafe Bar (daytime)
- Friends' events
- Friends' e-newsletters
An annual Friends Membership costs £20 for Individual Membership, or £35 for Joint Membership (two people living at the same address). Download a form here and drop it into the Box Office Shop during opening hours.