Parasol Foundation supports new Gibraltar National Theatre and female led initiative
The Parasol Foundation Trust is donating £1.5mn to the new Gibraltar National Theatre and Cultural Hub development at the John Mackintosh Hall.
Announced at a special dinner to celebrate Ruth Parasol’s 18th anniversary in Gibraltar, our significant new donation to the community is the latest in a long line of local initiatives supported by the Parasol Foundation. Beginning with the renovation of the Mediterranean steps more than a decade ago, the Foundation has gone on to help support the University of Gibraltar, The Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts, mammography unit at GHA and many other local initiatives.
By supporting the National Theatre and Cultural Hub – now in the detailed design stage - we’re hoping to help nurture the gifts of the whole community as well as attracting talent to Gibraltar.
Our donation helps kick-start major funding for the theatre’s development and The Parasol Foundation Art Gallery will be established as a bespoke area to showcase art and collections for everyone in Gibraltar to enjoy. We’ll also fund a new female led initiative as part of the project’s next phase.
Once complete, the new theatre and cultural hub will also house a new lending library, 1000 seat theatre and smaller 250 seat studio theatre.
The announcement of the Parasol Foundation’s donation was warmly welcomed by the Gibraltar government and the Governor of Gibraltar, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel.