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You can make a difference and help us make beautiful theatre and create collaborative communities.

Love Improbable? Help us grow by joining our membership scheme.

We’ve been a charity since January 2014 and each year we have ambitious fundraising targets to meet to enable us to keep producing the work that we are passionate about.

It would be incredible if you could help us meet these goals and become part of our journey.

We’re looking for supporters who are excited by Improbable’s artistic vision, want to help shape the company’s future, and believe that art has the power to change our world and our lives.

We’d love you to be a part of Improbable’s story.

If you’d like any more details, or would like to talk to us about supporting the company, please email

If you’d like to join us, you can make a one-off donation or become a regular Supporter using the Donate button below.

Current Supporters: Implementors: Justin Shinebourne | Improvers: Ruth Mackenzie CBE | Impresarios: Dr. David G. Knott & Françoise Girard | Plus all our Improbables

Trusts & Foundations: Wellcome Trust | The Austin and Hope Pilkington Foundation | The Mackintosh Foundation



From £40 per year (or £3.33 per month)

£100 pays for one Devoted & Disgruntled satellite event.


  • Advance notice of our forthcoming programmes of work
  • Wherever possible, priority booking
  • A monthly video update from the Artistic Directors & the Improbable team
  • With donations of £100 or more, a free pack of pocket-sized Open Space principles



£1,000-£2,499 per year

£1,500 pays for one BSL interpreted and one captioned performance of an Improbable production.


  • All benefits listed above.
  • An invitation to a Supporters’ Night for each production, including a post-show reception with the company and the Improbable team.
  • An invitation to a Supporters’ Breakfast once a year where the Artistic Directors discuss their plans for the year ahead.
  • Credit as a Patron on Improbable’s website and in production programmes



£2,500-£7,499 per year

£4,900 pays an ensemble performer through all the rehearsals and performances of an Improbable opera.


  • All benefits listed above.
  • Invitations to press nights of Improbable’s productions. 
  • A backstage tour for each Improbable production. 



£7,500-£9,999 per year

£9,000 pays for everything we need for a two week run of Permission Improbable, our project supporting women in improvisation.


  • All benefits listed above.
  • Access to a rehearsal or dress rehearsal of Improbable productions.
  • Opportunity to attend a model box meeting for one Improbable production per year.




£15,000 pays for the set and costumes for a small scale Improbable production


  • All benefits listed above.
  • Annual lunch with the Artistic Directors




£100,000 pays for an Improbable production and comes with a host of bespoke benefits. You could also join a commissioning circle, a select group of people who see an Improbable project from inception to final production and have a close relationship to the company, which could include attendance at design meetings, the opportunity to attend rehearsals, and invitations to the press night and post-show reception.