Bristol Old Vic launches new Corporate Partnership Programme with Law Firm VWV as first three-year member.

6 Jun 2024

Bristol head-quartered law firm VWV is to become the organisation’s first corporate partner in a programme launched by Bristol Old Vic today.

The corporate partnership programme offers companies a bespoke, mutually beneficial relationship with Bristol Old Vic. Benefits include unique training and skills development for corporate teams, preferential access to space and theatre experiences in exchange for investment in and alignment with Bristol Old Vic’s extensive community and engagement projects.

VWV’s investment will provide support for Bristol Old Vic’s creative programme of activity for young people, enabling much-needed bursaries for people to access initiatives such as YoungSixSix, Young Company:City and Made in Bristol. 

Announcing the partnership, Charlotte Geeves, Bristol Old Vic's Executive Director said:

“Our new Corporate Partnership Programme is rooted in building relationships with commercial organisations that share values similar to Bristol Old Vic, and a steadfast belief that creativity can and does change people’s lives for the better. It is fitting that VWV is our first partner as, having worked with us for many years, they understand the real impact our creative engagement work delivers. This three-year agreement means they are supporting our ability to grow the range of opportunities available to young people in Bristol.” 

Gareth Edwards of VWV said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Bristol Old Vic for the next three years. This collaboration reinforces our shared commitment to providing inclusive opportunities.  We welcome the opportunity to engage with Bristol Old Vic and lend our support to its learning and development programmes and outreach projects.  As well as spending more time in its impressive King Street home and enjoying brilliant theatre with colleagues, clients and friends of VWV."

Charlotte added:

“The current challenges for the cultural sector are well documented. Though we can prove how investment in the work we do contributes exponentially more to the UK economy, we understand that the public purse is under pressure. The Corporate Partnership Programme is an example of how we’re working differently to try and plug the income gap we have due to the real-terms funding cuts we have received.”

About VWV

As a long-established Bristol headquartered firm, VWV can trace its history back to the early 19th century. We would like to think that we are well known for many things, not least our staff and clients, who are at the heart of everything we do.

For our clients, we have national recognition for our sector-focused approach, which means that we direct our skill, energy, and expertise in understanding our clients in the sectors that they operate in.

For more information about VWV, visit our website at


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