Amid the distractions of social media and computer games, young people need something that will stretch their minds and hone their techniques of self-expression.

PlaystoSee is all about encouraging enthusiasm for the performing arts and developing critical appreciation.

Playstosee.com is a showcase for talent, particularly young talent, allowing them a platform to share their knowledge and appreciation of drama, musicals, opera, comedy, cabaret, ballet and even the circus. Our reach is truly global so our reviewers have the pleasure of knowing that their reviews will be read by people around the world.

We need sponsors in order to expand our network of contributors and our connections with theatres and cultural organisations around the world.

No sum is too small.

Thank you for your support!

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Playstosee.com is a showcase for talent, particularly young talent, allowing them a platform to share their knowledge and appreciation of drama, musicals, opera, comedy, cabaret, ballet and even the circus. Our reach is truly global so our reviewers have the pleasure of knowing that their reviews will be read by people around the world.

We need sponsors in order to expand our network of contributors and our connections with theatres and cultural organisations around the world.

No sum is too small. 

To pledge a donation by cheque, select ‘Offline Donation’ below. For a donation via credit card, select the PayPal option – you do not actually need a PayPal account in order to make a credit card donation through PayPal.

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Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Plays To See to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Plays To See we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Plays To See to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Plays To See will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Plays To See receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Playstosee.com is a registered charity (Charity No: 1151193).

The Charity is established to encourage the appreciation and enjoyment of the performing arts (drama, opera, dance theatre, etc.) and to encourage interest in and knowledge of the performing arts among all sectors of the population, the young in particular, across the globe. These aims will be accomplished, using charitable donations, by:

  • Commissioning and publishing reviews of current productions of performances on the Playstosee.com website, without charge to the public.
  • Maintaining and developing the Playstosee.com website.
  • Giving individuals with an interest in the performing arts develop their writing skills and become accredited reviewers, with their work published and disseminated in the public arena on the Internet.
  • Arranging for theatres to provide free tickets for performances, to be allocated to accredited reviewers of Playstosee.com.
  • Offering critical writing and theatre workshops.
  • Developing collaborations with educational institutions (schools and universities) in nurturing creative and critical writing, through specific projects and providing a conduit for informing the public about them.
  • Engaging with literature and theatre departments in academia on specific projects, and act as a conduit for informing the public about them.
  • Giving youth the opportunity to experience the richness and appreciation of the performing arts.
  • Promoting and publishing good reviews submitted by school children and students in higher education.
  • Collaborating with educational initiatives of theatres to expand and enhance interest in the performing arts among the young.
  • Promoting expressions of multiculturalism by:
    • Providing publicity for International theatre festivals
    • Arranging for reviewers, young in particular, the opportunity to see shows and review them.
    • Publish reviews in English with a summary in the local language.