Riverside Studios - charity quiz nights

London theatre news: Thursday 14 May 2020

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Riverside Studios continues its series of star-hosted online quizzes to raise funds for Riverside Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Riverside Studios main entrance - photo: Victor Frankowski

Riverside Studios main entrance - photo: Victor Frankowski

There's still time for you to take part in celebrity-hosted online quizzes being run by Riverside Studios ...

The recently re-opened, multi-arts venue in Hammersmith is continuing its series of online quizzes hosted by stars of stage and screen in order to raise funds to ensure it can continue its current artistic offering beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series kicked-off on Wednesday 29 April hosted with much-loved author and presenter Gyles Brandreth in the chair, followed by actor and presenter Stephen Fry asking the questions yesterday.

In the upcoming schedules, comedian Jo Brand will be at the helm on 27 May followed by Eddie Izzard on 10 June, Dara O'Briain on 24 June and Robert Bathurst on 8 July.

Curated by QI and Blackadder producer John Lloyd, participants answer 6 rounds of questions from the worlds of music, theatre, cinema, comedy, art and food and drink, with a chance to win luxury prizes.

The winner will get a dinner for 4 (value £300) at brasserie Sam's Riverside, with other prizes including subscriptions to healthy recipe box service Mindful Chef, online streaming service MUBI and for film lovers, 12 months' worth of tickets for Riverside Studios' brand-new state of the art cinema.

Money raised from the quizzes will help ensure Riverside is able to continue putting on the very best theatre, film and comedy after the coronavirus crisis is over.

And ... 10% of proceeds raised will go to Riverside Studios' local NHS charity, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which supports five hospitals around Hammersmith.

Riverside's Artistic Director/CEO, William Burdett-Coutts, said ... 

"Like every arts venue in London and across the UK, Riverside Studios has suffered hugely from the COVID-19 pandemic, losing all its revenue over the past few weeks.

As a charity that receives no public funding, we need to safeguard the future of our historic venue and ensure we can continue showcasing talent.

All our hosts have some relationship with the building.

Gyles Brandreth played Lady Bracknell in a musical version of The Importance of Being Ernest and will hopefully be back in a show at Christmas.

Jo Brand took part in the London Comedy Festival; and Stephen Fry performed at Riverside early in his career.

Riverside Studios has always been about both the local and wider community, and the Charity Quiz Nights are a great way for our audiences to get involved, have some fun, have the chance to win some amazing prizes, all for a great cause."

Reopening its doors to the public in November 2019 after a five-year redevelopment, Riverside Studios firmly re-established itself as one of London's finest multi-arts venues.

If you're unfamiliar with the venue and its work, here's an interesting film about it ...

Virtual Riverside

And there's more from Riverside with its Virtual Riverside content offering ... a collection of community activities and curated programming from across the internet to keep you occupied and engaged during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Check that out here.

Hosts for the quiz nights

All times 6.30-7.30pm

Jo Brand - 27 May

Eddie Izzard - 10 June

Dara O'Briain - 24 June

Robert Bathurst - 8 July


Price of ticket: £25

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Riverside Studios website

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