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King Charles III announces he continues as the ABF's Royal Patron

We are extremely proud and honoured to announce that His Majesty King Charles III will continue to be our Patron!

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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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Meet our new trustees!

On the new ABF Board, we welcome Simon Callow, Lesley Joseph, Rob Rinder, and Alex Macqueen!

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8.May.2024

King Charles III has announced that he will continue to serve as the Royal Patron of the ABF

Following a review of the Royal Patronages, we are extremely proud and honoured to announce that His Majesty King Charles III will continue to be our Patron!

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Minutes of the ABF's first meeting

The first meeting of the Actors' Benevolent Fund was held in the Beefsteak Room of the Lyceum Theatre on 4th May 1882.

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