Since 2005, The Mission Theatre's resident company Next Stage has transformed The Mission from a dilapidated, empty building into a vibrant and much-loved venue in the heart of Bath. The continuing dedication and hard work of Next Stage actors and volunteers onstage, backstage and front-of-house enables The Mission Theatre to thrive. Our well-attended and critically acclaimed productions raise the public profile of the theatre, as well as providing vital financial support for the building.

Be an Angel for Next Stage and make a real difference to the development and future of The Mission Theatre.

We are asking you to support The Mission Theatre by helping to sponsor one of Next Stage’s forthcoming productions. At any performance audience members see the result of months of planning and preparation, with the cost of a week-long run averaging £2,000. So far our Angel Appeal has raised over £4,000 a year and we are extremely grateful to all our Angels.

We are always seeking Angels for our forthcoming shows - see for more information about our productions.

This is your chance to Be an Angel and, by helping with the cost of Next Stage’s acclaimed productions, you will allow precious funds to be channelled back into The Mission Theatre. Thank you.

  • Fund a Frock: £50 hires one costume for a week's run

  • Buy the Bits: £100 provides props for a play

  • Set the Stage: £150 buys or hires scenery for a production

  • Print the Publicity: £200 per show

  • Pay for a Performance: £500 buys the performing rights to produce a modern play for one week in The Mission

  • Sponsor a Show: £2,000 pays the expenses for an entire production

If you would like to Be an Angel send or deliver a cheque payable to Next Stage to The Mission Theatre 32 Corn Street Bath BA1 1UF with a letter explaining which performance you would like to sponsor, and whether you would be happy for your name to be be associated with the production on any publicity or in the programme.

Thank you for your support.