Donate to the Beckett International Foundation

Peter Snow model box of Waiting for Godot from the Katharine Worth Collection

The Beckett International Foundation is a charitable trust that promotes interest in, access to and use of our unique Beckett Collection by scholars, artists and the general public. The Foundation has contributed to the purchase of additional materials for the Collection, such as Billie Whitelaw’s Beckett Archive, including notes by Beckett, scripts annotated by Billie, and her costumes from Footfalls and Rockaby.

We organise regular seminars, exhibitions and public events, and offer bursaries to enable people outside Reading and the UK to visit the Collection, such as the Katharine Worth bursary, named after the eminent Beckett scholar who donated her own archive to the Beckett Collection.

As a Charitable Trust, we are dependent on donations to continue to build the Beckett archive and to support access to and dialogues with these unique materials that offer a glimpse into the creative processes of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

If you would like to make a contribution to our work in any of these areas, you can donate below.

To discuss making a significant philanthropic investment to the Beckett International Foundation, please contact Mark Nixon (

Thank you.