Lincoln Drill Hall has raised more than £100,000 since starting a fundraiser but it’s still not enough to keep it afloat after a series of cuts.
The charity run arts centre needs to raise £130,000 per year to host performances and act as a community venue.
All of the money raised so far will help to secure the Drill Hall’s future, but the venue is still hoping to raise another £30,000 by Spring.
The ‘Be a Brick’ campaign started in February 2019 with the aim of hitting the £130,000 mark in 12 months.
Lincoln Drill Hall’s Chief Executive, Chris Kirkwood said: “We’re overwhelmed with the amount of support we’ve received over the past 10 months.
“With a few weeks left, we’re so close to reaching our target, so I encourage anyone with an interest in the arts or who values the Drill Hall to spread the word.
“We want to keep up the momentum so we welcome any group or individual with an idea for fundraising activities to get in touch.
“We’re facing an ongoing challenge so we need continuous support from the community as we work positively towards the future.”
Supporters can buy virtual bricks on its website for £10 or £50 per year, each representing one of the 500,000 bricks which make up Lincoln Drill Hall.
Lincoln Drill Hall recently implemented a contactless payment on every seat in the auditorium with Everfund to make it easier for audiences to donate.