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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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'Twas the night before Christmas...

A very special ensemble present 'Twas the night before Christmas.

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Victor Stiebel dress

The ABF is proud to hold a large collection of artwork from fashion and costume designer Victor Stiebel.

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Sweeping the Stage by Barbara Peirson

Pack of 10 cards £6.00. 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: