Theatres and production companies

The theatre community has historically played a vital role in fundraising campaigns to support the awareness of and research into HIV, and we are passionate about continuing this important legacy.

Make us your charity of the year

Waverley Care were delighted to be selected as one of three Charity of the Year partners at the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2022.

This partnership enabled us to reach large audiences to raise awareness about support, prevention and treatment for HIV and generated a transformational amount of donations.

As an inclusive theatre we want to use our platform to help Waverley Care smash stigma and make a better world for those living with HIV or hepatitis.

Claire McCarragher, Edinburgh Playhouse Assistant Customer Experience Manager

By making us your charity of the year, you ensure that we are visible and that we can continue to support the people who need us most.


We can support you by
  • Offering training and information sessions for your staff alongside information and posters about HIV and hepatitis.
  • Providing fundraising materials such as t-shirts, collection tins and various donation methods such as text-to-donate stickers, QR codes and leaflets.
  • Promoting your show and fundraising efforts on social media.


You can support us by
  • Providing an announcement about Waverley Care from the stage. We’ve found that a stage announcement at the end of the performance can generate 10 times more donations from audience members.
  • Including an information section about Waverley Care in your theatre guide or show programme to signpost to our services and show the impact of donations from your audience.
  • Offering a variety of donation methods for your audiences. This could be through QR codes and text-to-donate codes spread around your venue, on your social media or in your programme, or through some classic bucket shaking and collection tins.

Through bucket collections, shout outs from stage and posting on our social media platforms, we have helped to raise just under £10,000 for Waverley Care in 9 months.

Edinburgh Playhouse


Our theatre partnerships

We are so lucky be partnered with various fantastic theatre companies across Edinburgh, such as Bare Productions, The Bohemians, Never Ending Theatre and Captivate Theatre. Through these partnerships, we have been able to provide information and support to the local community, spread awareness of challenging stigma, and have hosted joint fundraising events.

Through a partnership together, Waverley Care can also support your company through promoting any upcoming shows and ticket sales through our social media channels and to our supporters.

Fundraise with us

We’re enthusiastic about fundraising with all production companies, theatre groups or venues, no matter how large or small. Get in touch if you would be interested in working with us.

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