Do you know someone who deserves to Take a Seat?

SUPPORT Singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe is backing the scheme
SUPPORT Singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe is backing the scheme
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THE New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth is inviting the public to be part of the next chapter in its long and illustrious life.

We’re asking readers to nominate people who deserve to have their name on a plaque on a seat in the new auditorium of this historic Victorian theatre.

It could be a friend or relation who loves theatre, maybe somebody who has shown great bravery in overcoming illness or adversity, or who has done selfless work in the community and deserves to be honoured.

This exclusive offer is part of the theatre’s new Take A Seat campaign, which gives residents, businesses, organisations and theatre fans the opportunity to sponsor a seat for £215.

Seats will display each sponsor’s name on a plaque for the life of the seat.

The NTR has enjoyed more than 150 years as a cultural landmark in the heart of the city and is set to reopen in the autumn following a £4.5m rebuild and refurbishment programme.

This includes a creative learning centre dedicated to Oscar-winning writer and director Anthony Minghella.

To nominate someone for a free named plaque on a seat of their choice, please e-mail with the name of the nominee and an explanation of why they deserve this honour.

The closing date is midnight on June 25, 2015. For more about the Take A Seat campaign, go to