Maintenance and improvement of infrastructures of the Forest Theatre of NTNG


The Forest Theatre of Thessaloniki (Theatro Dassous) is the most emblematic open-air theatre venue of the National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG) located on the slopes of Kedrinos Hill (otherwise known as Seich Sou), enjoying a panoramic view over the city and its port. This theatre has been operating without interruption since 1976 and is a key meeting point for the citizens of Thessaloniki as well as  visitors to the city. Through a wide range of art events every summer, including ancient Greek drama, concerts, music and dance performances, the theatre is a home to modern culture attracting audiences and artists not only from the Balkans but also from all over Europe.



With the passing of time, however this fine theatre, has suffered considerable wear and tear. According to the relevant study, waterproofing of the stage and the theatre seating area is necessary. At the same time new buildings will be built aiming at housing key parts of stage sets and costumes of historic NTNG productions with a view to organising guided visits also in the winter time.


In line with its commitment to promote culture, act4Greece supports the action “Maintenance and improvement of infrastructures of the Forest Theatre of Thessaloniki (Theatro Dassous)” from 15.12.2016 through 30.4.2017, on a total budget of €132,880. The NTNG is contributing with €27,880. Through Act4Greece, additional financial resources amounting to €105,000 are being sought.



 


In gratitude to those who support this effort, the NTNG is undertaking the initiative to offer a token reward to donors:

  • for donations of over €1, a thankyou letter signed by the Chairman and the Artistic Director of NTNG
  • for donations of over €20, a thankyou letter -as above- and a historical memento of NTNG (poster and programme of the play presented in Epidaurus Ancient Theatre)
  • for donations of over €50, two (2) tickets for NTNG productions as well as poster and programme for each
  •  for donations of over €100, a collection of programmes from significant plays and four (4) tickets for NTNG productions
  • for donations of over €200, invitations to 2 NTNG premieres and photo with the cast, as well as four (4) tickets for NTNG productions
  • for donations of over €500, a double invitation, premium seats and programme for the play “Seven against Thebes” presented in Epidaurus Ancient Theatre as well as six (6) tickets for NTNG’s winter productions
  • for donations of over €1,000, an invitation to all NTNG’s premieres, ten (10) tickets for the theatre’s winter productions, two (2) tickets for the play “Seven against Thebes” and the designation of “Supporter of the Forest Theatre” on NTNG’s website as well as the first page of the theatre’s e-book
  • for donations of over €5,000, an invitation to all NTNG’s premieres, twenty (20) tickets for the theatre’s winter productions, four (4) tickets for the play “Seven against Thebes”, two (2) premium tickets and the designation of “Supporter of the Forest Theatre” on NTNG’s website as well as the first page of the theatre’s e-book
  • for donations of over €10,000, the donors concerned will be given the title “Supporter” of NTNG, receiving the respective benefits (promotion in printed material, posters, website, social media, invitations, etc. for further details click here), as well as a reference on the first page of NTNG’s e-book
  • for donations of over €20,000, the donors concerned will be referred to as “Sponsor” of NTNG, receiving the respective benefits (promotion at press conference, in printed material, posters, website, social media, invitations, etc. for further details click here), as well as a reference on the first page of NTNG’s e-book
  • for donations of over €50,000, the donors concerned will be referred to as “Sponsor” of the play “Seven against Thebes” that will be on tour throughout Greece in summer 2017. Sponsors will enjoy widespread promotion all over Greece (press conference, advertising banners, posters, full page advertisements etc. as described here), as well as a reference on the first page of NTNG’s e-book.
  • for donations of over €100,000, the donors concerned will be referred to as “Grand Sponsor” of NTNG, enjoying a comprehensive relationship with NTNG, as described here. and also a plaque of honor as an NTNG Donor.


Donations can also be made by making a direct deposit at any NBG branch or a money transfer through NBG’s internet, phone and mobile banking to Account no. 080/005126-84 (ΙΒΑΝ: GR96001100800000008000512684 / BIC: ETHNGRAA).



 

Moreover, as part of the fundraising for the maintenance of the Forest Theatre, the NTNG is taking an initiative aimed at interacting with its audience: we invite everyone to send their own photo or video and share with us their own memories of the Forest Theatre.

Send your photo or video to the following e-mail: [email protected].

At the end of our effort, photos and videos will be published on the NTNG website together with the names of the donors.SaveSaveSaveSaveSave