Fundraising professional Silvia Melchior is the go-to expert for London’s incredible arts and cultural sector. Silvia’s career has led her to the Donmar Warehouse, the 250-seat, not-for-profit theatre in Covent Garden known for its intimate atmosphere where the audience is always close to the action.
Silvia and her team are responsible for raising money to make sure that the Donmar can continue to make the high-quality productions that the award-winning theatre is known for, while still keeping ticket prices affordable for everyone.
Very much part of the London scene, Silvia’s career has taken her to English National Ballet and the Southbank Centre, as well as the Royal Opera House and Handel House Museum, so she sees London through a theatrical lens, there’s not much that she doesn’t know when it comes to discovering just what to catch on stage each season.
DONMAR DIRECTOR’S FORUM
Silvia encourages you to celebrate the joy of performance once more in the West End with an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience offering you a glimpse of what it’s like behind the scenes. With an exclusive invitation to a Donmar Director’s Forum event, you are invited to a drinks reception before curtain up, as well as a post-show Q&A with the creative team and an opportunity to meet the cast.
On stage this summer, is the Donmar’s beautiful production of Nick Payne’s romance Constellations. With four different casts of exceptional talent playing out the infinite possibilities of a relationship, who will you choose to meet: Peter Capaldi & Zoë Wanamaker, Sheila Atim & Ivanno Jeremiah, Omari Douglas & Russell Tovey or Anna Maxwell Martin & Chris O’Dowd?
1 - Regent's Canal
London is such a great place in the summer. We have access to so many brilliant parks, pub gardens and open-air experiences. I’m a big fan of the recently redeveloped King’s Cross area: on a nice evening, you can relax by Regent’s Canal sipping a cocktail from the Lighterman and walk all the way to Camden Town as you follow the trail of narrow boats moored along the way (check out The Floating Boulangerie for their perfect pastries).
2 - SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
The Globe Theatre offers a unique experience with the original playing conditions of Shakespeare’s theatre. For something really authentic, why not grab a £5 ‘groundling’ ticket and catch some open-air Shakespeare!
The Donmar Warehouse is back this summer with the beautiful and heart-breaking romance Constellations played with four different casts.
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