Members at a fundraising evening

Riding Lights Theatre Company is renowned for putting big issues in the spotlight.

Our aim is to tell powerful stories and create unforgettable theatre in UK towns and cities, often in places where live performance is rare.

We create ‘theatre with a spiritual heart’ – innovative and accessible performances which use faith as a springboard to explore all aspects of life.

We perform to audiences in schools, churches, prisons, auditoriums and universities. The work of Riding Lights represents a diverse body, with members at the heart. Without people like you, the company couldn’t function as a professional, relevant theatre company.

Life Changing Theatre

Every prison we visit, every school we perform in, every young person we welcome to our Youth Theatre is because of the generosity of our nationwide network of Members.

It’s not just about financial support. If you’d like to get involved in other ways our Members’ newsletter gives you plenty of opportunities. You could host an actor, help promote a performance, pray for us or provide feedback on our work.

Becoming a Member

Being a Riding Lights Member is easy – there’s no fixed cost and we welcome any donation, big or small. All we ask is that you make a regular donation so we can predict our income.

You can join…

By Phone: If you would like to become a Member of Riding Lights please phone us on 01904 655317 for more details.

By Post: Alternatively you can download a membership form , and post it back to us at Riding Lights, Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9SL.

Online: Or you can set up a regular direct debit through JustGiving. or via PayPal (just drop us an email at so we can look out for your regular payment)

We have always been very careful with the information we receive from RL Members, you are the most precious part of the company. We will never sell your information to a third party and you can view our privacy policy here and update your details here.

Members Day 2024

Every year our Members join us for a special day at Friargate Theatre. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’. Our next Members Day will be on Saturday 20 January.