We are delighted to announce that we have won silver for ‘Best Collaborative Approach’ and bronze for ‘Best Arts and Culture Programme’ at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2018 for our partnership with HighTide Theatre.
2018 marks a decade of partnership between Lansons and HighTide. The cornerstone of our relationship is office sharing, whereby Lansons hosts the HighTide administrative team within our Farringdon offices at no charge to HighTide. The money HighTide saves on overheads is invested into producing innovative new theatre by young artists and outreach work to encourage new audiences to attend live performances. Ours has developed into a multi-faceted relationship with unique benefits for both partners. Crucially, HighTide is now recognised as one of the UKs leading theatre companies.
In recognition of our 10-year partnership, Lansons is donating £15,000 towards HighTide’s 2018 festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow.
HighTide’s mission is to stage the best new plays by emerging writers. HighTide playwrights are new, adventurous and diverse in terms of ethnicity, political philosophy, and socio-economic backgrounds. HighTide awards playwrights with their first commission, and these plays are created in Suffolk through the renowned annual HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow. HighTide re-commissions HighTide Festival writers and tour these productions across the UK.
HighTide’s output has continued to grow, becoming a core organisation supported by Arts Council England in 2011, and staging productions with impressive partners such as the National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre, in the West End and Off-Broadway. As their ambitions and commitments grew, we are proud to extend and continue our support.