PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 02 | COMMERCIAL FEATURE
A GRAND PLACE FOR BUSINESS
They say there’s no business like showbusiness, and in Wolverhampton and the Black County, nowhere says showbusiness like Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.
With its iconic status and city-centre location, the Grand makes an ideal venue to help you hit your targets and meet your goals, whether you work in HR, marketing or business development. Charlotte Davies, Development Manager at the Grand Theatre explains how...
YOUR FOCUS IS HR
Your team has worked hard to win that all-important contract and now you want to celebrate!
Organise a team night out and come and see a show! Drinks packages are available and if you want to go all out, the Spotlight Lounge is perfect for pre-show parties and interval drinks for up to 30 people. Depending on the size of your team, you may be eligible for group discounts on show tickets too.
You are looking for new and interesting ways to enhance your team’s skills and CPD.
Where better to develop your public speaking skills than in a theatre? Not only do we offer Public Speaking with Confidence workshops led by a professional actor and public speaking coach, but we can design Away Days to suit your business needs. Dare you walk The Grid, 30 ft above the stage?
You need a neutral environment for important/sensitive meetings or you’re just bored of the same four walls.
Our function rooms are full of personality and available to hire during the day for meetings and workshops. The Spotlight Lounge can accommodate up to 40 people theatre style or 18 people boardroom style and is equipped with a 65” screen, while The Utopia Suite is your venue for smaller meetings and interviews.
On the Ground Floor, the Encore Lounge has hosted workshops, networking events and quiz nights, seating up to 50 people theatre style and up to 100 for standing events. Don’t forget our beautiful Grade II listed auditorium seats up to 1,200 people, making it ideal for conferences and full team briefings.
YOUR FOCUS IS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
You’re looking for opportunities to make new connections.
We have a calendar of networking events throughout the year to help you meet other local business professionals. The evenings start with a relaxed networking session and pre-show hospitality and then you watch the show. If you find small talk awkward, the show and networking bingo make great icebreakers. We have events for general business, women in business and young professionals.
You want to treat your clients and prospective customers to a night out.
Our eclectic mix of shows has something for everyone... West End Musicals, murder mysteries, comedians, sports legends. We can also cater for the smallest to the biggest of groups with our range of corporative hospitality options. From a VIP booth for two to the whole of the Grand Circle level (Bar and Spotlight Lounge) for a large party, a night out at the Grand is sure to impress.
You want to support the local community as part of your CSR strategy.
The Grand Theatre is a registered charity (number 515154) and we run life-changing projects throughout the year to help improve the lives of our community through the arts. Projects range from the ‘Intro to Panto’ schools' tour, a monthly ‘Memory Café’ for people living with dementia and their carers, and the upcoming ‘Stand Up If You’re Funny’ stand up comedy workshops for teenagers.
Corporate sponsorship is essential and allows us to run more and bigger projects and reach more people through the magic of theatre.
YOUR FOCUS IS MARKETING
You want to promote your brand to thousands of people.
We welcome more than a quarter of a million people through our doors every year. There is a range of advertising opportunities across the Grand, from the interval and till screens to back of the toilet door (and everyone needs to go to the loo at some point!) Different shows appeal to different audiences, so if you have a target demographic in mind, we can advise on which is best.
You need an impressive venue to launch a new product or project or host an awards night.
Our stage has played host to some of the biggest names in showbiz and politics. Winston Churchill, Sean Connery, Sir Ian McKellan… the list goes on! Now you can join them. Our technical and Front of House teams can work their magic to create an unforgettable experience in line with your brand which will leave people talking for years to come.
And for those who manage the purse strings…
We offer value for money packages and competitive rates.
For more information and to discuss your business needs, please contact the Grand Theatre Events Team