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Dear Corporate Partners I am taking the opportunity to thank all our corporate patrons for the tremendous support in 2013. Your commitment has made workshops, theatrical experiences and free outdoor events possible for thousands of young people and families who do not usually come into the theatre. In our new Winter-Spring brochure you’ll see the announcement of our new HIPPODROME PLUS brand encompassing all this additional creative inspiration taking place beyond our main-stage.


Put your business in the spotlight and show your support on this exciting journey with us. Happy Christmas and see you in 2014!




Artis Legal Barques Design Ltd Emprima Fosco Hayes Hurdley Ltd Hallfield School Professional Polishing Ltd Schofield and Associates Squire Sanders Staying Cool Thomas Walker Global Ltd



Barton Wilmore • Beiersdorf BSS Showbiz • Cross Country Trains Sainsbury’s (Navigation Street)

Supported by AVA Events Styling and Vivienne Bailey Photography

GOLDEN TICKET Mark Anthony Drury Byron Head

HEADLINE ACT PATRONS Joseph Devlin The Dickens Foundation


LEADING ROLE PATRONS Dr Dahlia Abdel-Razik Christine Susan Baylis Pearl Bennett Matthew & Eve Brown Sara & Tim Fowler Claire & Mark Hales Dr & Mrs Harrison Emma & Peter Neads Ernest & Pat Petrie Janette Rutter Gary & Angela Smith Mark & Amanda Smith Stephen & Suzanne Whittern David & Janine Young Anonymous Patron

Members include: Barclays Wealth Bloomer Heaven Fleet Milne Property Holiday Inn Mills and Reeve LLP University Hospitals Birmingham

Young Carers

Other recent and forthcoming projects supported by business include:

Hippodrome Plus: our new name for everything we do to inspire in the community

PS. Have you booked your table for Wicked corporate dinner on Thu 17 Jul 2014? Don’t miss out, book NOW with Rosie on 0121 689 3068.

MEMBERSHIPS - NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS Emprima has renewed its Good Company Club membership while Thomas Walker Global Ltd has extended for a further three years. We welcome Bruntwood, LCP (Arcadian) and Irwin Mitchell as new Associate Partners while Gateley has renewed for three years at this level.

NEWS SMASHING SUCCESS IN 2013 concessionary tickets, Assisted Performances, Touch Tours and FREE outdoor creative performances.

We are delighted to announce that the total funds raised in 2013 towards our Creative Programmes has exceeded our target of £50,000.

One of a Kind Curtain Raiser with Birmingham Ormiston Academy

SUPPORTING CAST PATRONS John & Jill Andrews Christine Bachelor Simon Bashford Simon & Amanda Boardman-Weston Bridget Blow Sir Stephen & Lady Patricia Brown Richard Burke Roger & Jennifer Cox John & Diana Crabtree Patricia Edwards Ben Evans Nicola Fleet-Milne Neil & Jackie Frettsome Roger & Jennifer Gould Dorothy Hobson John Jeremy & Pamela Buckley

Dance and Opera Quests

Judith Greenburgh, Corporate Development Manager T 0121 689 3082

Mr William Jones Martin & Joanne King Lynne Myers Ralph & Linden Osborn Win Palmer & Lola Ralph Mrs Jill Parker John & Sandra Phenix John & Jill Queenan David & Jenny Roy Mary Shaw Dr N & Mrs C Speak Christine Spittle Graham & Rita Taylor Anne Wallace Richard & Maggie Waller Ray & Marilyn Way Jane Woolrich

Loving Me with Women and Theatre

Sacred Heart School Welcome to Our World

TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS Birmingham Common Good Trust Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust George Cadbury Fund William A Cadbury Trust The Chatwin Trust George Henry Collins Trust Baron Davenport’s Charity The Dumbreck Charity The George Fentham Trust The Foyle Foundation The Grimmitt Trust

The runaway success of the year has been three fabulous Gala Dinners supported by the corporate community. Nearly 500 business guests hosted by 30 companies and 2 very generous sponsors from across the city contributed to this massive total. And the impact on our work is no less massive. As a result of this terrific response we can continue and deepen our commitment to disadvantaged groups of all ages in the community. Benefits include

Call Judith Greenburgh, Corporate Development Manager to start a conversation that puts your business in the spotlight. Direct dial: 0121 689 3082 Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Limited, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB Registered Charity Number 510842 www.birminghamhippo

Diane Benussi, Justine Davy, Fiona Alexander, Joanne Malin

Sponsors Staybridge Birmingham come face to face with Joey

J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust The Mrs Margaret Guido Charitable Trust The Joseph Hopkins Charity The Monument Trust Oakley Charitable Trust The Patrick Trust The Rowlands Trust GJW Turner Trust The WED Charitable Trust Garfield Weston Foundation The Wolfson Foundation

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We plan to build on this wonderful achievement and look forward to seeing you at one of the dazzling events in our 2014 corporate calendar.

Hippodrome’s Stuart Griffiths & Tim Watts, Pertemps

Vanessa Powell, Jenny Bomber, Jayne Herritty, Fazel Fatah

Chris Falcus Staybridge Suites, Ruth Pipkin Rewired, Stuart Griffths, Jodie Armstrong Staybridge Suites

It’s exciting to be working with a major city attraction and neighbour in Southside. Attending Leading Ladies is a very useful way to meet like-minded women in businesses from all sectors.”

“From a business perspective the relationship with the Hippodrome, which has a fantastic reputation throughout the West Midlands and the rest of the country, has been very rewarding.”

LCP (Arcadian)


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GALA 2014


ONE OF A KIND Irwin Mitchell has become the first corporate supporter of Hippodrome Plus drama group One of a Kind. Under the expert direction of Richard Hayhow, One of a Kind works with young people aged 16-18 years with learning disabilities. The aim of the weekly sessions is to increase selfconfidence, personal communication skills, self-expression and team work of the participants through drama. Sessions include warm-ups, improvisation, script and plot development as well as performance.

• The Leavesley Group happened to have WWI stretchers, camo netting, board walks and oil cans lying around which they loaned to our Creative Learning team in order to help transform the Patrick Centre into a WWI trench for the theatre’s family sleepover alongside War Horse. .........................................................................................

Why not play a major part at our most dazzling corporate event and become a sponsor of our GALA 2014? With over 20 companies already booked to attend with their guests YOUR business can enjoy a platform and profile in the presence of 300 key city names, the region’s media, stakeholders and influencers. The exciting sponsorship package is BURSTING WITH BENEFITS that make this THE not-to-be-missed opportunity of 2014. Call Judith Greenburgh on 0121 689 3082 for details.

GOOSE ON THE LOOSE! National Theatre’s ‘Lucy the Goose’ made a surprise appearance at the War Horse network reception. Matt Forbes and Joseph Richardson from the cast offered an exclusive insight into this powerful sell-out production. ‘Lucy’ pecked at the delicious leftovers from our sweet treat table and scampered after the 50 cross-sector guests, taking a close interest in hemlines and high heels!

Our raffle proved as popular as ever and generous Leading Ladies helped to raise over £1,000 for the first ever Relaxed Performance at this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

In part the group is a response to the shocking statistic that four out of five young people with learning disabilities will not find any form of permanent employment. And that is where Irwin Mitchell stepped in. Irwin Mitchell Regional Managing Partner, Stuart Henderson said “Being involved with the local community is a natural element of Irwin Mitchell’s day to day working life. We are in constant dialogue with the community. It is this close link that has enabled us to identify some of the key social issues that we address via our employee volunteering and charitable giving.”

Richard Hayhow works with One of a Kind

• Property sector Chamberlain Club has made the Hippodrome its new home for quarterly events discussing topics affecting the industry while enjoying first-class service and hospitality in one of our private suites. .............................................................

A small team of volunteers from Irwin Mitchell is due to receive training before actively supporting the group. Stuart Henderson added “We are very supportive of the One of a Kind initiative and Birmingham Hippodrome. The theatre plays a vital cultural role in the city and we have been impressed with its Creative Learning Programme. One of a Kind plays an important role in developing confidence and personal communication skills amongst those young people that attend and we are delighted to be involved.”

• A shout-out to Squire Sanders for their generous donation to our first-ever Relaxed Performance at this year’s star-studded panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. We look forward to welcoming company volunteers at this special afternoon dedicated to young patrons with sensory impairments, learning disabilities and autism. ..........................................................................................................................

Jilly Cosgr ove Barqu es and guests Design



makes friends ‘Lucy the Goose’

A flurry of excitement surrounded our announcement of 2014’s production of Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle produced by The Mariinsky Theatre and conducted by footballloving maestro Valery Gergiev.

• Who got to cuddle up to panto star Gok Wan? None other than the Lloyds team who received an exclusive invitation to this year’s show launch. Nothing like mixing business with show business (but this time it looks like the fashion stakes were won by Lloyds!).

Ruth Duggal Shuut Films, Amanda Plester AVA, Clare Palethorpe Rubix Dance

• The Technical team had another triumph on its hands when it created the atmosphere of a stunning turn-ofthe-century village fête in the Patrick Centre complete with maypole for the Pertemps client reception on the final night of the sell-out War Horse run. .........................................................................

For many, the thunderous Ride of the Valkyries will be the most familiar music in a masterpiece that builds over four nights to its thrilling climax. This is the journey of a lifetime.

We are looking for visionary business partners at the highest end of the luxury and wealth markets to come on this Wagnerian quest with us. Call Judith Greenburgh for more details on 0121 689 3082. Watch this space for an update on how the Irwin Mitchell team gets on in their supporting roles. If your business would like to support a community project call Judith on 0121 689 3082 for further details.

Sherrie Green & Debbie Barker, Crystalink

• Lucky War Horse Gala prize-winner

Marc Reeves, Trinity Mirror will


For some, to be able to say that they have seen ‘The Ring’ is a once in a lifetime opportunity and now it is on your doorstep! This extraordinary work contains every imaginable human emotion in its epic tale featuring gods, heroes, dwarves and giants.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake


STRICTLY limited availability TUE 18 MAR

Singin’ in the Rain

Get the date in your clients’ diaries THU 10 JUL



Don’t miss out TUE 9 SEP

• Birmingham Metropolitan College


Just announced!

Exciting packages including hospitality and accommodation for your London-based and international colleagues are ON SALE NOW. Birmingham corporate patrons have exclusive priority booking for single operas via Rosie in the Development Team on 0121 689 3068.

be driving off in a vintage VW campervan courtesy of Cherry Red in 2014. Any guesses where he plans to park this fabulous blast-from-the-past beauty?

Isn’t it time your name was on our guest list? Join us with a colleague or client at our next event. Call Rosie Milsom on 0121 689 3068.

Student Ambassadors have enjoyed shows as part of a series of events hosted by college Principal, Dame Christine Braddock DBE during her year as High Sheriff of the West Midlands.

“In collaboration with the Gooch Estate, our partnerships with the Hippodrome on community projects such as Illuminate, which promote Southside to visitors from Birmingham and beyond, are tremendously satisfying.”

“It has been a pleasure to introduce our student Ambassadors to this wonderful theatre and its range of shows. Without exception we have received first class service at our private events and watched first class performances.”

Gallan Group

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Corporate Newsletter - December 13  


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