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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

17.Jul.2019

Actors' Benevolent Fund Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 Actors' Benevolent Fund Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 17th July.

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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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Christmas bargain pack – 20 cards

Pack of 20 Cards £6.00.

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