We Can't Do It Without You
You probably know that Eden Court is the only major arts centre in the Highlands, but you might not realise we are also a registered charity. We need your support so we can keep on inspiring, entertaining and involving people all over the Highlands in the arts.
As a registered charity we receive a public subsidy which covers less than a quarter of our costs. And on average we keep a little less than 20% of what you pay for a ticket to a show (most of it pays the performers or producer). This means that even if we sold every ticket to every show we still need to find a way of covering a gap in our funding.
That is why we have to ask for your help. We want to keep offering the same choice and quality of events. We want to make sure our young people continue to have opportunities to experience the arts. We can only do this with your support.
Entertaining the Highlands
We offer the chance to see more than 400 live performances in our two theatres every year, including some of the best performers from around the world as well as our finest home grown talent. Or you can choose from the 30 or more fantastic films screened in our two superb cinemas each month.
Whether you enjoy classical music, ballet, opera or world cinema, comedy, musicals, drama or contemporary dance, without Eden Court, you probably wouldn’t get to see it here in the Highlands.
Inspiring a Generation
We have built up the largest arts education programme in the UK and are seen nationally as experts in the important job of developing creativity in our young people.
Over 60 classes a week are on offer at Eden Court in a huge variety of expressive arts, for all ages and abilities. And all around the Highlands our dance and drama specialists are helping communities and schools get involved in the arts.
This involvement can be life changing. It could be the beginning of a lifelong interest. Taking part can help build confidence and happiness and for some young people, being involved in our projects has helped them back into education and given them new direction in their lives.
See more about our arts education work.
Welcoming to All
Our aim is to be accessible and welcoming to everybody, whatever needs you might have. This includes making coming to see or taking part in events affordable for certain groups and enjoyable for those who require specific assistance. Providing signed, audio described and captioned performances, for example, means many people have been able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of live theatre or seeing films on the big screen for the first time.