Bank of Ireland UK have thrown their weight behind The Playhouse as a producing powerhouse as they announced their sponsorship of a number of Playhouse productions for City of Culture 2013.
As The Playhouse continues to make steps to strengthen the relationship between business and the Arts for the landmark year, Bank of Ireland UK has announced an extensive sponsorship programme for the theatre.
The bank will support several key highlights in the theatre's programme, including the 2013 Playhouse Children and Teens Arts Festival with Arts and Business in July, the first ever Northern Irish performance of ‘The Clearing' by Helen Edmundson in November and The Playhouse production of the rarely performed ‘Three Monologues' by Jennifer Johnston in December.
The bank has also become an advertising partner for The Playhouse in their latest season brochure, and have already hosted a special event at The Playhouse, ‘The Importance of People, Innovation and Growth' as part of the Bank of Ireland's Enterprise Week in May.
The Artillery Street theatre welcomed Bank of Ireland's support of creative and artistic talent in The Playhouse and their work for 2013.
"We're just delighted to have Bank of Ireland on board as active supporter of local arts" Max Beer, fundraising officer at The Playhouse said.
"Their dedication to endorsing and escalating the impact of art and culture on the people of this city is a strong call to action."
A Bank of Ireland UK spokesperson said: "Bank of Ireland UK is delighted to support The Playhouse in Derry in this exciting year and see it as an opportunity to showcase the best of what Derry has to offer the Arts and culture and we are very much looking forward to seeing their packed programme of events enjoyed by everyone."
(L-R) Niall McCaughan and Max Beer of The Playhouse pictured with Eugene Kearney and Dermot Foley of Bank of Ireland UK.