The Carnegie is a vital part of the community and, as a registered charity, fundraising is essential to help us deliver our varied programme of events and services, and take care of our Grade II listed building.

Whilst we receive some grant funding, this only goes part of the way to delivering our commitment to the community. That’s why the support of our donors, friends and corporate partners is crucial to ensure we can continue our work.

Below you’ll find ways to donate and support us. Your donation, whether big or small, will go towards; everyday running costs, new equipment, new and existing projects, supporting vulnerable members of our community and maintaining the building.

Children of the Carnegie Music Centre around a piano


You can donate as much or as little as you like, we’re grateful for every penny.

If you add Gift Aid we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no extra cost to you.


If your group or business would like to give a regular donation, you can sponsor the Carnegie.

If you’d like to find out more about our sponsorship opportunities, call us on 01900 602122 or email us at boxoffice@carnegietheatre.co.uk

More ways to support the Carnegie

  • Shop and give – raise a free donation for us every time you shop online via The Giving Machine
  • Try your luck at the Allerdale and Lakeland Lottery – at least 60% from each ticket sold goes to support the Allerdale area, and there’s a chance to win the £25,000 jackpot every week!
  • Fundraise for the Carnegie through an activity or event of your own via Wonderful.org
  • Spread the news – share our campaign on social media.
  • Keep an eye out for future fundraising events.
  • Come and visit us – we have a wide range of shows and entertainment, and our café and bar are great places to relax over a drink or a meal.

Your support goes a long way and we’re thankful for every penny you can spare to help us and our community thrive.