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     ATC/PL001    
BALLET NIMBA AFRICAN DANCE THEATRE
Ballet Nimba African Dance Theatre offers sponsors the opportunity to put their name to this exciting and vibrant African company with potential for worldwide touring - and therefore worldwide recognition of their support and sponsorship. "Be a part of something truly groundbreaking - 100% African but produced and therefore seen in the UK. Ballet Nimba African Dance Theatre is the first black dance company ever in Wales and the top company of its kind in the UK today. Led by the irrepressible Idrissa Camara of Guinea, Ballet Nimba combines musicians and dancers from across West Africa to produce dynamic, compelling dance theatre with amazing musicianship and percussive beats that will astound you. Camara is a young, up-and-coming choreographer who in just two years has taken his company to performances at the Southbank Centre and WOMAD's main stages. Expect to hear the sounds of a Fulani flute, Ngoni, Bolon Bata, Kirin, Djembe, Wassaoumba and the Doundoun drums, with six of the most agile dancers you've ever seen! Our latest production, Bagatai, was funded by the Arts Coucil of Wales and we are now looking for sponsorship to assist with rehearsal costs and educational activities related to this production, so that it can reach its full potential. It will be viewed by the British Council with potential for worldwide touring and will be going to WOMAD New Zealand and Australia in 2014. (WOMAD are the largest world music festivals in the world). Your sponsorship will be recognised in all publicity material, mail outs, videos, photos and merchandising". Contact: Idrissa Camara, Artistic Director. Address: 473 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1BA. Tel.: +44 2920 217707. E-mail:
idrissa@balletnimba.org.uk.
link to website

Press quotes

    'One of the best kept artistic secrets burst on to the stage, grabbed us, mind, body and spirit and fed us a cherished hour of the most exciting and dynamic African dance imaginable ... if you want to celebrate the joy of living spend an hour with Ballet Nimba', Theatre in Wales Review. For the full review go to
http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/reviews/reviews_details.asp?reviewID=2660

    'The audience were utterly transfixed and overcome by the whole experience - the sounds, the movement, the beauty, and the emotional intensity of the story. Everyone was so surprised by the intensity of expression of the dancers and the musicians they could barely communicate the wonder that they felt", Classical Journey Radio review of Ballet Nimba at the Home festival - http://classicaljourneyphonic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/dartington-home-festival-feast-of-music.html

    'Alongside these stand out performances for me over the weekend (at WOMAD) were ... Ballet Nimba's performances, including the Taste The World where they danced, sang, talked, explained how the instruments were made, and still got time to cook'. Read more at
http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/womad/2012/review-weekend.shtml#BjcB4tMqMPie8utU.99

    'What does the "D" in WOMAD stand for? "That's a popular question round these parts. It is, of course, "D" for "dance", an aspect of the festival upheld this time around by, among others, Ballet Nimba. If you thought ballet was all about pirouettes and pas de deux performed at half-speed, let these six dancers recalibrate your preconceptions. This is an energetic, at times highly acrobatic display of West African dance, a discipline somewhat cast into shadow by the spotlight shone on the region's celebrated melody-makers. Not that Ballet Nimba neglect the musical element. The calibre of its accompanying musicians equals that of its dancers, whether delivering furious percussive work-outs or embroidering their compositions with the undulating melodies of the balafon and Fulani flute. Although drawn from several countries across West Africa, Ballet Nimba's focus is on recounting the mythologies and history of Guinea through choreography. We guarantee it'll be the most frenetic and physical history lesson you've ever sat in on - http://womad.org/artists/ballet-nimba/"'

    ' ... traditional masks and outfits make Ballet Nimba's visually stunning performance into a real carnival event ... Two of West Africa's most talented percussionists competed to astonish the audience with their superhuman drumming", This is Bristol Online Review For the full review go to
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Transported-authentic-sounds-Africa/story-11283104-detail/story.html

    ' ... breath-taking performances by Wales' premier African Dance Theatre Company - Ballet Nimba', Black Heritage Today UK

    'Ballet Nimba has started making ripples in the UK dance scene', Southbank Centre Dance Blog ... an interview with Idrissa Camara - for full interview go to http://dance.southbankcentre.co.uk/2011/09/09/celebrating-african-dance-spotlight-on-ballet-nimba/

    Meriel Sparkes, ADAD south west coordinator, talks with Idrissa Camara about the process of developing new work drawing from his traditional roots, and working with dancers from outside his culture, to create an African dance for a European audience - http://www.adad.org.uk/metadot/index.pl?iid=25104

    'An evening of West African culture, mythology, dance and music from Wales's new African dance-theatre company, Ballet Nimba. The show features traditional and contemporary Guinean dance from six agile performers, the rare talents of a Fulani flute player and the rootsy sound of the Ngoni, the traditional African acoustic guitar. Combined with the rousing rhythms of some of West Africa's most talented percussionists, it'll be a challenge to stay seated during the performance', press release from Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

 

Ongoing
ATC/PL002
BATH OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY
Do you want to sponsor musical comedy with an edge? "The award winning Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society (BODS) wants to work with you as our partner. Our show in October 2015 is Into the Woods, with its adult themes in a world of jumbled up fairy stories set to a powerful Sondheim score. Our Spring 2016 production is the edgy popular classic, West Side Story, at Bath's Theatre Royal. Savills Bath gets an association with one of the leading amateur musical and drama companies in the land, based in the beautiful and historical heritage City of Bath. Our audience in both the wonderful Theatre Royal and smaller theatres in the city is a discerning and generally better-off population and our activities are featured in local press and other media. We would also welcome you to our productions and ensure your sponsorship is publicised (eg in our theatre programmes). You could meet the cast and, for special sponsors, join our after show party! BODS puts on some of the more challenging and fun musicals such as Into the Woods, Rent, Witches of Eastwick and Hairspray. These productions fizz with excitement, with jazzy songs, raunchy stories, flying witches, sexy dancing and much more. We also present dramas, both serious and comic. We cover some topical themes such as tackling illness, fighting prejudice, surviving mental hospital and making love matches work! We use talented local directors for music, choreography and artistic direction with a string of successful shows behind them. We have won two Rose Bowl awards in the last two years (for Rent and our new version of the Mikado) and a NODA Innovative Production award (for Cuckoo). Two recent productions, The Witches of Eastwick and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, received high critical acclaim. So please take a look at our attached sponsorship offer, contact us for a chat and join us. You won't regret it and you will have fun!" Contact: Chris Born, Sponsorship Officer. Address: 1 Cambridge Place, Bath BA2 6AB. Tel.: 01225 319188. E-mail:
chris.born1@talktalk.net.
link to website


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Ongoing
ATC/PL003
BEAR TRAP THEATRE COMPANY
Bound, by Bear Trap Theatre Company, premiered to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival 2010. Following a short London run at the Pleasance Islington, it then went on to headline the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2011. Awards include Fringe First, Herald Angel, Herald Little Devil, NSDF and Methuen Drama Emerging Artists Competition, Holden Street Theatres Award, Adelaide Advertiser Critics Choice Award and Best Theatre Performer (Ensemble). Bound toured England and Ireland recently, returning to London for a month's run at Southwark Playhouse. Bound follows six trawlermen from the south west fishing port of Brixham as they embark on one final voyage. Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, fishing trawler 'The Violet' and its mismatched crew are forced out into treacherous weather, battling each other's egos, their 'lives' ashore and a relentless storm. Will they lose more than a way of life? Bound is a bracingly physical tragic comedy, interwoven with beautiful traditional folk songs and rousing sea shanties. Using a bold innovative approach, Bound investigates the effects of a modern demise on a traditional industry. Bear Trap is one of the leading emerging young theatre companies in the UK. They produce vibrant new work through a blend of new writing, devising, movement and song. Crafting bold stories with heart, Bear Trap interrogates real drama with classical storytelling and inventive design. The company was formed in 2010 by Artistic Directors Jesse Briton and Joe Darke, graduates of East 15's acclaimed Contemporary Theatre course. Bear Trap works with a wide array of artists to create a total theatre experience that surprises and compels a diverse audience. "... an emotional storm" - The Daily Telegraph; "... a sea-bleached story told with passion and performed with real dynamism" - The Guardian; "Bursting with fresh talent" - The Times; "It is a play that reflects, and is for, our time. Electrifying from start to finish, this is powerful, unmissable drama" - Three Weeks. Interested sponsors should contact the Producer, Lindsay Fraser. Contact: Lindsay Fraser, Producer. Address: The White House, The Street, Horton Kirby DA4 9BY. Tel.:07836 655607. E-mail:
lindsayc.fraser@gmail.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATC/PL004
BOURNYACK THEATRE COMPANY
Bournyack Theatre Company is a brand new theatre company based in London, formed in late 2015 by a group of actors who are inspired by great playwrights such as Alan Ayckbourn, along with up and new coming writers who have a voice. "Theatre should be an experience of entertaining, but should also make you laugh, cry and ultimately think. Bournyack is seeking business sponsorship to aid the setting up of our first production - by Alan Ayckbourn, Drowning On Dry Land - which opens in June 2016 for a week's run at the fabulous Landor Theatre in London. Mr Ayckbourn's play has a social message and examines the current obsession with Celebrity for its own sake and chillingly, but hilariously, demonstrates how celebrities can be destroyed as quickly as they can be made. We want to eventually tour such great work and we also want to also raise awareness for people who suffer 'strokes' in life, for which age never defines. They can affect any person at any age. Sir Alan himself suffered a stroke, and has overcome this to continue to write. Bournyack Theatre Company is also proud to announce that The Stroke Association has agreed to join us in the capacity of affiliated member. We look forward to using this opportunity to increase awareness and, hopefully, raise some funds for such a significant charity. Sir Alan Ayckbourn himself overcame a stroke in 2006; therefore, this partnership is of special significance for us. For a small investment, a potential sponsor would benefit from high profile national advertising in all promotional material and media exposure associated with the production". Contact: Martin Rossen. Address: 29 Opal House, Percy Gardens, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7SD. Tel.: 07973 832926. E-mail:
martinrossen.mr@gmail.com.
link to website

https://twitter.com/Bournyack1


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Ongoing
ATC/PL005
DERBY ACADEMY OF ACTING
Derby Academy of Acting was established following the closure of the Derby Playhouse in 2007. "Neale, formerly Director of Learning at the Playhouse, recognised the need for a high standard of actor training in the East Midlands. Regular classes provide quality training for students aged 12-15 years, 16-21 years and 22 years and above. The focus is on the development of techniques and skills, including healthy and effective voice use, movement, improvisation, tuition in the analysis of texts and the preparation of a piece of work for performance. The classes build confidence and teach an understanding of the skills necessary for entering the profession, developing talents and abilities in a fun and friendly environment. Our aim is to provide quality professional actor training to young people and adults from the East Midlands. The basis of the work is Naturalism and, because Neale continues to work at the top of the profession, the teaching is closely aligned to contemporary practise. What we do in the classes is very much what is happening in the rehearsal rooms around the country. Based in the centre of Derby, we are gaining a reputation for the quality of the teaching we provide. Membership has expanded beyond our expectations and our fees have remained as low as possible to prevent them being prohibitive. We urgently need sponsorship to provide further opportunities for students from low income groups, to offer Arts Award training and enable students of all abilities to gain recognisable qualifications, and to extend the number of classes we are able to provide by introducing further experienced staff and improving on our facilities. We are currently prevented from offering presentation showcases and mounting productions only because of the costs of such an undertaking. Sponsorship would enormously enrich the experiences of the young people at the Academy and provide opportunities for them to present their work. Your company has the opportunity to facilitate the training of young people in Derbyshire and the surrounding area, to gain exposure on our website and all printed material and take a prominent position on all of our showings and performances. For further details please contact our General Manager, Wendy Allen". Contact: Wendy Allen. Address: 189 Longmoor Lane, Breaston, Derby DE72 3BE. Tel.: 01332 875947. E-mail:
daacting@gmail.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATC/PL006
EPSILON PRODUCTIONS
Epsilon Productions strives to give a platform to the unsung talent within the industry, both on stage and behind the scenes. EP is based in Islington and always aims to work with local businesses and related groups. They aim to bring real stories to life, to unburden the stage of unnecessary clutter and to allow each production to reveal its unique essence. Past productions have been critically acclaimed and members of their team, cast and crew, have gone on to bigger and better things with some outstanding companies throughout the world. Funding is a constant concern in the realm of theatre and everything that Epsilon receives, from the pence to the pound, is guaranteed to be put to the best use possible. A breakdown will be sent out to all benefactors showing how and where their hard-earned cash has been spent. "Please take a moment to read through the testimonial page on our website to gain a clear idea of who we are and the calibre of our work". Contact: Angela Bull. Address: 81 Sussex Way, Holloway, London N7 6RU. Tel.: 07889 095764. E-mail:
angela@epsilonproductions.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATC/PL007
EYESTRINGS THEATRE COMPANY
Led by RSC Assistant Director, Owen Horsley, Eyestrings is committed to producing courageous and bold interpretations of the classics. "We rebel against convention to unleash the brutal, beautiful and visceral nature of these epic stories. We believe that the contemporary audience must re-learn the rituals of live theatrical experience. We strive to create images that encourage the audience to re-open their eyes in order to experience what is for us the most important function of the theatre: empathy. Most recently, Eyestrings was nominated for The Peter Brook Best Ensemble Award 2013 for The Duchess of Malfi. This summer, we present See What I See, an experimental piece braving the theme of mental illness through the words of arguably the greatest poet and dramatist of our time, William Shakespeare. The piece will be debuting at the fantastic Oxford Playhouse in June. We are also in talks with Latitude Festival and a potential longer term collaboration with the RSC and the Barbican for the autumn of 2014. We need to raise £8,000 for the production to happen at the Oxford Playhouse in June. This will cover rehearsal space, wages, production costs and more for the week spent in Oxford. In return for a monetary contribution, we would love to offer you complimentary tickets to the official opening night and after-party. There will also be an exclusive Eyestrings Donor's Evening, at which you and colleagues will be invited to watch the show from the best seats in the house and to then socialise with the cast and creative team afterwards. Finally, with your permission, we would feel privileged to publish your name on the Eyestrings' website and in the See What I See programme as a lasting expression of our gratitude. Please read the download document detailing who we are, what the play is about and why we feel it should be produced, and produced by us. Included are the biographies of the Artistic Director, Owen Horsley and producer, Mirain Jones. Given that this is a passion project, all those offering their time and talents are doing so at a fraction of their usual fee in order to be a part of this play's life. It is an exceptional and special piece of work. There is a budget breakdown available at your request. If you feel you would like to donate to a particular aspect of the production, for example design, you are more than welcome to. Oxford Playhouse will be giving Eyestrings a direct fee and therefore all return from Box Office will go directly to them. Your contribution will be to the Eyestrings company and would be significant not only to See What I See at Oxford, but also to every subsequent Eyestrings production in the future. Thank you". Contact: Mirain Jones. Address: 66 Friern Road SE22 0AX. E-mail:
mirainjones@hotmail.com.
link to website
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Ongoing
ATC/PL008
JUST SOME THEATRE COMPANY
A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are producing The Doppel Gang, a new comedy by Dominic Hedges, which will tour twelve venues between September and November. "We are planning a much larger tour next year, taking in UK arts festivals, twenty-plus nationwide venues and at least three weeks in an established London theatre venue. We are offering sponsors the opportunity to get involved and help us create the first tour of the show, before we take it much further in the future. We also welcome sponsorship after the current tour, to make the show even better. Sponsors will be rewarded with prominent advertisements and thanks in our programme, tickets to the venue of their choice, opportunities to meet the cast, and a sponsor pack including signed posters, photos of the cast and programmes. More about the play ...     The Doppel Gang combines the wild wit of iconic comedy giants The Marx Brothers - Groucho, Harpo and Chico - with generous helpings of British humour and humility    war wages in Europe, while back in Blighty a group of entertainers battle to save a theatre from closure by masquerading as The Marx Brothers    as the Blitz tears through London, a hopeless theatre manager, Lombard, persuades a desperate double act, Tommy and Cyril, and not-so-convincing male impersonator Rachel, to join him in an audacious stunt - one last roll of the dice to save his building and boost morale    the curtain is about to rise, but so are the stakes as an unprecedented series of revelations leads to an exhilarating chain of events. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers? Playwright Dominic Hedges commented: "There are so many similarities between our comedy and that of our American cousins. We both think we're hilarious and we both think we're smarter than one another. Groucho Marx's lightning wit vs Eric Morecambe's wry asides for instance. I guess I've tried to pit us up against them, all the while hiding ourselves from the horrible reality of our Second World War surroundings. It's as though the faster we talk, the less life is real". And here's what the critics had to say about Just Some Theatre Company's tour of Coward, a speculative fiction about the playwright and wit Noel Coward, by James Martin Charlton. 'They clearly love every moment of their performance and it is a delight to watch', West End Wilma ****. 'The three men have a fantastic chemistry on stage and seamlessly they work together to create a big story in a small room', Bargain Theatreland. 'A gripping production with numerous layers to feed your mind and imagination for days', Everything Theatre ****. Coward was very well received by audiences and critics alike. Find out more about Just Some Theatre Company by visiting our website or social media pages". Contact: Jake Urry. Address: 57 Sideley, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2FJ. Tel.: 07816395883. E-mail:
justsometheatre@hotmail.co.uk
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https://www.facebook.com/JustSomeTheatre  
https://twitter.com/justsometheatre

 


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Ongoing
ATC/PL009
KIMBO THEATRE COMPANY
How powerful is your imagination? Could it save your life? Do you ever think about your childhood imaginary friend? Join KimBo Theatre Company on a journey to explore the power of their imaginations and yours. "KimBo Theatre is dedicated to process led and collaborative work. We are passionate about making theatre accessible to everyone and the company members have led workshops for Children In Need, Comic Relief, Redbridge Council, Newham Council, Hackney Council, Sure Trust and Clip Cambridge. The company's style evolved from a collision of contemporary and traditional genres with one founder having trained in Paris under Jacques Lecoq and one in traditional, site specific and immersive theatre at Bretton Hall. Their latest project, Nothing To See Here, is a part devised and part written contemporary theatre piece that explores the imagination and the role that it plays in human life. It sees four London characters and the fashion in which their imaginations affect the lives they live. Nothing To See Here is a truthful, sincere and moving exposition of the relation between the conscious and unconscious self. Above all it is a humorous and human account of that which makes us what we are. Nothing To See Here has been programmed to play at the Arcola Theatre this August and previews at the Camden Fringe. A sign-language communicator will be working with the company throughout the creation of the show and will be interpreting the show live on 13th August at the Arcola Theatre in the hope that we can encourage some of London's deaf community to see the show. We are looking for long and short term sponsors to become part of an elite club which supports the creative community. Long-term sponsorship entitles you to free promotion on all marketing materials and KimBo Theatre's social networking sites, and a performance free of charge. This is an excellent opportunity to have your company name featured in a London-wide, multi-channel promotional theatre campaign. The show will play to up to 1,200 people on its run providing excellent exposure for long-term sponsors". Contact: Bryony Thomas, Artistic Director. Address: Flat 1, Hindle House, Arcola Street, Dalston E8 2DU. Tel.: 447961578060. E-mail:
kimbotheatre@hotmail.com.
link to website


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Ongoing
ATC/PL010
MOVING ON THEATRE
Moving On Theatre believes that everyone deserves to live their dream. That's why this theatre company was formed: to give mature actresses the opportunity to go out, sing, direct and play brilliant parts - and not just do bit parts because of their age. "Currently there is an exciting opportunity to sponsor our production of off-Broadway show Piaf: Love Conquers All. We're going to all the festivals and touring nationwide this year with this great show around Edith Piaf's life and music. There are great reviews on our website (see the review from a BAFTA-winning director, below this listing), as well as a selection of videos. We'd be delighted to discuss a mutually beneficial partnership". Contact: Mrs Ottewill. Address: 62 Fair Ridge, High Wycombe HP11 1PL. Tel.: 441494446790. E-mail:
lomedal@gmail.com.
link to website

Edith Piaf: Love Conquers All - notes on the show by Steve Gough, BAFTA-winning writer and director

I was hugely entertained and moved by this wonderful show performed with flare and confidence by Laurene Hope. From the first moments Lauren commanded the stage with confidence and subtlety. She did not attempt to mimic Piaf, but created her own persona based on the highs and lows of Piaf's prodigious, yet ultimately very fragile talent. The play dramatically revealed that fatal path of addiction and broken relationships which blights so many lives, now as then. Yet throughout we are moved by Piaf's hunger for love, life and spiritual fulfilment. Her music was like the beat of her heart, she must sing to survive - to meet both the joy and the pain of her fatally scarred existence.

This one-person show is enriched by the performance of a number of Piaf's most popular, enduring songs. And Lauren possesses a powerful singing voice, full of feeling, sensitivity and character, which admirably conveys Piaf's legendary musical talent. All the ranges of emotion are covered: from naïve, child-like joy to the depths of despair - and the desire for the final oblivion of death. But in the end this is energetic, life-affirming theatre, a show which will leave you entertained, moved and uplifted.

 

Ongoing
ATC/PL011
OPERAMA
Operama values nothing more than the support of its audiences throughout the year. "We pride ourselves on putting on high quality productions to keep our audiences entertained, and we want to continue to do that well into the future. So, here's your chance to help that happen. We've set up a corporate sponsorship scheme - it's your chance to help take care of us by becoming a friend of the society while having the opportunity to promote your local business to the local community". Contact: Stephen Cresswell, Artistic Director. Address: 34 St Lukes Road, Maidstone ME14 5AW. Tel.: 07970 033747. Fax: 07970 033747. E-mail:
stephen.cresswell@blueyonder.co.uk
link to website

Opportunities

    For £200.00 a year, we'll offer your business:

A quarter A5 page advert in our programmes per year
Logo and link on www.operama.co.uk
50 word company profile on website
Two complimentary tickets to each show for our sponsors' night
A complimentary programme for each show
A welcome drink before the show on sponsors' night
Interval drinks on sponsors' night.

    For £350.00 a year, we'll offer your business:

A half page A5 page advert in our programmes per year
An A5 flyer adveritising your business in the programme
Logo and link on www.operama.co.uk
50 word company profile on website
Two complimentary tickets to each show for our sponsors' night
A complimentary programme for each show
A welcome drink before the show on sponsors' night
Interval drinks on sponsors' night.

    For £500.00 a year, we'll offer your business:

Full A5 page advert in our programmes per year
An A5 flyer adveritising your business in the programme
Credit on all outgoing emails and letters
Logo and link on www.operama.co.uk
50 word company profile on website
Four complimentary tickets to each show for our sponsors' night
Two complimentary programme for each show
A welcome drink before the show on sponsors' night
Interval drinks on sponsors' night.
 
https://www.facebook.com/operamatheatrecompany/  

 


 

Ongoing
ATC/PL012
RED SHIFT THEATRE COMPANY
"This unsettling, spiky, deliciously entertaining little show is a triumphant reminder of why the company has survived so long", Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. Who they are: Red Shift boasts a position as one of the country’s most experienced touring theatre companies, touring regularly since 1982 to urban and rural venues throughout the UK and abroad. Red Shift continues to evolve artistically and remains at the forefront of exciting touring theatre, whilst maintaining its distinctive style and commitment to bringing stimulating and accessible story-based theatre to the broadest audience possible. The company has charitable status and is one of the few national touring companies in receipt of revenue-funding from The Arts Council of England. Red Shift seeks sponsorship for whole tours, for London/Edinburgh runs and for the various education programmes targeted at young people and other sectors of the communities to which they tour. A popular area of support is sponsorship in kind: for example, Next and Red or Dead have clothed past Red Shift productions. Their audience: recent research suggests that at least 30% of the company's audience is made up of schools and colleges. 75% of their core audience are aged between 25-54 years and 95% are in social class ABC1. Past sponsors: Becks Bier (3 years), Amaretto Di Saronno, Eurostar, Invergordon Single Grain, Next, Red Or Dead, Royal Mail. "Red Shift have been a perfect partner. Not only are their productions modern and challenging, but they have a clear understanding of the needs of sponsors." Wayne Hemingway, Red Or Dead. Contact: Kate Ward, Administrator. Address: Red Shift Theatre Company, Trowbray House, 108 Weston Street, London SE1 3QB. Tel.: 020 7378 9787. Fax: 020 7378 9789. E-mail:
kate@redshifttheatreco.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATC/PL013
RUMPUS THEATRE COMPANY
Rumpus is a lively, established theatre company with a strong reputation for stylish productions of popular and exciting new plays - they are “masters of the high audience appeal production”, Derbyshire Times. With a proven track record in small- and middle-scale touring, Rumpus is seeking business sponsorship in the form of a bridging loan to set up its first high profile Number 1 tour. The Signalman - a new play based on Charles Dickens' classic, well-known ghost story - has had two very successful regional productions (by Rumpus in Chesterfield and by Bill Kenwright at the Theatre Royal, Windsor) and was described by the press as “ideal entertainment for a winter’s night”, Observer, and, according to the Windsor Express, “deserves to join the ranks of stage shows that really send a shiver up the spine”. It therefore appears ripe for large-scale touring, and has the serious potential for a London West End transfer. For a very small investment, a potential sponsor would benefit from high profile national advertising in all promotional material and media exposure associated with the production, and the accompanying kudos of supporting a high-quality, popular appeal arts project for the duration of the production. The download button below will provide more detail on what this sponsorship proposal actually involves, together with more about Rumpus. Contact: John Goodrum, Director. Address: Rumpus Theatre Company, 151 Birches Lane, South Wingfield, Derbyshire DE55 7LZ. Tel.: 01773 835703. Fax: 01773 835703. E-mail: admin@rumpustheatrecompany.co.uk
link to website

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Ongoing
ATC/PL014
STARDREAMS MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY
Stardreams Musical Theatre Company is the dream of Robert Edmunds, who has been a musical director with several theatre companies throughout South Wales for the past twenty years. His aim is to bring together the very best in natural talent to create a musical theatre company like no other, and to provide opportunities for the young people of Wales who have always dreamed of being a star. "As Stardreams Musical Theatre Company prepares to mount another exciting production", says Robert, "I would like to extend an invitation to you to join us in a partnership that will benefit your company in a number of ways. The company is a professionally run organisation which stages two productions a year and gives young people a chance to participate in the development of professional-quality musical theatre. Our past productions have a history of being smash hit shows, and consistently play to very good houses. We have a range of excellent sponsorship packages available. Why not take a look at what we do!" Contact: Robert Edmunds, Founder and Musical Director. Address: 49 Tyntyla Avenue, Ystrad, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF41 7SU. Tel.: 01443 439466. E-mail: robertstardreams@googlemail.com.
link to website

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Ongoing
ATC/PL015
TAPESTRY THEATRE COMPANY
Paradise Lost is a new play written by actress and producer, Vicki McKellar. It tells the story of six people bound together through partnerships, secrets and scandal. It revolves around the complex relationships that people develop - unrequited love, troubled marriages and infidelity. Destruction strikes one evening when all is revealed as the group gathers around a Ouija board. The play has already enjoyed a short but successful five night run at The Leicester Square Theatre in London. It starred the celebrity-turned-actress Abi Titmuss. A longer run is due at the same theatre, this time with Susie Amy (Footballers' Wives, 71 Degrees North) playing the role of lesbian Suzie. Other actors appearing in the play are Vicki McKellar, Lloyd Morris (www.lloyd-morris.co.uk), Nadia Ostacchini (www.tricolore.org.uk) and two others to be confirmed. The show will be directed by Kenneth Michaels, who is currently directing Melinda Messenger and Bobby Davro in Cinderella at Nottingham Theatre Royal. "We will be employing the same PR company we had the last time - PHA Media (www.pha-media.com). Thanks to PHA, we had articles in the Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun, Closer magazine and various regional newspapers and an interview with BBC Radio. The show will cost approximately £30,000. This will ensure that all actors, the director, PR company and sound and lighting people are paid sufficiently. A small percentage of profits will go to charity. Sponsors will have their name mentioned on all promotional materials, at the actual theatre itself and in any newspapers, magazines and television and radio appearances that we obtain". Full details of sponsorship opportunities for sponsors and investors are available on request. Contact: Vicki McKellar, Artistic Director. E-mail:
tapestrytheatre@btinternet.com
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ATC/PL016
TARQUIN PRODUCTIONS LIMITED
Tarquin Productions is the brainchild of director Benji Sperring and is made up of a group of individuals who are interested in adapting classic literature into new and exciting stage plays. "We believe in the integrity of the author's voice and we aim to keep the dialogue true to the original book. We embrace literature from around the world, from all periods and strive to present the work with styles and techniques appropriate to the voice of the text. Let's face it, we all need a little help at times. We are a young, self-sufficient theatre group that provides educational workshops to subsidise the artistic side of the business, and any support is greatly welcomed. We offer a range of excellent sponsorship opportunities, available upon request. Tarquin's productions have a wide-ranging audience and feature direct contact through flyers to 10,000 people, as well as through creative press advertising and marketing initiatives. Our work has a particular emphasis on the local community and sponsorship from local business contributes a large amount to our work. Sponsors of our work enjoy prominent space on our posters, literature and sizeable advertisements in all programmes". Contact: Laura Blackwell. Address: 13a Denman Road, SE15 5NS. Tel.: 07817 254528. E-mail:
laura@tarquinproductions.co.uk.
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ATC/PL017
THEATRO TRANSCENDENTAL
Theatro Transcendental offers a fresh yet concurrently ancient technique, in which theatre as an art form is used in order to educate and alter human consciousness. Through the use of sound, rhythm, movement and visual imagery, Theatro Transcendental aims to awaken ancient memories, to reveal to the viewers things which they have collectively forgotten. "The themes of our productions rise from eastern and Greek philosophy, spiritual truths and traditions and modern psychology, while the performers operate as artistic examples of how we can practically utilise philosophical and psychological theories in our everyday lives. Our first production, The Room of Unlimited Possibilities, after a sold-out run in Cyprus (where we are based), proved that our endeavour could not only succeed as a piece of theatre, but that it is possible for theatre to go beyond entertainment to become a transformational experience about life and change. We participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We have a great deal to offer sponsors interested in advertising in both Edinburgh and Cyprus, including logo exposure in Cyprus’ third leading newspaper, Politis, as well as several Cypriot magazines. Our leaflets and posters will also be widely distributed in both countries, and your logo will be featured on all of our advertising material. Our website will display your logo, and a description of what your company offers, and this information will also be sent to our mailing list, which exceeds 1,000 members and grows daily. All interviews, including television, internet and radio related to the project will mention your contribution. We can also offer free workshops, performances and yoga classes to your company members, subject to the offer made, and whether or not this is practically possible for us. We will accept no more than three sponsors, in order for us to offer as much exposure as possible. Alternatively, in order to become our sole sponsors, the full amount we would require is £5,000, which would enable us to give your company maximum and far more exclusive exposure". Contact: Eleni Cosma. Address: 19 Eleonon Strovolos, PO Box 23535, Nicosia, Cyprus 1684. Tel.: +35799832370. E-mail:
artforchange@cytanet.com.cy.
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ATC/PL018
TICTAC THEATRE
Here's an opportunity to sponsor a new, up-and-coming theatre company. TICTAC Theatre's ethos is to perform a host of two-handers and multi-role plays, doing so with minimal tech and set. The company uses character-based story telling as a means of drawing the audience's attention to the words - and therefore the true heart - of the play. The company was founded in May 2015 but has already had its first UK tour, having a sell-out preview at The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter and going on to appear in studio theatres in Harrogate, Sheffield, London and Bristol, finishing at the end of June 2015 at Queens Theatre, Barnstaple as part of the North Devon Festival. "We have come so far in such little time and can do so much more, with your help. We are frequently making new connections with venues who wish to have TICTAC Theatre perform with them; including schools/colleges who wish to invite our company to work alongside their drama departments to provide acting workshops for students. Although we are achieving in obtaining such contacts, we can only afford to do so many, as hiring transport for tours is costly. We require funds in which to purchase our own van. The money we save from not spending out on vehicle hire will allow us to attend more venues for longer durations and even allow the chance to approach larger venues where we often incur higher/additional charges. With your support, a new chapter of theatre could be opened as TICTAC Theatre is producing work unlike any other company you will have seen to date. In appreciation of receiving your funds the company will reward you in whatever way they can, whether that be by having your name added to their publicity, alongside other known names like their Patron Peter Ellis and National Theatre Voice Coach Jacquie Crago, or by providing free admission to the company's shows for you and your family. Other incentives are open to discussion and based on the amount of funds offered. Lots more information is available on request". Contact: Scott Goodaire. Address: Flat 1, 131 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 3BR. Tel.: 07960308288. E-mail:
tictactheatre@yahoo.co.uk.
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ATC/PL019
THE WIRELESS THEATRE COMPANY
The Wireless Theatre Company offers the opportunity to sponsor a new online audio theatre company, producing audio drama, comedy, sketches, short stories and more, to be downloaded directly from the site to listeners iPods, MP3 players, mobile phones or computer desktops. The company is rapidly growing and the website is receiving more and more hits every day. As it grows it reaches an even wider audience - both the younger iPod generation and older lovers of the traditional radio play. The beauty of The Wireless Theatre Company is that it is visited by all kinds of people, including theatre lovers but also those who simply wish to listen to a stimulating play whilst at the gym, or at work, or on the Tube. The Wireless Theatre Company has links all over the world and, since its launch last year, has had well over a million hits and a very large download rate! Sponsors can not only be featured on the website itself, but also on each download, thus reaching a very large audience. Contact: Mariele Runacre Temple, Artistic Director. Tel.: 07931 168911. Fax: 020 7244 7032. E-mail: info@wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk
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ATC/PL020
WORTHING THEATRES' SUMMER OF CIRCUS
As a group of three theatres and a cinema, Worthing Theatres hosts a diverse range of up-and-coming, contemporary and traditional theatre, music, dance, circus and film on the south coast. "This June to September we will be celebrating our first Summer of Circus, an exhilarating festival featuring renowned non-traditional circus acts, heart-stopping new productions and outdoor pieces by the hottest circus companies. As a sponsor, you are invited to join the fun of bringing spectacle, colour and vibrance to the town while aligning your brand with all the joy, seduction and sparkle of contemporary circus". Contact: Gemma Nethersole, PR and Fundraising Co-ordinator. Tel.: 01903 231 226. Address: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG. E-mail:
gemma.nethersole@adur-worthing.gov.uk.
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ATC/001 ADMIRATION
'Admiration creates a heightened mode of drama that mixes the muscular daring of Berkoff with the linguistic wit of Stoppard', Helena Thompson, Hampstead & Highgate Express. Admiration is a young, innovative theatre company committed to new writing and radical interpretations of classic plays. Recent productions include Ibsen's An Enemy of the People (Union Theatre, London) and Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi (The Courtyard Theatre, London). Appealing to a predominantly young, educated, metropolitan audience, Admiration's productions provide an excellent opportunity for business sponsorship. The company seeks in-kind and/or cash support for London runs, national and European tours and other events. Particular areas for in-kind support include travel, accommodation, clothing/costume and print. In return, Admiration offers sponsors high visibility through extensive advertising, the opportunity for corporate events associated with productions and the enhancement of brand image from involvement with cutting-edge, creative theatre. Past supporters include Union Railways, Awards for All and the National Lottery. 'The enjoyment lies in seeing the cast playing both heroes and villains, princes and peasants, when not filling the stage as tables, clock faces, prison bars, marble effigies and much else', Jeremy Kingston, The Times. Contact: Jon Hewitt. Address: PO Box 50255 London EC3A 5WA. Tel.: 0870 765 1584. Fax: 0870 765 1594. E-mail: sponsorship@admirationtheatre.co.uk
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ATC/002 BADAPPLE THEATRE COMPANY
Badapple Theatre Company is a registered not for profit company dedicated to the advancement of education using the arts of drama and music. It provides community service, education workshops focussed on the Hull region and touring productions nationally. The company was founded in 1998 to tour Artistic Director Kate Bramley's new play Amy Johnson to the Edinburgh Festival. Since 2006 Badapple Theatre have embarked on a pioneering new development across North and East Yorkshire, as well as North Lincolnshire, establishing a network of more than sixty village halls who are linked in to promoting Badapple 'Theatre on Your Doorstep' performances. In addition they still tour nationally to halls and theatres, as they have since their inception in 1998. Sponsorship is sought to develop new audiences at grass roots level. Contact: Kate Bramley, Director. Address: Badapple Theatre Co. Ltd, PO Box 57, York, YO26 8WQ. Tel.: 01423 339168. E-mail: kate@badapple.com.
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ATC/003 BLAST THEORY
Nominated twice for a BAFTA, Blast Theory fuse art and technology to create groundbreaking projects. Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group's work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Address: Unit 5, 20 Wellington Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1DN. Tel./fax: 01273 413 455. E-mail: contact form.
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ATC/004 FOOL'S PARADISE
Fools Paradise is the UK's premier agency for street performance. "We have twenty years' experience of working with the very best street acts and are committed to promoting and supporting this art form. For some acts we act as management and look after every aspect of their work from worldwide bookings to accounts and grant applications and with all our acts we offer support and advice as well as helping them to arrange their bookings. We offer a similar service to the event organisers who choose to work with us. Whether helping them to decide on exactly the right act for a village fete or supplying a complete timetabled programme, booking hotels or arranging stewards we are with them every step of the way to ensure that their budget is spent wisely and productively. We have supplied acts to forty-two different countries, working with festivals, party organisers, fetes, schools, town halls, charities, shopping centre managers, zoos, theme parks and many more besides. We travel far and wide looking for acts and visiting festivals and we love nothing more than to be out on site working with our acts and our event organisers to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible". Details of sponsorship opportunities are available on request. Address: Fool's Paradise, 18 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS. Tel.: 01392 454 160. Fax: 01392 848 384. E-mail: fools@foolsparadise.co.uk.
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ATC/005 GOMITO PRODUCTIONS
Gomito Productions is a theatre company dedicated to the production of entertaining, innovative and inspiring theatre. Gomito shows have a broad appeal, connecting in particular with a young audience. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available - services offered range from exposure in print to the use of actors in street promotion. Contact: Sam Worboys. E-mail: info@gomito.co.uk
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ATC/006 GRAEAE THEATRE COMPANY
The only full time professional theatre company of disabled people. Graeae Theatre Company, 3rd Floor, LVS Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. Tel.: 0207 700 2455. Fax: 0207 609 7324. Minicom: 020 7700 8184. E-mail: graeae@dircon.co.uk.
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ATC/007 HAMPSTEAD THEATRE
For over fifty years, Hampstead Theatre has been one of London's most vibrant and pioneering new writing theatres, where many renowned theatrical personalities have started their affluent careers - Michael Frayn, Harold Pinter and Mike Leigh to name but a few. Despite its artistic success, Hampstead Theatre continues to face financial challenges. The courage to put on stage bold, ambitious and thought-provoking productions costs money. Support from Individuals, Corporate Sponsors and Trusts and Foundations is therefore vital to the ongoing success of Hampstead Theatre. The company offers a number of sponsorship opportunities. These range from business partnership to sponsorship of the new building, supporting its education or writers' programmes, production sponsorship or supporting a specific element of its work. Further information on all opportunities is readily available. Contact: Betsy Remes. Address: 98 Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, NW3. Tel.: 020 7449 4174. Fax 020 7722 3860. E-mail: betsyr@hampsteadtheatre.com
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ATC/008 HUMDRUM AMDRAM
HumDrum AmDram is a non-profit making community-based theatre company based in Portsmouth. Formed in 1992, it consists of people from the Portsmouth region who were seeking an innovative, experimental theatre company in the local area. Although many existing groups would have satisfied some members' requirements, none could have satisfied all. HumDrum has three main aims: to bring under-performed works into the area; to present familiar works in a new or unusual manner and to develop the artisic skills of its members. Previous productions have included The Crucible, Educating Rita, Under Milk Wood, Pinafore, Educating Rita, Moby Dick and Equus. But the company is ambitious and wants the community in which it works to tackle some much larger theatrical projects. The company play at New Theatre Royal and Portsmouth Arts Centre. The company is looking for business sponsors who are willing to invest in a thriving and high profile arts organisation. Contact: Jonathan Fost. Tel.: 023 9286 1698. E-mail: enquiries@humdrum.org.uk
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ATC/009 IRIS THEATRE
Iris Theatre is a new theatre company born out of the experience and energy of several Central Saint Martins (Drama Centre) theatre graduates, both recent and more senior. Contact: Daniel Winder. Address: 13 Ely Court, Chichester Road, London NW6 5QR. Tel.: 07890 322 375. E-mail: dan_wanderer@yahoo.co.uk
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ATC/010 LAUGHING HORSE COMEDY
Laughing Horse Comedy is seeking sponsorship for its stand up comedy and cabaret nights run in eight London venues, which are focussed on helping to develop new comedy talent from around the capital. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available through its venues, advertising and website. The organisation have been bringing stand-up comedy and entertainment to London and the south east since 1998 at a series of friendly stand-up comedy venues, which are enjoyed by both comedians and audience alike. The group also organise comedy shows, acts and events for private functions, and most of its venues are available for private bookings every night of the week. Contact: Alex Petty. Tel.: 01264 772850. E-mail: info@laughinghorse.co.uk
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ATC/011 LUDERE PRODUCTIONS:
Ludere Productions seeks out work that is thought provoking and truthful, believing that in order to inspire change it must always create empathy, open doors for people by telling their stories and offer a voice to those who are often unheard. In 2008 Lara went to work in refugee camps in The Western Sahara as part of a collaboration. With a team of actors, directors and writers a play was written within the camps and brought back to the UK. The objective being to tell the story of 'one man's' struggle for freedom and key into a Western audience. This has inspired much of Ludere Productions' work and helped create its vision and objectives. Contact: Tansy Adair. Address: 302 The Hempstead Road, Hertfordshire WD17 4LY. Tel.: 07779787403. E-mail:
sponsorship@ludereproductions.com
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ATC/012 NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN
A range of sponsorship opportunities is available in connection with work of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, which organises productions in London and Edinburgh, as well as audition programmes, training courses, fundraising events and community education programmes. A Business Club NYT corporate hospitality package is also available. Contact: Carol Stevenson, Development Manager. Address: 443-445 Holloway Road, London N7 6LW.
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ATC/013 NATURAL THEATRE COMPANY
Indoor and outdoor comic-visual theatre. Contact Helen Chamberlain, General Manager, Natural Theatre Company, Widcombe Institute, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA. Tel.: 01225-469131. Fax: 01225-442555. E-mail: info@naturaltheatre.co.uk
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ATC/014 NITRO
Formerly the Black Theatre Co-operative, this is the longest-established theatre producing new and innovative work by black writers and musicians. Sponsorship opportunities feature the NITRObeat Festival and NITROgen. Contact: Philip Deverell, General Manager. Address: 6 Brewery Road, London N7 9NH. Tel.: 020-7609-1331. Fax: 020-7609-1221. E-mail: black.theatreco-op@virgin.net.
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ATC/015 NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
Nottingham Playhouse produces more new writing for its main stage than any other theatre outside London. Partnerships with Nottingham Playhouse will generate greater brand awareness, business loyalty and PR opportunities focused towards target audiences. "We will help you reach and influence key decision makers. Your company can be associated with an organisation that has a great reputation for producing exciting and dynamic theatre shows and working extensively in the local community". Contact: Nick Lawford, Fundraising and Development Manager. Address: Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF. Tel.: 0115 873 6235. E-mail: nickl@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
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ATC/016 OILY CART
Oily Cart is one of the great British theatre companies of the last twenty-five years. Yet plenty of theatregoers, even the most avid, will not have heard of it. The reason is simple: Oily Cart works entirely with children, many with complex disabilities, and often behind closed doors in special schools. Oily Cart is committed to producing quality theatre for two audiences who are often neglected in terms of cultural activity: the very young and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and/or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses and trusts to maintain our work. Your support will help us make a positive difference to the lives of these young people and their families. Address: Oily Cart, Smallwood School Annexe, Smallwood Road, London SW17 0TW. Tel.: 0208-672-6329. Fax: 0208-672-0792. E-mail: oilycart@premier.co.uk
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ATC/017 OXFORD UNIVERSITY: THE OWLETS
The Owlets are an Oxford University theatre company boasting sound theatrical experience in both Oxford and Edinburgh, a non-profit student organisation working to produce professional-quality drama. Corpus Christi's drama society is for all those who love the stage. "We run a weekly lecture series with major figures from the drama world, as well as staging productions, running workshops, and organising theatre visits". Contact: Jacob Diggle. Address: Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF. Tel.: 07551234332 . E-mail: jacob.diggle@ccc.ox.ac.uk.
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ATC/018 PENNY PLAIN THEATRE COMPANY
Penny Plain Theatre Company is a Yorkshire Dales based touring company which performs high energy comedy from a travelling replica of a Victorian fairground theatre booth. They adapt Yorkshire tales and history and present it in the guise of "Malvolio Hardcastle's Mighty Excelsior Theatre", a troupe of disreputable down-and-out players trying to put on a play. "We attract large crowds, but as this is street theatre, we are always seeking sponsorship to supplement our income. In return, we will mention you in the performance, display your sign and acknowledge you in our publicity material and the well-produced leaflets we distribute at performances. We can tailor a sponsorship package completely to your wishes. You are welcome to ask for one of our short promotional DVDs or to talk to us - we're friendly - and fun!" Contact: Mrs Angela Jackson, Company Manager. Address: 24 High Bank, Threshfield, Skipton BD23 5BU. Tel.: 01756 753696. E-mail: thespians@pennyplaintheatre.co.uk
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ATC/019 THE PEOPLE'S THEATRE
The People's Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the largest amateur theatre groups in the UK and its home in Newcastle boasts two auditoria, an art gallery, workshops and rehearsal facilities. The company is currently upgrading its small studio theatre and is seeking sponsors. The auditorium seats 100 and is used extensively to showcase new talent, including the People's playwriting competition every two years. The upgrade will cost £50,000 and includes upgrades to seating, stage and backstage facilities. Address: Stephenson Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5QF. Tel.: 0191 275 9875. E-mail: enquiries@peoplestheatre.co.uk
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ATC/020 QUICKSILVER THEATRE
Quicksilver Theatre is an award-winning company giving many children their first experience of live theatre. Quicksilver have been at the forefront of bringing children's theatre into the mainstream for over thirty years. "We were among the first to believe that theatre for children should, first and foremost, be good theatre. That it should actively put children at the heart of the creative process, and engage with their intellect and emotions. That it should embrace every art-form. That it should draw strength from the diversity of the communities it serves. We still believe those things today". Address: Quicksilver Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, London, NW1 3BF. Tel.: 0207 419 2000. Fax: 0207-254-3119. talktous@quicksilvertheatre.org
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ATC/021 ROBERT HYLTON URBAN CLASSICISM
Robert Hylton Urban Classicism (RHUC) produce, perform and educate through hip hop, contemporary dance, music, theatre and film, to enrich people through shared culture, life long learning and new experience. RHUC's left of centre approach to hip hop, theatre, film and contemporary dance choreography has carved a company whose work is groundbreaking, accessible and thought-provoking. RHUC was born in 1999 from an idea of returning to a form of expression experienced by Robert Hylton. This, coupled with newly found techniques, direction and ongoing discipline, gave Robert a basis for Urban Classicism. Today RHUC is much more than that early vision of fusion that Robert held: it is a foundation for the future of the next generation whose hearts and dreams also reside within the realms of hip hop, contemporary dance, theatre, education and film. RHUC now boasts core staff, performers, technical staff and some twenty collaborators and followers, with supporters and clients from around the UK and the world. RHUC tours have included small to middle-scale theatres throughout the UK over its lifespan, with its reputation having spread as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Bangkok, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, Copenhagen, Cyprus, Holland, Italy, Mozambique, South Africa, Lithuania, Prague, Zagreb and Cuba. UK venues include the South Bank Centre, Robin Howard Theatre, The Place, Lilian Baylis - Sadlers Wells and LABAN. RHUC has drawn audiences and participants from all cultural backgrounds and age groups, its eclectic style attracting from the ages of eight to eighty years old. Past sponsors, commissioners and supporters include the South Bank Centre, the National Gallery, LABAN and Vestax Europe. "This young hip-hop artist uses a mix of forms to take dance to entertaining and dramatic new places", The Times, UK; "The six dancers swagger about both in formation and with solo turns, showcasing kicks, backspins and improbably angled headstands", The Guardian, UK; "The meeting of two dance cultures, with each successfully crossing the other's boundaries", The Jakarta Post, Indonesia. RHUC is seeking to engage with commercial partners in a manner that creates cultural, social, educational and financial opportunities. Contact: Rajpal Pardesi, Senior Manager. Address: Office 3, The Cottages, Laban, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ. Tel.: +44 (0) 208 469 4900. Fax: +44 (0) 208 469 4909. E-mail: info@roberthylton.info.
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ATC/022 ROCKET THEATRE COMPANY
Rocket Theatre Company is a Manchester-based company producing the best work from London's 'new writing' theatres. It has been producing and touring theatre in the UK since 1995. Rocket Theatre also runs acting classes for adults in Manchester. Address: 36 Milton Grove, Manchester M16 0BP. Contact: Martin Harris. Tel.: 0161 969 1444/07788 723570. E-mail: martin@rockettheatre.co.uk.
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ATC/023 ROYAL CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM
The Royal Centre offers the opportunity to sponsor productions at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. Productions can range from one to seven weeks in duration and cover a variety of art forms, including drama, comedy, dance, musicals and family shows. With such a broad spectrum of productions, the theatre is usually able to tailor its packages to meet sponsors' specific target market needs. Corporate and individual support plays a vital role in maintaining the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall's impressive reputation as the finest venues in the East Midlands region. "At the heart of all our sponsorship agreements are your business objectives. We will work with you to develop a successful, mutually rewarding and creative sponsorship package that deliver measurable results. Sponsorship opportunities could include      a whole season of productions    a specific show or performance most relevant to your customers    an education or community event    a classical concert or season    an area of the building    you may also consider an association through in-kind support. Further information on the forthcoming show programme and the cost of specific sponsorship opportunities is available. Contact: Helen Battersby. Address: Royal Centre, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND. Tel.: 0115-989-5505. Fax: 0115-989-5602. E-mail: helen.battersby@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
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ATC/024 ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE COMPANY
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company boasts a position as Scotland's leading producing company, offering a range of sponsorship opportunities. From the classics to new writing and from musicals to contemporary work, the company plays to widespread acclaim. As well as a production sponsorship, it has a value-for-money Corporate Membership Scheme and youth theatre, schools and community projects. Benefits are tailored to best reflect the nature of the sponsorship, say the company, and to ensure maximum return for sponsors. Such benefits can include extensive branding and PR activities, exclusive entertaining and hospitality, staff benefit schemes and good citizenship. Contact: Elaine Carmichael, Business Development Manager. Address: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. Tel.: 0131-248-4800. Fax: 0131-228-3955. E-mail: ec_lyceum@hotmail.com

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ATC/025 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
The Royal Shakespeare Company aims to deliver outstanding performances of Shakespeare, other classical theatre and new plays, to attract and inspire the finest artists, and to delight diverse audiences both nationally and internationally. Each year the Company sells tickets to a million theatregoers at two thousand performances, including over fifty weeks of UK and international touring. The RSC has education and access programmes attached to all its productions aimed at all ages and a real commitment to communicating the excitement of world class theatre in order to generate the audiences of the future. To achieve this, it must increasingly seek business support and investment. Its range of work, its international appeal and its successful experience in working with corporate partners have given the RSC an excellent track record in delivering creative partnerships that companies can use both for corporate entertainment and for communicating messages about brands and products to opinion formers and customers. Numerous partnership opportunities are available for Title sponsorship, project partners, Performance Partnerships, Corporate Membership and classic entertaining packages around the world, including Stratford upon Avon, London and the USA. UK and major international (including America) tour sponsorships are also available, along with broadcasting and multi-media opportunities. In return, companies will receive a range of tailored benefits that are exclusive to each partnership and are consistent with their level of support. These can include clients having dinner with the cast after the performance, voice-coaching sessions and backstage tours. Sponsorship of the RSC thus allows companies the opportunity to be associated with one of the world's leading theatre companies, to entertain clients and staff at world-class productions and to gain media opportunities with extensive coverage throughout the UK and overseas. Registered charity no: 212481. Contact: Kirstin Peltonen, Head of Annual Fund. Address: 1 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL. Tel.: 020-7845 0526. Fax: 020-7845 0505. E-mail: kirstin.peltonen@rsc.org.uk
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ATC/026 RUSSKIYE NOTCHI (RUSSIAN NIGHTS) THEATRE
Russkiye Notchi theatre company and school, based in St Petersburg, collaborates with students from the UK, France and Germany. The company is seeking sponsorship for educational exchanges. Contact: Cicely Fell. Address: 21 Ridgway Place, London SW19 4EW. E-mail: cicelyfell@yahoo.com.
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ATC/027 SOHO THEATRE
Its supporters are crucial to Soho Theatre's aims – producing thrilling, profound new work, giving opportunities to new writers and developing new audiences. "Over the past forty years we have premiered the work of some of the English language's finest writers, produced award-winning work and introduced new generations to the theatre, and we are immensely grateful to all those who help make it possible. There are lots of ways you can support us, and get closer to the very best comedy, cabaret and theatre. To chat about any of our activities, or even if you would like to just run an idea past us, please get in touch". Tel.: 020 7478 0111 (Development Department). E-mail: development@sohotheatre.com.
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ATC/028 SOUTH LONDON THEATRE
South London Theatre is a large community-based theatre in south east London. The organisers are looking for small amounts of sponsorship for each of their twenty-two productions a year, to enable them to maintain and improve upon their standards of production, as well as offering better opportunities for the local community. They are also looking for a sponsor for their children's and youth classes (four different classes ranging from 5 to 18 years). They would particularly welcome a sponsor from the local community. The South London Theatre operates as a registered charity. Contact: Helen Chadney, Chairman. Address: South London Theatre, 2a Norwood High Street, London SE27 9NS. Tel.: 020 8670 3474. E-mail: helen@southlondontheatre.co.uk
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ATC/029 SPIKE THEATRE
Spike are open to a variety of sponsorship opportunities, including in-kind support, specific support for a tour (eg three month autumn/spring tour or three week Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Sponsors would receive space on all print for the sponsor's company logo, a credit in all press releases, targeted press releases and free tickets for the sponsor's staff and clients. Spike Theatre formalised in 1997 and is a small-scale touring theatre company incorporating a dedicated education and community outreach wing. Spike Theatre receives regular funding from Arts Council North West and has become one of Britain’s leading small scale touring companies, producing shows that are accessible, engaging and visually exciting. Drawing upon various disciplines such as mime, acrobatics, ensemble work, clowning and strong characterisation, Spike produces a style of 'Total' theatre with the performer at the centre of the work. Spike tour extensively throughout the UK as well as internationally, usually producing one touring show each year. The company also receives commissions to produce work for other organisations. In addition to the theatrical productions, Spike regularly supply workshop leaders and creative artists to schools, colleges and arts organisations, running sessions in a variety of performance skill areas. The workshops range from one day packages to residencies producing performance pieces with young people. Contact: Mark Smith, Administrator. Address: 13a Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ. Tel.: 0151 709 8554. E-mail: mail@spiketheatre.com
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ATC/030 TARA ARTS
Tara is the UK's leading Asian theatre company, founded in 1977. The company champions creative diversity through the production, promotion and development of cross cultural theatre. Tara promotes community cohesion by touring the classics of world theatre nationally for adults and young people. The company offers a range of sponsorship opportunities     Headline production sponsor for national tours    Children's theatre sponsor    Tara studio artist development sponsor     Community engagement theatre programme sponsor. "Tara really know what a sponsor needs and how to manage the relationship. Working with Tara was a mutually beneficial pleasure", Grange Hotels. Contact: Jatinder Verma. Tel.: 0208-333-4457. Fax: 0208-870-9540. vaio@tara-arts.co
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ATC/031 THAME YOUTH THEATRE
Thame Youth Theatre is a vibrant and developing organisation which enables its members to participate in and learn from the arts. The organisation provides young people the opportunity to discover and develop theatre skills; enhance their confidence; and to provide the community of Thame and local towns and villages with regular performances to watch, events to attend and the chance to become involved in helping this organisation grow. In order for the theatre to achieve its goals in providing quality theatre coaching for young people and producing regular performances, the organisation greatly relies upon the support from its local councils, sponsors, local businesses, County and National funding bodies and of course, its local community: this includes parents and guardians. "Any support, whether financially, in kind or simply helping us to run our organisation (costume/set making, administration assistance, handing out flyers/posters, etc.) is greatly appreciated and welcomed with open arms. If you would like to support Thame Youth Theatre and join ‘TYT Friends’, providing you with regular updates on our progress, complimentary tickets to our shows, and your names printed on our website (only if your permission is given), please contact our Youth Arts Development Manager, Megan Hudson, for more details". Contact: Megan Hudson, Youth Arts Development Manager. Address: Thame Youth Theatre, c/o Lord Williams's Lower School, Towersey Road, Thame OX9 3NW. E-mail: megan@thameyouththeatre.co.uk
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ATC/032 THIRD ANGEL
Third Angel makes entertaining and original contemporary performance that speaks directly, honestly and engagingly to its audience. Established in Sheffield in 1995, the company makes work that encompasses performance, theatre, live art, installation, film, video art, documentary, photography and design. "We use styles, techniques and interests discovered in our more experimental work for other spaces, to create new theatre that plays with conventional forms while remaining accessible to a mainstream audience". The company offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities, including space on all print for the sponsor's company logo, a credit in all press releases, targeted press releases and free tickets for the sponsor's staff and clients. Address: Third Angel, 3 Brookfield Yard, Sheffield S7 1DY. Tel.: 0114-281-2044. Fax: 0114-281-2078. E-mail: mail@thirdangel.co.uk
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ATC/033 TRAVERSE THEATRE
This is Scotland's new writing theatre and home to the originators of theatrical hits including Trainspotting, Passing Places and Perfect Days. Since its lowly beginnings in an abandoned brothel off the Royal Mile, the Traverse has grown, in almost fifty years, into an internationally-recognised leader in the creation and presentation of new work for the theatre. From the ground-breaking work of Beckett and Barker to the latest plays of leading Scottish writers David Greig, Rona Munro and Gregory Burke, the Traverse has always sought out, nurtured and presented work that inspires challenges and entertains. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available in connection with Scotland's world-famous Traverse Theatre and Traverse Theatre Company. Educational, venue and performance sponsorships are available. "Help us to continue to shape the future cultural landscape of Scotland with new work that resonates across the world". Address: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED. Tel.: 0131 228 3223 Fax: 0131 229 8443. E-mail: linda.crooks@traverse.co.uk.
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ATC/034 TRESTLE THEATRE COMPANY
“There is no missing the impact and the sheer stylistic resource of this most interesting company” (The Guardian). St. Albans-based Trestle Theatre Company was founded in 1981. It is a registered charity and receives regular funding from Arts Council England East. Trestle has become one of Britain’s leading touring companies, producing shows in its unique style of popular mask/visual/physical theatre. Trestle tours extensively through out the UK as well as internationally, usually producing 2-3 touring shows each year. In addition to the theatrical productions, Trestle runs a wide-ranging Education and Outreach Programme, including an average of 250 workshops and residencies a year, with over 4,000 participants. Trestle also runs Trestle Young People's Theatre Company, a youth theatre for 8-18 year olds in St. Albans. Trestle is a major source in the production of mask-sets for theatre and education. Its three sets of masks have sold over 5,000 sets worldwide to date. Trestle delivers a highly successful Business Training programme that works with non-arts businesses in areas such as team-building, communication, behaviour and the skills of presentation. As part of the Company’s ongoing development, Trestle Theatre Company raised £2 million in order to refurbish a redundant chapel on the outskirts of St. Albans to become its permanent operating base, housing all rehearsal, technical, mask-making and administration facilities, as well as an arts training and resource centre for the community of St. Albans. The project was made possible by an award of £1.5 million from the Arts Council Capital Lottery Fund, with Trestle raising £500,000 in partnership funding. Trestle seeks sponsorship for all areas of its work and is keen to explore flexible or imaginative approaches to sponsorship to ensure mutual benefits are identified to satisfy both parties’ requirements. Contact: Claire Winter, Finance and Venues Manager. Address: Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St. Albans, Herts. AL4 0JQ. Tel.: 01727 850950. Fax: 01727 855558. E-mail: clare@trestle.org.uk
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ATC/035 TRIANGLE
Triangle is a professional touring theatre company specialising in work with and for young people. Address: c/o The Herbert, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1. Tel.: +44(0) 2476 294731. E-mail: info@triangletheatre.co.uk
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ATC/036 THE UNICORN THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
The oldest professional theatre company for children in Britain, The Unicorn Theatre for Children has been producing the highest quality professional theatre and educational opportunities for children for over fifty years. The Unicorn has three levels of corporate sponsorship: Pearl, Diamond and Diamond Plus. Each offers a range of attractive benefits. "We pride ourselves on our relationships with our corporate partners and the way we are able to share our work through tailored events. We offer an association with excellence, opportunities to promote your involvement to our diverse young audience and we give full evaluations. We guarantee value for money to all our corporate partners". Contact: Dorcas Morgan, Development Manager. Address: The Unicorn Theatre for Children, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ. Tel.: 020 7645 0524. E-mail: dorcas.morgan@unicorntheatre.com
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ATC/037 WATFORD PALACE THEATRE
Watford Palace Theatre is a local theatre with a national reputation. Contributing to the identity of Watford and Hertfordshire, the Palace enriches people's lives, increases pride in the town and raises the profile of the area through its work. The theatre is the creative heart of Watford and a leading arts organisation in Hertfordshire. "We aim to engage with all the communities that surround us and create inclusive live and interactive experiences, developing a reputation for exceptional and diverse theatre. We produce high quality work that is distinctive and ambitious, embracing varied styles and cultures of theatre. This work attracts artists of stature to Watford and provides opportunities to nurture new and emerging artists. As a charity we rely on funds from Arts Council England and Watford Borough Council. On top of this, we receive support from many local businesses and people who contribute to the work we do, so that we can continue delivering enjoyable, exhilarating and accessible productions on stage and beyond. Contact: Development Department. Address: Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JZ. Tel.: 01923 235455. E-mail: by contact form
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ATC/038 WESTCOUNTRY THEATRE COMPANY
Westcountry Theatre Company (WTC) is now offering businesses a sponsorship opportunity through the chance to become a West-One Corporate Member. A West-One membership gives organisations access to a huge potential market across Torbay and the South West through the company's audiences and workshop participants. Membership will also give sponsors the opportunity to entertain staff, clients and customers at hospitality events held throughout the year, featuring private performances by WTC. The work of WTC reaches an enormous number of people in Torbay and across the South West. The company’s website was visited by nearly 10,000 people in the last twelve months alone, they tell us, their schools’ tours regularly reaching 15,000 primary and secondary school children from all over the region and their open-air performances touring to an audience of between 8,000 and 12,000 people each year. In Torbay over 200 people, aged 6 to adult, attend classes at the Stage 1 Theatre School each week. This represents a huge potential in terms of marketing and brand promotion for companies, they point out. The West-One scheme also gives companies access to excellent networking opportunities, innovative and proven training sessions from highly experienced facilitators, delightful hospitality events for sponsors, their staff and their clients, and much more. Being a registered charity, any profits made by WTC go straight back into ensuring that the objectives of the company are met. These objectives include: promoting Theatre-In-Education from ages 4 to 18; making B>Shakespeare accessible to everyone by hosting open-air performances of plays like Macbeth, A Comedy Of Errors or A Midsummer Night's Dream; and raising the cultural profile of Torbay by hosting evening classes for all ages in dance, drama or music. Registered charity no.: 108862. Contact: Sponsorship Department. Address: W-T-C, St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Union Street, Torquay TQ1 4BX. Tel.: 01803 299996. E-mail: info@w-t-c.co.uk
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ATC/039 THEATRE ROYAL, YORK
Interested in discussing corporate sponsorships? Contact Linda Hield or Karen Crocker. Tel.: 01904-623568. Address: The Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD. E-mail: info@theatre-royal-york.co.uk
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ATC/040 YOUNG VIC THEATRE
The Young Vic is one of London's most vibrant and innovative theatres, "the theatre of the moment", (Daily Mail). The company consistently produces world class productions of forgotten classics and challenging new work. The Young Vic works with a range of corporate partners at different levels – from production sponsorships, to support for its work with disadvantaged young people in south London, to membership of its Director's Circle scheme for business involvement. At every level the Young Vic works closely with its sponsors to find benefits that work for them: through ticket allocations, tailor-made workshops with professional theatre directors, brand exposure, press campaigns, events and parties. If you’d like to know more about how they can work with you to enhance your message, call them now. Contact: Caroline Carey, Head of Corporate Relations. Address: 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ. Tel.: 020 7922 2812. Fax.: 020 7922 8401. E-mail: carolinecarey@youngvic.org
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