NEWS

RETRACTABLE SEATING PROPOSAL FOR KUCOM THEATRE
 

Kucom has commenced a new and exciting stage in our theatre development and we need the help of all members, friends, and other interested parties to join forces and bring this project to reality.

Why retractable seating?

  • It offers flexible use of the space available, enabling us to accommodate other in-house activities and also to provide a multipurpose venue for other community groups to utilise.

  • Comfortable and optimum viewing for patrons.

 

Currently we are using plastic chairs on a flat floor – definitely not commensurate with comfort or optimal viewing.

The proposed seating will have 100 seats in 6 rows with 2 lit aisles. The front row will have 16 removable seats, some or all of which can be removed to accommodate wheelchairs. The seats themselves will be fully upholstered and the floor carpeted. The operation of the retractable seating will be fully automatic.

We have identified 5 ways in which you and your friends and acquaintances can easily support this project, an exciting community endeavour.  You will become a part of the Kucom story and take your place in the pages of its history:

  1. Adopt a seat (and every theatre audience will know who to thank for their comfortable seating).

  2. GoFundMe page (no matter the size of the contribution, from $1 upwards you can be a contributor and proudly feel ownership of the Kucom seating).

    • A GoFundMe page has been set up explaining our project and enabling donations of any size.

    • There is a lot of information about our history and our project on this site, so we encourage everyone to go check it out and share it with all your friends and acquaintances.

  3. Corporate donors (have your brand permanently associated with the support of community endeavours, and the Arts in particular). 

    • Major or corporate donors who give $500 or more will have their names inscribed on an honour board on permanent display in the foyer of the theatre as a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-star donor. So please consider if you know of an individual or business that would be interested in donating to this community group and we will contact them.

  4.  Simon’s Vortex (everyone can take part - empty the loose change from your pocket and purse the next time you or your children visit Kucom Theatre).

    • Whenever you visit the theatre, you will find ‘Simon’s Vortex’ in the foyer. Loose change down the vortex has provided plenty of fun for contributors as the coin rolls down the side chute and spins till it drops. Every little helps and all contributions are gratefully received.

  5. Containers for Change. Consider donating your refunds from can and bottle recycling to Kucom. Simply write Kucom’s number (C10180165) on your bag of bottles/cans when you drop them at a facility near you.

Download a copy of Kucom Theatre's
Strategic Plan 2013-2025 here

DONOR ENTITLEMENTS

 

Adopt a seat

 

As part of the fundraising for this seating package, we are offering, for the donation of $150, the opportunity for you to ‘adopt’ a seat and have an engraved name plate (with your name or that of a loved one in memorial) attached to the seat. The number of the seat will be allotted by means of a draw.

For $200 you may ‘adopt’ a seat (with nameplate) and pick your own number (if it is available).

The draw for remaining numbers will be made ASAP after the chosen seats are allocated.

Adoption of a seat does not guarantee your use of that particular seat at all shows (this would make bookings very difficult) so we encourage you to book early for shows if you would like to sit in your adopted seat (or behind it if you want to see your name during the show).

Corporate or Individual Major Donors

Honour Board 2022


5 Star: donation of $10,000 or more

  • Name or company name inscribed on the Honour Board in lettering larger than 4 Star (largest lettering).

  • 4 seats, chosen from those available, will have a name or company name inscribed on them (no guarantee policy linked to booking those seats).

  • Eligible for advertising in production programs for 5 years.

  • Eligible for 2 free tickets to the opening night of all productions each year for the first 5 years.

  • Eligible for 2 ‘fundraiser’ or ‘social’ nights over the first 2 years. For the cost of the performance rights for the night, you will have the right to sell or give away the tickets for the performance. Kucom will operate the bar and provide the nibbles. (This suggests a company function, but individuals might use it to raise money for a charity).


4 Star: donation of $5000 or more

  • Name or company name inscribed on the Honour Board in lettering larger than 3 Star.

  • 3 seats, chosen from those available, will have a name or company name inscribed on them (no guarantee policy linked to booking those seats).

  • Eligible for advertising in production programs for 4 years.

  • Eligible for 2 free tickets to the opening night of 3 productions each year for the first 4 years.

 

3 Star: donation of $2000 or more

  • Name or company name inscribed on the Honour Board in lettering larger than 2 Star.

  • 2 seats, chosen from those available, will have a name or company name inscribed on them (no guarantee policy linked to booking those seats).

  • Eligible for advertising in production programs for 3 years.

  • Eligible for 2 free tickets to the opening night of 3 productions each year for the first 3 years.


2 Star: donation of $1000 or more

  • Name or company name inscribed on the Honour Board in lettering larger than 1 Star.

  • 1 seat, chosen from those available, will have a name or company name inscribed on it (no guarantee policy linked to booking that seat).

  • Eligible for advertising in production programs for 2 years.

  • Eligible for 2 free tickets to the opening night of 2 productions each year for the first 2 years.


1 Star: donation of $500 or more

  • Name or company name inscribed on the Honour board in ‘smallest’ lettering.

  • Eligible for advertising in production programs for 1 year.

  • Eligible for 2 free tickets to any opening night of one of our productions for the first year.

 

We ask all members, friends, and friends of friends to consider if you can assist Kucom in this worthwhile venture and help us raise the necessary funds. Any donation, large or small, will be gratefully received. Whether or not you are in a position to help us financially, we ask you to please forward the information to your friends and acquaintances and ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this information on our Facebook page.

Thank you all!