102% Funded


Target: €3700


€3,800 Raised


43 Funders

Camden Palace's stageless thespians

By Luno Valetti



This is an urgent appeal! I am Danny Forde, Camden Palace Hotel spokesman, and I ask you today for a few minutes of your time and maybe a few of your precious shekels, dinaros or dollars. But firstly, I must tell you of Camden Palace Hotel! Located on the banks of the river Lee in Cork city centre, Camden Palace Hotel has been providing space and facilities to artists since 2009. Incorporating fields as diverse as painting, theatre, dance, film-making, music and photography, to name but a few, Camden Palace Hotel encourages and facilitates creative experimentation, idea-sharing and collaboration amongst artists of all disciplines. Camden Palace Hotel is an independent not for profit arts centre, currently receiving zero funding, we are a self sufficient entity helped along by public donations and the hard work of our volunteers. We aim to encourage creative partnerships and collaboration between, artists, individuals, business, community groups and other public bodies, as well as to promote social inclusion and diversity through actively encouraging access and participation to all.

Situated in the middle of Camden Palace Hotel is the theatre, an intimate 90 seater venue. To date the theatre has hosted several different projects ranging from 'Chekov Plays' presented by Gulliver's Travelling Theatre, to the Orchard Theatre Comapny's 'Stones in his Pockets' and Shelagh Stephenson's 'Five Kinds of Silence'.   For these shows we were lucky enough to be able to borrow a stage from some kindly wizards, but alas they have flown the coop and the theatre is still without a stage…..and the actors are loose….when captured one actor was quoted as saying:

"Please help us with our project to bring quality, professional theatre productions to Camden Palace Hotel. In the last year the theatre space in Camden Palace Hotel has been decorated to a very high standard, an in house theatre company set up and now we just need a new stage to get our theatre project up and running full time. We have worked on a number of newly written innovative projects this year which has seen the collaboration of many visual and performing artists, both resident and visiting, Camden Palace Hotel. What we need now is to take this project to the next level where we can invite both local and international artists to Cork." - Maria O'Callaghan, Camden Palace Theatre Co-op

So over the next few weeks, as your kind donations start coming in, we'll upload a new video once a week to our blog updating you on our progress, rounding up the actors, building the stage and all the other nonsense…..then of course, all going well, we'll have the stage up and running in February 2012, with the opening show scheduled for (fingers crossed) Valentines night....so please get donating and follow the weekly updates on the blog and on the Fund it site.

Thanks again!




Well we made it by the skin of our teeth! This project would not have been possible without the help of Seamus Hegarty, Maria O'Callaghan, Lisa Zagone and all the actors who put up with my nonsense! Of course the biggest thanks is reserved for you fine people and your charitable donations, thank you. See y'all in February!

Fundit ad 5

Merry christmas people of the interweb, here's part 5 of the ad series for fundit ::: http://youtu.be/6sUYnJQzE7c Enjoy!

Fundit Ad 4

Ahoy folks, The latest instalment is available here: http://youtu.be/gy8MVPDAzks Project is moving along slowly but surely, hoping santa's going to hook us up with some of those sweet seasonably charitable donations to get us to to 100%!!! Happy christmas to you all! LV.

What are you getting Camden Palace for christmas?

Short blog up http://stagelessthespians.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-are-you-getting-camden-for.html Again, thanks to everyone who has donated, the project is going really well so far, lots of collaboration and strange costumes thus far, much more to come....

New Blog

New blog up: http://stagelessthespians.blogspot.com/2011/12/actors-from-encyclopaedia-poppycock.html Thanks again to all who have donated so far....lots more to come....

Actors aren't just for christmas

Short blog posted http://stagelessthespians.blogspot.com/2011/12/actors-arent-just-for-christmas.html Thanks so much for the kind donations, keep em coming!


Newest video is online... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=1k12xIYnPlA Enjoy and please donate...thanks a million to those who've donated already, I love you all!


Ah yes, yes, second video is just uploaded...go check it out, link below...or find it on the blog...or the Camden Palace facebook page....enjoy...and thanks!!!



funders (43)

There are 39 public funders of this project

There are 4 anonymous funders of this project