The Utopia Suite is the private bottle bar on the Dress Circle level of the theatre.
The year-long sponsorship deal will contribute valuable funding for the theatre’s important charitable work as it enters its 125th anniversary year.
The Grand Theatre is a registered charity and works with a wide range of schools, groups and organisations to engage more people in the arts, develop skills and raise confidence.
Recent projects include ‘Dream Big’, which offered free creative writing workshops to schools and The Phoenix Project, in partnership with Geese Theatre and The Haven Wolverhampton, which provided free drama workshops for survivors of domestic abuse.
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James Thomas-Horton, head of marketing at Casino 36, said: “Casino 36 is proud to sponsor the Utopia Suite and support this worthwhile, local charity. The Grand is a premium brand in the region and the association will raise our profile in the region.”
Vicky Price, associate director of development and communications, said; “We’re delighted to welcome Casino 36 as a sponsor as by working together, we can boost Wolverhampton’s night time offering. Furthermore, as a registered charity, the Grand relies on such partnerships and Business Club membership to enable us to offer a full programme of shows and continue with our fantastic community work.”
The Utopia Suite has art deco décor and is named in recognition of the first show on stage at the Grand, Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Utopia Limited’ by The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
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