From The Royal Theatrical Fund

03 Jun 2024

His Majesty King Charles III

We are delighted to announce that His Majesty King Charles III has graciously decided to become Royal Patron of The Royal Theatrical Fund. His Majesty’s steadfast commitment to the arts and support for those in the entertainment profession is deeply appreciated by our community.

Founded in 1839, The Royal Theatrical Fund was established by a group of actors, led by our first Chairman, Charles Dickens, to address the severe hardships faced by many in the acting profession. Over the years, the Fund has been dedicated to providing financial assistance without restrictive covenants to those in need within or retired from the entertainment industry.

The RTF is honoured to be incorporated under two Royal Charters: the first granted in 1853 during the reign of Queen Victoria, and the second in 1974 by our former patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The support from the Royal Family has been instrumental in our mission, and we are grateful for their continued patronage.

Since our humble beginnings, we have aided thousands of individuals and families experiencing desperate times. His Majesty King Charles III’s patronage marks a new chapter in our history, reinforcing our commitment to supporting the entertainment community.

We are truly privileged to have His Majesty’s support and look forward to working together to uphold the legacy of The Royal Theatrical Fund.

11 Dec 2023

The RTF & ABF Choir visit Denville Hall

Last week we had the pleasure of taking the choir to sing their Christmas repertoire to the residents at Denville Hall.

Denville Hall opened in 1926 as the ‘Haven for elderly actors & actresses’, Denville Hall has been providing care for actors and members of the wider theatrical industry ever since.

What a privilege to perform there. Thank you for having us!

27 Oct 2023

Bill Kenwright CBE Vice President

He has been a wonderful friend to the RTF and his longstanding commitment to us as a Vice President was truly amazing.

Bill joined the RTF as a Vice President in 2003. His great friends our late President, Sir Donald Sinden and Paul Gane our late Chairman told wonderful stories about his visits to our various Board and AGM meetings.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very sad time, he will truly be missed not only by the RTF but also by the world of Theatre.

19 Oct 2023

The Royal Theatrical Fund’s Christmas Concert

8th December

The Royal Theatrical Fund are delighted to be returning to the Actors Church with their annual Christmas Concert.

Join us for an evening of traditional carols, readings, festive song and enjoy a Mulled wine and a mince pie with us after the concert.

Please note there is no set seating or this event. Find our ticket refund policy here

Book tickets here.

28 Jul 2023

The Dickens Room – Available for hire

The Dickens Room is a centrally located meeting room at 11 Garrick Street, home of The Royal Theatrical Fund in the heart of Theatreland!

Our newly refurbished meeting room can accommodate up to 20 people and has a versatile layout to suit your needs: theatre style, Board room, classroom or an informal layout.

Whether you need a space for play readings, auditions, board meetings or training sessions, we can offer you generous rates that will in turn be supporting The Royal Theatrical Funds beneficiaries.

For more information, get in touch at

25 May 2023


Over £70,000 was raised at the Acting for Others West End Flea Market last weekend!
Thank you to everyone who generously donated and helped make the Flea Market the most successful one yet!
The money raised will help us, and 13 other theatrical charities, continue to provide vital support within the arts.
02 Feb 2023

Christmas Concert

The Royal Theatrical Fund Christmas Concert.
Friday 9th December 2022
St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.

Featuring Janie Dee and Stefan Bednarczyk, Robert Lindsay, Sir Derek Jacobi, Ginny Holder, The Royal Theatrical Fund Choir and the London Show Choir.