Real Circumstance is a registered charity, and our work is made possible by project funding from Arts Council England, charitable trusts, philanthropists, and corporate partners. This support enables Real Circumstance to thrive & provides us with the resources to produce innovative work of the highest quality, both nationally & internationally.

Real Circumstance is currently fundraising to produce our two new plays Under a Tree at the End of Time and The Silence of Stars, and develop plays by two talented writers from the East of England.

“Evolving at an impressive rate. Real Circumstance are that rarest of things, a company which combines the immediacy of the best devised work with the precision of anauthored text. They are very exciting indeed.” Royal National Theatre

Ways to give

Click here to donate the amount of your choice securely online (ticking the Gift Aid box if you are a UK tax payer).

By declaring that your donation is eligible for Gift Aid, we can reclaim the tax that you have paid on your donation, thereby increasing the value of your gift by 28% at no cost to you. For more information on Gift Aid, click here.

Text REAL04 plus the amount of your choice (£2, £5, £10) to 70070, and support Real Circumstance through JustTextGiving.


Friends of Real Circumstance commit to an annual sum that helps to support our work and brings with it a range of benefits.

Imaginary Friends – £25+ per year

  • Regular updates on our productions & their progress
  • Invitation to private readings of our productions in development (attendable both in person and online)
  • Credit on the website and in programmes

Close Friends – £100+ per year

  • All of the benefits above, plus:
  • Invitation to Post-Show discussions & drinks with the Cast and Creative Team
  • One complimentary ticket to the Press Night of Real Circumstance productions
  • You will receive exclusive artistic material from the world of Real Circumstance’s current or most recent play

Real Friends – £200+ per year

  • All of the benefits above, plus:
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Press Night of Real Circumstance productions
  • Online chat with the Artistic Director and Creative Producer – your opportunity to gain exclusive insights into Real Circumstance and its work

If you would like to join our Friends Scheme, please contact Anna Bewick on .

Charitable Trusts & Foundations are pivotal to Real Circumstance's success. Real Circumstance is very grateful to the grant-making organisations that have supported our work, which include: Arts Council England, the Foyle Foundation, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Split Infinitive Trust, and Essex County Council.

If you would like to discuss how our work might further your charity's aims, please contact Anna Bewick on .

Support Real Circumstance through your business & in return we can tailor a package to your business's needs. As part of their corporate social responsibility, corporate partners can support Real Circumstance by sponsoring a production or providing in-kind services such as office or rehearsal space

Our benefits for corporate partners include corporate training,  invitations to gala events at our production, and consultancy based on our sector expertise.

If you are interested in joining Real Circumstance as a corporate partner, please contact Anna Bewick on .

A new way of playmaking

Welcome to Real Circumstance's website! As a first time visitor, we would like to get things off to a good start with a special 25% off promo code for our 2014 Lab series for emergent artists - masterclasses on producing, marketing, and fundraising. Simply quote REALFRIEND when booking. Click HERE for details.