‘Local people have an extraordinarily good, and reasonably priced, venue on their doorstep and it would be crazy for anyone not to support it.’ – Chris Nash, member
Set in the heart of Farnham, the Maltings is a creative enterprise that works with artists and communities to encourage the most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible.
We have had a rich history of community involvement since 1969, when the buildings were rescued from dereliction by 800 local residents. We exist today because of the support and ambition of those residents and have grown into an organisation with a strong local, regional and national reputation.
Each year, we host over 400,000 visits, present over 4,500 performances and, in 2013, over 37,000 people in the South East saw theatre productions either created by, produced by or supported by the Maltings.
Thanks to your support we are an ambitious arts organisation and a financially robust charity (registered charity number: 305034), one that is largely self-sustaining. Over 95% of our day-to-day costs are self-generated, which for any arts venue in 2014 is quite an achievement.
We receive regular funding from Arts Council England, Farnham Borough Council and Waverley Borough Council, and receive project funding from a wide range of partners including the British Army and Alzheimer’s UK. We are also grateful to those individuals who continue to support us through volunteering and making donations whatever size.
‘audiences are at the heart of their work. They are interested in taking art to everyone’ – Victoria Melody, associate artist
We are many things to many different people, but it’s our belief that creativity and the arts helps us to make sense of the world that brings people together. By encouraging people to participate in the arts, as audience and makers, we will foster a healthier, happier and safer contemporary Britain.
Your support plays a vital role in enabling this to happen; to find out more about how you can continue to help support us please follow the links below.