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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

1.Sep.2017

ABF Christmas cards now on sale

The ABF's 2017 Christmas card range is on sale now

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Archive

John Gielgud stage design

Renowned actor and former ABF President Sir John Gielgud donated much of his early artwork to the archives in the 1980s.

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The Garrick Theatre by Ann Stanwell

Pack of 10 cards £6.50. Message inside reads "Season's Greetings"

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