#ThanksToYou – From National Lottery Funded Venues

Hundreds of visitor attractions in the UK will be offering discounts treats or free entry to National Lottery players from 3 – 9 December 2018, by way of thanking them for their contributions.

Leeds Grand Theatre, celebrating its 140th birthday this year, will be giving away branded Tote bags.  Numbers are limited so please call in early during the period 3 – 9 December  Hyde Park Picture House (HPPH) will be giving away an original HPPH Christmas card, designed by Yorkshire artist Kristyna Baczynski, together with a free hot drink.

Photographs provided by Leeds Grand Theatre.

All you have to do is present a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard between Monday 3 to Saturday 8 December at Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office to claim a bag.

Present a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard between Monday 3 to Saturday 8 December at HPPH to receive the card and hot drink.   (T&C’s apply. For full details visit hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/ThanksToYou).

Funding came from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake major restoration work on Leeds Grand Theatre, a grade II* listed Victorian building,  as well as to improve backstage and front of house, install computer-controlled scenery and improve the acoustics, as well as ensuring ease of access for the disabled.

The £3.6m project at Hyde Park Picture House received £122k in development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, enabling plans for a full National Lottery Grant application which is due to be reviewed this December.  Work on The Picture House Project would begin in 2019 if the application succeeds.  The improvements will include comfort, accessibility, sustainability and preservation. thepicturehouseproject.com.

The Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Ros Kerslake, said: “December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage, which has been transformed by more than £7.8bn National Lottery funding since 1994.  This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”

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