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A Celebration of Shakespeare at Windsor Castle

The ABF was invited by the King (our patron) and Queen to celebrate the contribution of Shakespeare the life and culture of the UK.

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In 1882

the Actors’ Benevolent Fund was founded by the great actor-manager Sir Henry Irving and a group of his friends.

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Royal Patron

HRH King Charles III was the ABF's Royal Patron as Prince of Wales.

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News

8.Dec.2023

The Actors' Benevolent Fund 2022 Annual Report and Accounts

Click on the link provided to access the 2022 Annual Report and Accounts of the Actors' Benevolent Fund.

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John Gielgud costume design

This costume design, dated 1921, was drawn by renowned 20th Century actor and former ABF President Sir John Gielgud during his time at art school.

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The Grand Opera House, Belfast

Pack of 10 cards, £6 No message inside left blank card.

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