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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

20.Sep.2018

Clarence House Reception 2018

The ABF's Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, hosted a Reception for the Actors' Benevolent Fund on 17th May 2018

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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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Sandy Wilson Pack

Designs by Sandy Wilson, author of renowned play 'The Boyfriend'. These cards are blank inside for your own message, and are perfect for first night cards.

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