SAVILLS RENEW AS THE WATERMILL THEATRE’S E-TICKET SPONSOR
THE PARTNERSHIP PROMOTING ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICES ENTERS ITS SECOND YEAR
The Watermill Theatre is proud to continue its partnership with Savills as its e-ticket sponsor.
Deborah Giacobbi, head of residential at Savills Newbury says
“The Watermill Theatre is an iconic landmark in Berkshire that has a long-standing history in the community and we are so pleased to be continuing our partnership with them on this sustainable initiative.
As a business, Savills is committed to achieving net zero carbon in its operation by 2030 and we are really keen to support the theatre’s own environmental ambitions by sponsoring their e-tickets.”
Claire Murray, Executive Director at The Watermill Theatre contributed
“We are delighted to be embarking on a second year of partnership with Savills as our e-ticket sponsor.
As a registered charity that no longer receives funding from Arts Council England, we are grateful for Savills’ commitment to our work.
This sponsorship helps us to continue to produce great theatre for audiences across West Berkshire and beyond.
We’re also grateful to the Savills team for playing an active role in improving our facilities for participants.
Last year we welcomed a group of volunteers from the local office who helped redecorate our Studio, where many of our regular groups meet and rehearse.
We look forward to continuing this successful partnership and thank Deborah Giacobbi, Head of Newbury Office, and the team for making this investment in the local community.”
The distribution of e-tickets from The Watermill Theatre – the region’s theatrical powerhouse – has rapidly accelerated in recent years.
The move to e-tickets has been driven forward by the theatre’s ambition to drastically reduce paper usage and improve environmental sustainability, saving over 12,000 tickets being printed last year alone.
Savills is one of the world’s leading property agents which advocates for responsible and sustainable real estate.
Focussed on delivering a more sustainable future, Savills works alongside clients, suppliers and its local community, to identify ways in which to reduce environmental impact.
With both Savills and The Watermill striving to promote eco-friendly choices, e-ticket sponsorship is a wonderful fit. Savills will be promoted to thousands of audience members across the region, on e-tickets for all shows over the next 12 month period and with such a mix of brilliant shows to enjoy this year, including The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Mansfield Park and the epic The Lord of the Rings, this is a partnership that puts Savills centre stage.
For further details on sponsorship opportunities at The Watermill Theatre please contact Emma Odwell, Development Officer on 01635 570915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE WATERMILL THEATRE
The Watermill Theatre, a converted Grade II listed rural watermill nestled on the banks of the river Lambourn, is a unique producing powerhouse of residential and artistic facilities which provide a crucible for creativity, innovative storytelling and artistic excellence.
The Watermill’s work is characterised by an enduring pursuit of artistic innovation and the weaving of actor-musicianship through new writing and reinvigorated classics.
The Watermill tells stories that reflect and celebrate diverse lived experiences, it creates an environment where actors and creatives can take risks, and it connects annual audiences of 60,000 with live theatre that truly resonates.
With a core belief in the transformative power of the arts, The Watermill opens up opportunities for people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, young families and isolated or displaced communities to explore their own creativity.
Our engagement programmes reach 20,000 people each year in the theatre, schools and other community settings.
The Watermill engages with those who are underrepresented, hard to reach, or at risk and drives long term impact for communities.
Its annual rural tour allows those living in isolation to enjoy high-quality theatre on their doorstep, and its schools tour takes new vibrant adaptations of classic texts into the classroom.
Reaching far beyond its 200 seat auditorium, The Watermill’s productions regularly transfer to the West End or tour nationally and internationally.
Over the last five years, half of our productions have had a future life beyond the Watermill including Bleak Expectations, SPIKE, Amelie the Musical, Tell Me on a Sunday and Crazy for You.
The Watermill’s central ethos is to commission, discover and amplify new voices to create work that excites audiences now and will become part of the theatrical canon in the future.