support us

If you are keen to support Echo Youth Theatre and the work our volunteers do, please consider becoming a Friend of EYT or donating to our Youth Enabling Sponsorship Scheme “YES”.

We are proud to have been supported by numerous individuals and businesses since we formed and if you would like to donate any items or services that we can use, please get in touch.


EYT strives to make our activities accessible and affordable, but for some the costs are still too much and prevent them from taking part. The YES scheme has been set up to allow people, or companies, to sponsor young people and make a difference.

Your sponsorship will enable a young person to access high quality performing arts and ignite their passion for performance. With your sponsorship, we can make sure a young person has every chance to succeed in what they enjoy. 

There are three main tiers of sponsorship:

Tier 1
£30  – this will give one young person £30 credit to use on any of our activities. 

Tier 2
£100 this will give one young person £100 credit to use on any of our activities. 

Tier 3
Unspecified – you can donate any amount to our YES Scheme and we will use your donation to grant bursaries to our members who qualify for support and show particular dedication or progress in an activity.  We will also use any unspecified donations to fund our outreach work to encourage more members eligible for support to get involved.

YES Sponsorship and Bursaries

Your sponsorship and our bursaries will be allocated to young people based on need.  We will use criteria such as free school meal eligibility and the young person’s specific circumstances to determine the awards, which will be decided by the Board of Directors.

Want to sponsor a young person or donate to the scheme? 


If you would like to sponsor a specific young person, or would like your sponsorship to go to a young person with specific needs or a young person who meets a specific criteria, please email us to discuss your donation.


Echo Youth Theatre is a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers.   Our adult volunteers give their time to provide high quality theatre experiences for our members, but we appreciate that not all of our supporters can give their time.

If you would like to support us financially and contribute to the work we do at EYT, we have a Friends Scheme which will allow you to donate and enjoy our shows:


For £45 you can become our friend and you will receive one free ticket to our next 2 shows with a free programme at each show.


For £75 you can become our special friend and you will receive 2 free tickets to our next 2 shows, with a free programme at each show.


For £150, our superstar friends will receive 4 free tickets to our next 2 shows, plus free programmes at each show, and the opportunity to place a free advert in our programmes and be listed as a sponsor on our website.

Friends Scheme

Our Sponsors

The Alan Thomas Memorial Fund

The Alan Thomas Memorial Fund has provided sponsorship funds to Echo Youth Theatre to support theatre activities for children from low-income families.

Alan was a dedicated teacher and Head of Languages at Highworth Comprehensive School in Wiltshire.  He passed away too early and his Memorial Fund is now used to support a range of youth and theatre activities, which he loved.

The Alan Thomas Memorial Fund provides bursaries to pay for EYT membership, attendance at workshops and show fees for children awarded the funding.  Please get in touch if you need financial support to fund your activities at EYT.

Great Hall Theatre Company

Founded as Great Hall Players in 1961, Great Hall Theatre Company performed at various venues in Norwich, and was latterly the resident theatre company at The Assembly House, in the heart of Norwich city centre. The company produced imaginative and challenging plays in the arena setting of the Noverre Ballroom and developed an enviable reputation for its work, attracting a loyal audience. The decision was made that the 60th Anniversary production in 2021 would be its last and, in line with its charitable purpose, Great Hall Theatre Company has donated its assets to local amateur theatre groups. Echo Youth Theatre have been honoured to receive generous donations of staging, lights and other equipment, which will benefit our productions for years to come.

Unit Mate Dereham

Unit Mate Dereham has been manufacturing double glazed sealed units for over 25 years. They specialise in double glazed sealed units, and the supply of UPVC doors, UPVC windows and conservatories (from survey to completion).

Managing Director Colin Nicol has been supporting youth theatre in Norfolk for over two decades and has been a supporter and sponsor of EYT since its launch. 

Unitmate provides logistic support for our set moves and without its support many of our more ambitious projects would just not be viable.

DandS Costumes

D and S Costumes, run by Dan and Sue Smith, specialises in the Theatrical sector, creating bespoke costumes and offering total package hires. 

A small team of dedicated creatives with a real passion for delivering exciting costume sets, their work is seen on stages all over the UK.  However, Dan is also a keen supporter of local theatre in Norwich and reguarly helps out on EYT’s costume making adventures.  

EYT’s costume budgets don’t run to hiring full costume sets and we like to reuse, upcycle and reinvent from donations and old stock and Dan is always available with advice, help and donations.


Marvell Financial Planning

M&G are experts in retirement solutions with a range of products and services, to help people towards their financial goals. 

Marvell Financial Planning partner with M&G to provide wealth advice run by Laura Marvell-James.  Laura is a regular theatre performer across Norfolk and a superstar friend of EYT.

Berries Barn Pianos

Berries Barn Pianos, run by Matt Hodges, local musician and music teacher, specialises in high-quality used modern pianos for a range of budgets. They renovate and refurbish pianos and offer full delivery and moving services. 

Berries Barn Pianos kindly donated and delivered a piano to our new venue at St Edmunds.

Fluffy Egg

Based in the heart of Norwich since 2012, Fluffy Egg are a team of passionate designers and developers that specialise in mobile apps, websites and bespoke software with beautiful user experiences. 

In 2022, we were delighted to accept Fluffy Egg’s offer to host our website and we are grateful for their support.

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