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Description/contact info.
Expires
ATU/PL001
THE ARCHES PROJECT
The Arches Project which is based in Digbeth, Birmingham and is in its infancy, operates a gallery providing a platform for innovative artists in all disciplines. "Our gallery space will be given to a group of artists so that they are free to engage with the space without the pressure of commercial gain, which can sometimes restrict the work of the artist. The exhibitions will range from solo shows to a group of live art performances and screens. The ethos of the project is dedicated to supporting artists in realising their visions and their dreams, so we are seeking sponsorship from your company. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities, which will be focused on one of the several exhibition events. Continued support from individuals and companies is crucial to the continued growth of the studio. To keep moving forward and be able to commission its own exhibitions, the studio urgently needs sponsorship. Supporting the mission will be of benefit to those companies wishing to advance. We believe that by bringing the community together to celebrate diversity through the arts there will be better understanding between groups of people living in the community. Please contact us for further details". Contact: Evette Edmeade. Address: Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EE. Tel.: 0121 772 0852. E-mail:
enquiries@thearchesproject.org
  www.Facebook.com/TheArchesProject
  www.Twitter.com/Arches_Project
link to website

Benefits

    Invitation to private viewing events.
    Supporting a project with artists' initiative that will provide spaces for UK and international artists to exhibit their work.
    Advertising on all printed literature, social media platforms and promotional material.

 

Ongoing
ATU/PL002
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
ATU/PL003
MAX BROPHY
At 5, Max Brophy was the youngest small boy ever to be cast in Billy Elliot in London's Victoria Palace Theatre. "My son Max is now 11. He has been involved in voice-overs, commercials etc. He starred as Rupert in Omid Djalali's Little Cracker, he played Tom Culkin in an episode of Doctors and he was a supporting artist in two episodes of Eastenders (one of which was the live torch episode). Last year he was part of the ensemble cast for Goodnight Mr Tom at The Duke of York Theatre in Leicester Square. He has a small part in his first Hollywood film due to be released in the USA and UK in 2017. He is now in rehearsals for the male principal role of Bruce in Matilda at The Cambridge Theatre. This year he applied to Sylvia Young Theatre School for a scholarship. He beat off approximately ninety children to make it through to the final eight. Although he did not win the scholarship, Sylvia has encouraged him to apply again next year. Sylvia said that he definitely warrants a place in her school and is very talented. She did not offer him a bursary there as we could not afford it but did offer him a free place in her summer school which we had to turn down as he was in rehearsals for Matilda. He has been taught by Keith Jack (runner-up to Lea Mead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Anything Will Do). Acting has been taught by Daniel Brocklebank (currently playing Billy, the vicar, in Coronation Street) and also by Raff Deguttola, who is an award winning writer, actor, director and producer. He has achieved LAMDA exams up to grade 3 in Acting and grade 2 in Musical Theatre. He has achieved his grade 4 ABRSM (Royal College of Music) and Grade 1 Piano (all with distinctions and merits). He is currently training for his Grade 5 ABRSM Music Exam. I am looking for sponsorship of £100,000 to support his performing arts training at Sylvia Young Theatre School from year 7 up to and including Year 11. The fees from Year 7 to Year 9 are £4K per term and in Years 10 and 11 they are £4,500 per term and may increase in the future. He is extremely talented and he was bullied in his primary school, culminating in his being tied to a gate with a skipping rope and left screaming for help. The trauma of being bullied manifested itself and affected his academic work. He referred to himself as stupid and thick. He was displaying nine out of the ten signs of bullying. I complained to the school governing body and they dismissed my complaints. I moved him in the last term of year 5. Music is his medicine; dance allows him to express himself; and acting allows him to create characters that come alive. Performing arts is what saved him and he is completely dedicated to it". Contact: Carol Brophy. Address: 18 Ballantrae House, Lyndale, Cricklewood NW2 2PB. Tel.: 07947 309678. E-mail:
cpbrophy@hotmail.co.uk.


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Ongoing
ATU/PL004
PUTNEY ARTS THEATRE
Putney Arts Theatre is a community venue home to G64 - theatre for young people - and Putney Theatre Company (PTC) for adults. "G64 runs classes, projects and shows for 350+ participants from 4 - 19 years of age and PTC produces a wide range of productions throughout the year. We also host events by many visiting groups. As a self-supporting organisation we rely on sponsorship to support our building maintenance, fund our ongoing activities and to further our educational reach to schools throughout the borough. We offer various marketing packages which range from programme advertising to funding a show and we can promote your good name through a variety of channels both at the theatre and through social media". Contact: Marie Thackwell, General Manager. Address: Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney SW15 6AW. Tel.: 020 8788 6943. E-mail:
info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk.
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/PutneyArtsTheatre  
https://twitter.com/PutneyTheatre

 

 

Ongoing
ATU/PL005    
THE SHEFFIELD COLLEGE
Work has commenced on a £15.6 million Sheffield College upgrade. The investment will lead to new facilities and courses linked to areas of growth for the regional economy. £10 million of this project is being used to redevelop the college's Hillsborough campus into a specialist centre for Theatre, Dance & Performing Arts, Creative & Digital Media and Art & Design. "Through sponsorship opportunities, we are looking to raise additional funds to equip our new performing arts and creative media spaces with equipment and systems of industry and professional standards - this will ensure our learners have the best possible chance of filling ever-growing employer skills gaps. For example, in addition to enhancing the learning environment for students undertaking our established range of performing arts courses, this equipment would enable us to widen our curriculum to offer courses which focus on 'back stage' and associated technical roles. Since Sheffield has the largest theatre complex in the country outside of London, this would help us to fill a growing, regional and national skills gap. We are training the next generation of talent in sectors identified for growth and working with employers to offer great careers opportunities to our students". Contact: James Smythe, Deputy Principal. Address: The Sheffield College, Livesey Street, Sheffield S6 2RT. Tel.: 0114 2602600. E-mail:
james.smythe@sheffcol.ac.uk.
link to website

Key facts

    The upgrade includes launching new courses linked to areas of growth for the regional economy, building on more input from employers. The curriculum is already changing to reflect this.
    The performing arts curriculum is being developed further with Sheffield Theatres to include new courses in technical theatre. The media curriculum now offers new apprenticeships in media production, journalism and social media.
    There are plans for enhancing the music curriculum with input from a major music promoter, the launch of a record label and digitally streamed output.
    Hillsborough College works with employers such as Sheffield City Council delivering apprenticeships and diplomas.
    Hillsborough College currently offers academic and vocational courses up to degree level to around 7,770 young people and adults a year.
    Qualifications offered include apprenticeships, diplomas, and higher education degrees enabling students to gain a job and advance their career prospects.

Equipment needed to be able to offer the best facilities includes

    Theatre sound and lighting
    Musical instruments and technology
    TV and Radio technology
    Games development technology
    Computing hardware & Software

Facilities that require investment include

    Performance Theatre
    Drama Studios
    Dance Studios
    Music Labs & Practice rooms
    Recording studio
    Radio, TV & Film Studios
    Edit suites
    Photography studios & dry processing
    Games development and IT suites

 

Ongoing
ATU/PL006
TAKE 2 THEATRE SCHOOL
Take 2 Theatre School is a South Yorkshire based theatre school offering children and young people the opportunity to gain confidence and develop their skills through performing arts. "Our groups are aged from 3 to 19 and we have workshops in dance, drama and musical theatre. We are seeking sponsors to help with the costs of putting on shows at the theatre, hiring costumes and musicians and the costs of publicity for the productions, eg posters, leaflets, T Shirts. We charge minimal fees to our members as we want everyone in the community to be able to afford to access our sessions; but this means there are few funds left to pay for the costs involved in putting on a show". Contact: Julie Cooper. Address: Take 2 Theatre School, 311 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TU. Tel.: 01226 744442. E-mail:
julieacooper@fsmail.net
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/PL007
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 2011. 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.
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/PL008
WEST END KIDS
West End Kids is a unique centre of excellence based in London for young performers aged 10-18 who show exceptional talent and dedication in musical theatre and the performing arts. In turn, the company provides the "Kids" with challenging performance experiences via workshop style coaching. Since its creation back in 2001, West End Kids has provided dedicated students with all the tools they need to progress into outstanding performers, with focus on singing, choreography, attitude, mental-toughness, work ethic and expectation. West End Kids is very proud of the fact that a very high proportion of its pupils have successfully applied to the performing arts school/college of their choice including the Brits School, Sylvia Young and Mountview. Furthermore when its students move into work professionally, there is no shock to the system as they have been working to the same standards for years. This makes the transition smooth for them and ensures they are a pleasure for directors to work with. Recently, a West End Kid, Holly-Anne Hull, won the Disney Channel's prestigious My Camp Rock competition. This was a great honour for both West End Kids and its Managing Director Martin Williams, who has provided personal vocal tuition to Holly-Anne for many years. Moreover, Holly-Anne displayed perfectly the standards that all West End Kids aspire to and indeed achieve. West End Kids is very active in using many forms of the media both for communication with its pupils and promotion of the company. Its website www.westendkids.co.uk receives 120,000 hits per year. West End Kids is also very active in Facebook and YouTube where it publicises its various activities and performances and as a consequence has a loyal following of thousands of fans throughout the world. The cost of running West End Kids is, not surprisingly, very expensive. In particular, London rehearsal venues are not cheap, therefore the company faces constant financial constraints. On the other hand the company is committed to providing professional advanced coaching to young performers with talent, regardless of financial circumstance. Faced with this persistent financial conundrum, West End Kids is looking for sponsorship of its rehearsal overheads so that it can continue to offer its current first class coaching programme to young musical theatre talent rather than restrict it merely to those who can afford it. West End Kids is confident that sponsors of the company will benefit from its growing national recognition via the ever-increasing demand for public performances, open workshops and media promotion. Indeed, this is a wonderful opportunity for a sponsor to gain excellent publicity, especially within the youth sector as West End Kids would be looking to promote the sponsor's name at all its events throughout the year. Over the last twelve months, the West End Kids brand was seen by in excess of 300,000 consumers. If such sponsorship fits in with your profile in this sector West End Kids would be delighted to discuss this matter. Contact: Mrs Julie-Ann Harris. Address: 36 Chestnut Avenue, Coney Hall, West Wickhem BR4 9ES. Tel.: 020 8123 2025. E-mail: julie.harris@westendkids.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
 

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Description/contact info.
Expires
ATU/001 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.
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/002 BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
Birmingham Hippodrome has presented the best in entertainment, opera and ballet, dance, comedy and drama for the people of the West Midlands and beyond since 1899. It welcomes 500,000 visitors each year, making it the busiest single theatre in the UK. It is also one of the top five paid-for visitor attractions in the region and one of the top twenty in the UK. 70% of its audience comes from outside Birmingham and of those nearly half come from outside the West Midlands. As a registered charity and independent theatre trust not in receipt of any regular or direct public subsidy, support from the business community is crucial to the organisation to maintain its excellent facilities, to continue to attract acclaimed companies and repertoire from across the world and to implement a vital education and access programme. "We would welcome sponsorship and are happy to discuss the opportunities available". Contact: Hannah Hallam, Development Manager, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Development Trust, Hurst Green, Birmingham, B5 4TB. Tel.: 0121 689 3082. Fax: 0121-689-3086. E-mail: hannahhallam@birminghamhippodrome.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/003 CHALKFOOT THEATRE ARTS
Chalkfoot is a touring community theatre company based in St Lawrence, Kent (formerly known as Channel Theatre Company) - a long-established organisation with an excellent track record both with arts funding bodies and the communities it serves. Chalkfoot works in three main areas: community touring - taking professional theatre to village halls throughout the south east and beyond (activities include outdoor productions, family productions, workshops and skills development); working with children and young people - creating innovative theatre experiences with pupils in primary and secondary schools (in areas such as Cornwall, Bexley and Thanet); and devising special, one-off projects for a range of audiences. Chalkfoot is supported as a Recurrently Funded Organisation by Arts Council England (South East) and has regularly received support over a number of years from a number of local authorities and county councils in the south east. The organisation can offer a range of sponsorship opportunities and is also able to work with sponsors to create worthwhile projects within the sponsor's own target areas. Apply to Chalkfoot to view its massive archive of feedback from community audiences. What Chalkfoot's village hall promoters say: "I just had to write and let you know how much your visits mean to our village", (Ardingly, Sussex); 'Having live theatre in Hawkhurst is a rare event, and the tickets were sold out. The audience was not disappointed', (Hawkhurst, Kent). What teachers say about Chalkfoot's participatory projects: 'The evaluations they have written about this experience have all been full of praise for everyone involved. I know they will take many positive memories with them for years to come', Teacher, Thanet Secondary School. 'An absolutely stunning performance which truly inspired the children', Teacher, Medway Primary School. Address: Chalkfoot Theatre Arts, Penistone House, 5 High Street, St Lawrence, Kent CT11 0QH. Tel.: 01843 587950. E-mail: info@chalkfoot.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/004 CHESTER GATEWAY THEATRE
Chester Gateway Theatre, the city's only producing theatre, has various ongoing sponsorship opportunities available, ranging from full show sponsorship to education events, access facilities and community work. Excellent benefits are available to sponsors, promises the theatre. Contact: Nia Roberts, Development & PR Manager. Address: Gateway Theatre, Hamilton Place, Chester CH1 2BH. Tel.: 01244-344238, ext. 106. Fax: 01244-341296. E-mail: admin@gateway-theatre.org
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/005 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
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/006 INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
The ICA programme incorporates all aspects of visual art - design, digital art, photography - as well as theatre, live music, education, networking events, club nights and talks, managing not only to uphold distinctive identities for each genre but also reflecting the multi-disciplinary sensibility which characterises the organisation. There are many opportunities for corporate partners to support the ICA through sponsorship, from one-off events and bespoke projects, through to partnership on major exhibitions. The ICA prides itself on working very closely with its partners, tailoring packages to meet their objectives and budget. Contact: Rosie Allerhand. Address: The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Tel.: 020 7766 1414. E-mail: rosie@ica.org.uk
link to website

Sponsorship of the ICA provides opportunities for companies to:

     Align themselves with London's most cutting edge and diverse arts institution
     Access artists and the ICA's creative networks
     Access a diverse target market
     Support a renowned cultural institution thereby receiving substantial exposure and acknowledgement
     Market their brand with targeted publicity and press campaigns including national and international press
     Make use of the ICA building in unique ways
     Entertain clients and employees
     Evaluate projects

 

Ongoing
ATU/007 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FESTIVAL
IWF is a registered charity which provides an educational service by organising an annual festival of workshops for professional artists who work in the performing arts. Address: International Workshop Festival, 85 St George's Road, London SE1 6ER. Tel.: 0207-7091-9666. E-mail: mail@workshopfestival.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/008 LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THEATRE
Since 1981, the London International Festival of Theatre has brought the best of the world's contemporary theatre and performance to theatres and outdoor locations across London. LIFT events have been staged in over thirty London venues as well as numerous sites: streets, disused buildings, the river, parks and open spaces. And a far-reaching portfolio of developmental and educational programmes have offered insights about exchange and creativity to many different people, from school-children to captains of industry. Highly respected and acclaimed for its pioneering work, LIFT can offer companies meaningful sponsorship opportunities in relation to its core year round programme of theatre, its Education/Teachers Forum and its Business Arts Forum. Contact: Sarah Tuck, Director of Communications & Development. Address: 19/20 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DR. Tel.: (44) 20 7490 3964. E-mail: saraht@liftfest.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/009 MINERVA YOUTH THEATRE
Followinmg the demise of Chester Gateway Theatre (previously listed here), Minerva Youth Theatre was set up in August 2011. Contact: Steph Brocken. Tel.: 07894 858934. E-mail: minerva_arts@live.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/010 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.
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/011 NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
Nottingham Playhouse produces more new writing for its main stage than any other theatre outside London. It now seeks sponsors for its forthcoming new writing projects. For 2005 these are: Old Big 'ead by Stephen Lowe (Brian Clough meets Robin Hood); Satin N Steel by Amanda Whittington; Children of the Crown by Nick Wood and To Reach the Clouds by Nick Drake. All of these productions will be world premières and attract considerable national profile for their chosen sponsors. The organisation also seeks a minimum three year sponsorship for Roundabout Theatre in Education, its touring children's theatre company. Roundabout has been entertaining and educating children in the Midlands for thirty-two years and reaches 35,000 young people each year. The Playhouse now seeks a three year sponsorship. Contact: Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive. Address: Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF. Tel.: 0115-947-4361. E-mail: stephanies@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/012 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
link to website

 

Ongoing
ATU/013 PLAYBOX THEATRE, WARWICK
Playbox Theatre is one of the UK's leading arts organisations working for and with young people, based in Warwick at The Dream Factory, the UK's first custom built theatre for young people. Over 1,500 young people work with the theatre weekly and audiences of 50,000 and upwards see its work at home and on tour annually. Playbox Theatre works closely with its business partners to bring high quality creative and educational opportunities to its members and audiences. Opportunities exist in the form of production sponsorship, education support and special projects. Investment amounts vary and the theatre prides itself in offering a high profile and tailored marketing package in return for investment. Contact: Liane Howard, Director of Corporate Alliances. Address: The Dream Factory, Shelley Avenue, Warwick CV34 6LE. Tel.: 01926-419555. E-mail: liane@playboxtheatre.com.
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ATU/014 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: raj@urbanclassicism.com.
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ATU/015 THE ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE
The Royal National Theatre offers three levels of corporate membership, plus opportunities for high-level partnerships, production sponsorship, evening sponsorship and education and outreach sponsorship. Contact: John Rodgers. Address: South Bank, London SE1 9PX. Tel.: 020 7452 3229. Fax: 020 7452 3210. E-mail: jrodgers@nationaltheatre.org.uk
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ATU/016 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: Development Department. Address: 1 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL. Tel.: 020-7845 0500. Fax: 020-7845 0505. E-mail: development@rsc.org.uk
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ATU/017 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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ATU/018 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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    ATU/019     SPONSOR A DREAM
Sue Kimpton-Brown is looking for a sponsor to help her children realise their dreams. "I have two daughters, aged 9 and 11. I am biased because they are mine, but other industry professionals have described them as '... the most formidable talent and an all round triple threat'. They have been highly recommended by producers, directors and all who have worked with them: '... two of the best talents my agency has worked with in many years'; '... superlative polish and attack and are 100% dedicated to their art'; '... the next Meryl Streep'. So, as you'll appreciate, I have my work cut out! After being headhunted and invited to live and work in America (LA and NY), I am giving up everything to move to America to help them realise their potential. I am giving up work and have rented accommodation to make this happen. I'm currently in talks with US attorneys, processing their O1 working visas. Not being in a position to fund the visa costs (our commitment to the industry), and not in a favourable position to approach banks, I have applied for various grants for the arts; but of course it can take months to obtain a decision. I am eagerly searching for sponsorship of approx £10,000.00, purely for the visa and associated legal costs. I have full documentation to back up my situation. We have also been advised that just one commercial is worth $65,000.00, yet they have been put forward for TV series and films. I am more than than willing to draw up legal documents for full reimbursement, plus interest. I will also ensure you follow and are involved in their journey, with full recognition if a successful sponsor is found. This is a heartfelt request for sponsorship". Contact: Sue Kimpton-Brown. E-mail:
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ATU/020 TRAVERSE THEATRE
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available in connection with Scotland's world-famous Traverse Theatre and Traverse Theatre Company. This is Scotland's new writing theatre and home to the originators of theatrical hits including Trainspotting, Passing Places and Perfect Days. Educational, venue and performance sponsorships are available. Contact: Jayne Gross, Development Manager. Address: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED. Tel.: 0131-228-3223. Fax: 0131-229-8443. E-mail: jayne@traverse.co.uk.
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ATU/021 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: Valerie Evans, General Manager. Address: Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St. Albans, Herts. AL4 0JQ. Tel.: 01727 850950. Fax: 01727 855558. E-mail: admin@trestle.org.uk
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ATU/022 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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ATU/023 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. Contact: Development Department. Address: The Unicorn Theatre for Children, Admin. Offices, St. Mark's Studios, Chillingworth Road, London N7 8QJ. Tel.: 020 7645 0580. E-mail: development@unicorntheatre.com
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ATU/024 WATFORD PALACE THEATRE
As the only producing theatre in Hertfordshire, Watford Palace Theatre creates shows from beginning to end, from commissioning plays, casting and rehearsing to making sets and wardrobe. The theatre also has an education and participation department called 'Active' which runs two thriving youth theatres, the members of one being sourced from throughout the county. There are many sponsorship opportunities available, including the theatre's widespread education work, its disability access facilities (STAGETEXT and Audio Described performances) through to the funding of a whole production. Contact: Development Department. Address: Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JZ. Tel.: 01923-810305. E-mail: development@watfordtheatre.co.uk
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ATU/025 WATFORD PALACE THEATRE
As the only producing theatre in Hertfordshire, Watford Palace Theatre creates shows from beginning to end, from commissioning plays, casting and rehearsing to making sets and wardrobe. The theatre also has an education and participation department called 'Active' which runs two thriving youth theatres, the members of one being sourced from throughout the county. There are many sponsorship opportunities available, including the theatre's widespread education work, its disability access facilities (STAGETEXT and Audio Described performances) through to the funding of a whole production. Contact: Development Department. Address: Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JZ. Tel.: 01923-810305. E-mail: development@watfordtheatre.co.uk
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ATU/026 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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