LONDON, UK, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - RBC and The Old Vic today announced
that RBC will become the theatre's Principal Partner. RBC commits to
sponsoring more than 15 productions over the next three years. This
Principal Partner sponsorship will be transformative for The Old Vic
and its audiences, directly enabling more artistic output and more
varied programming than ever before.
Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Europe said: "RBC has a
long-standing commitment to support the arts, recognizing the role it
plays enhancing the communities in which we live and work. This
three-year partnership builds on that commitment and is a great
opportunity for us to work with the Old Vic at such an exciting time
for the theatre."
RBC's commitment to promoting world-class excellence in the arts, and to
strengthening the social fabric of communities make it an ideal partner
for The Old Vic. Both partners believe in the transformative power of
the arts and the importance of different groups of people coming
together to share a live experience. In 2013, the RBC Foundation
committed more than C$6.0 million globally to the arts.
"It's a privilege for us to be working with the Royal Bank of Canada
over the next three years. Their support will enable us to continue to
plan daring, eclectic and ambitious seasons with more productions than
ever before, as part of my aim to mount unforgettable history-making
shows in this most historic London theatre," said Matthew Warchus, The
Old Vic Artistic Director Designate.
The partnership also celebrates The Old Vic's historical connections
with Canada. The late Canadian businessman and philanthropist Ed
Mirvish saved The Old Vic in 1982. He and his son David Mirvish ran the
theatre from 1982 until 1998.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor
services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.
We employ approximately 78,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 39 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
For further information:
Dafina Grapci-Penney, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7324 5484
RBC Capital Markets, London:
Lauren Wooder, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 7845