Taking centre stage with the Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome has confirmed Hotel La Tour as a headline sponsor for its fifth Gala Dinner taking place on the theatre’s stage on Sat 10 May.

Managing Director Jane Schofield and Operations Director Adrian Colman joined Hippodrome Chief Executive Stuart Griffiths recently to enjoy a rare view of the auditorium from the stage in advance of the dazzling fundraising event.  All proceeds from the evening will support HIPPODROME PLUS, the new brand name for the theatre’s inspiring Education, Access, Community and free outdoor performance work.

Jane Schofield said: “The on-going partnership since 2013 with the Hippodrome has proved enormously successful for us and we are thrilled to be part of this very special event.  Both businesses are part of the city’s incredible visitor offer and we are committed to being at the forefront of that positive story.”

Hippodrome Chief Executive Stuart Griffiths added: “It’s great to be working with Jane and her team again. The generous support of Hotel La Tour means that we can achieve our aim of providing inspirational theatre experiences throughout the community.  This will be the fifth time we have run this special event on our stage, with funds raised grossing nearly £400,000 since 2005 going directly to supporting the theatre.”

The sponsor line-up also includes law firm Shakespeares who are generously sponsoring the live auction which, once again, is in the capable hands of CP Bigwood’s Rory Daly.  Matthew Clark and Champagne Taittinger will ensure the evening gets off to a spectacularly fizzy start at the sponsored reception.

Plans are well underway to welcome nearly 300 guests from cross-sector city businesses who can anticipate some trademark Hippodrome surprises and a fabulous night of specially commissioned entertainment and the opportunity to bid for some remarkable prizes.



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