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for professional actors and stage managers who are in need due to illness, injury, or old age.

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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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HRH The Prince of Wales

has been the ABF's patron since 2000. Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL, has been the ABF's president since 1990.

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News

10.Sep.2021

ABF Christmas & Greetings cards

The ABF's range of Christmas and greetings cards for 2021 is on sale now.

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Archive

First issue of the Equity journal

A copy of the first ever edition of the Equity journal, dating from February 1934, is held in the ABF archive. The magazine is still in circulation today.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream & Henry IV Part 1 Multipack

Pack of 10 cards (two designs, five of each per pack) £7.00. Cards are blank inside for your own message.

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The Actors’ Benevolent Fund has two funding programmes open to applications from actors, actresses and stage managers experiencing hardship. Please apply to the programme most relevant to your circumstances: