The Kay Mellor Fund

Leeds Playhouse is delighted to announce a special Fund in memory of the trailblazing screenwriter, with full support of her family, friends, and production company Rollem, to ensure Kay’s legacy and passion for supporting new writers is continued at our theatre in her home city.

The Kay Mellor Fund will provide opportunities for new writers with a commitment to developing and championing new voices to write for our stages. The fund will enable Leeds Playhouse to offer bespoke investment, mentoring and training opportunities to support early career artists.

Donate to The Kay Mellor Fund and be a part of Kay’s legacy.

Leeds Playhouse is a registered charity (255460) and every penny you give will go directly to ensure Kay’s legacy and passion for supporting new writers is celebrated and continued at the Playhouse.

A donation of any size helps to support the future of new writing in Kay Mellor’s memory at Leeds Playhouse – help us create the storytellers of the future.

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For more information contact Kate Jeeves, Head of Development

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Other ways to donate to The Kay Mellor Fund

Text KMF followed by the donation amount to 70085.

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from Leeds Playhouse. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from the Playhouse, please text KMFNOINFO and your amount instead.

Donations can be made on Leeds Playhouse’s website, calling box office on 0113 213 7700 or visiting the box office in person.

Donations over £1000 we will be acknowledged on our Meet The Supporters page please do let us know therefore if you wish to remain anonymous.

And please remember to Gift Aid your donation, so that the Playhouse can claim an additional 25% from HMRC on your donation at no extra cost to you.

Please contact us if you would like to explore how to:

  • Fund a new play commission
  • Sponsor a writer or a new play at Leeds Playhouse
  • Make a donation in a different way
  • Host a fundraiser of behalf of the Fund

    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell