The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Advancement of the arts, medical welfare and the environment

© Dr. Michael O’Brien, Trustee, visited Coleton Fishacre in South Devon in August 2019

Dame Bridget D’Oyly Carte (1908-1985) established The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust in 1972 to support her personal interests which included her enjoyment of theatre, music and gardening, and, in particular, helping disadvantaged and disabled children. Today, the Trust continues her legacy through its three grant programmes:

Dame Bridget was the grand-daughter of Richard D’Oyly Carte, the theatrical impresario who famously built and opened the Savoy Theatre in 1881 and the Savoy Hotel in 1889.   Her family life was spent at Coleton Fishacre, now cared for by the National Trust.