Gifts in Wills

Since 1956, Chelsea Theatre has become a much-loved community hub and theatre in the World’s End Estate in Chelsea. As a registered charity (no. 1060460) Gifts in Wills are an important source of income for Chelsea Theatre and enable it to continue its long-standing tradition of presenting great artists and theatre shows, as well as community and education programs accessible to people from RBKC and beyond. This kind of gift can ensure that the missions and experiences of Chelsea Theatre is shared by future generations. Maintaining the scope of our programmes is challenging, and Chelsea Theatre relies on the help all our donors, including those who have left gifts in their Wills, to meet an annual funding gap. We cannot function on the revenue from box office sales and public grants alone. Gifts in Wills, whatever the size, can make an enormous difference to what we are able to do. You can be central to Chelsea Theatre’s achievements in future years.

Your gift will go a long way to:

  • Maintain and expand our community program to provide more activities and support to our local residents.
  • Maintain and expand our education program to provide the best learning tools to our local residents, helping them developing new skills and improving access to equal opportunities.
  • Maintain and develop our theatre activity, including Children theatre shows, our groundbreaking Live Art ‘SACRED’ season, musicals, concerts and a lot more.

 

Your gift, no matter the size, will make a significant difference and will have an impact on the life of hundreds of people. We shall insure that all legacies are spent where the need is greatest and we are always happy to discuss our donors specific intentions with them.

What do I say in my Will if I want to leave Chelsea Theatre a legacy?

If you are kindly considering leaving us a gift then the wording below can be used in your Will.
However, we always recommend that you take professional advice to ensure the legacy meets your our personal circumstances. Your solicitor can advise you to make sure that your intentions are expressed in correct legal terms.

Suggested wording

Residuary bequest:
This is the gift of whatever is left (the residue) after specific gifts to family and friends, expenses, debts or liabilities have been paid.

‘I give all (or a ….% share of) the residue of my estate to the Chelsea Theatre Charity No. 1060460 to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.’

Pecuniary bequest:
This is a gift of a fixed amount of money and the exact figure must be stated.

‘I give free of tax to the Chelsea Theatre Charity No. 1060460 the sum of £ [words and figures] to be used for its general charitable purposes, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.’