Trethowans renews sponsorship with Dorset landmark venue

Trethowans and BH Live team outside Bournemouth Pavilion

UK Top 150 law firm, Trethowans, with offices in Bournemouth and Poole, has renewed its sponsorship of Bournemouth Pavilion for another two years as part of its ongoing drive to give back to the communities it serves.

The support will go towards maintaining the destination’s beautiful art deco Grade II listed venue.

Bournemouth Pavilion, which originally partnered with Trethowans in 2018, is now in its 94th year of operation. Its theatre hosts more than 350 cultural and entertainment performances every year including musicals, pantomimes, dance, comedy and concerts. Furthermore, an extensive programme of tea dances, dinners, community events and exhibitions, takes place in its ballroom which overlooks the sea and gardens.

BH Live is a charitable social enterprise. It runs Bournemouth Pavilion in partnership with BCP Council. Matthew Goode, BH Live’s Marketing Director, said:

“Bournemouth Pavilion is an important local landmark packed with cultural heritage. As custodians we have a responsibility to make sure the venue meets the needs of audiences today, and for many more years to come.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Trethowans because it is a trusted local firm that shares our community focused ethos and values. So, we are delighted it has extended our partnership for two more years, supporting the town’s theatre which brings so much joy and wellbeing to so many.”

Built in the 1920s, Bournemouth Pavilion is loved by locals and tourists alike, attracting huge crowds every year. It is in the process of refurbishing its main bar area and fly tower above the stage (used to raise and lower screens for sets in plays).

Also, it recently added a complex WiFi system, modern stage lighting and ten digital screens to advertise shows and inform visitors.

Chris Whiteley, Senior Partner at Trethowans, added:

“Bournemouth Pavilion is one of the town’s most recognised theatrical venues and a major attraction, drawing people from all over the UK. We are very pleased to renew our sponsorship and continue our support of this important local community institution.”


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Editors notes:
Established over 150 years ago, Trethowans is a UK Top 150 law firm and one of the fastest growing law firms in the South of England, providing a comprehensive range of services for business and individual clients.

Trethowans has offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester. With a team of around 250 people (including over 40 partners), it works for major commercial clients such as Ladbrokes plc, Jewson (part of the Saint Gobain Group), Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Britvic plc and Rowanmoor, to name but a few.

Trethowans sponsors many local initiatives within its locations including The Ageas Bowl and Hampshire Cricket, Hampshire Fare, Salisbury Rugby Club, Chalke Valley History Festival, Bournemouth Pavilion and Poole Pirates Speedway. Trethowans also supports a number of local charities with fundraising and donations.

Behind everything Trethowans do is a set of values; six principles that inform and guide their work, day in day out.

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About BH Live

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About Bournemouth Pavilion

Bournemouth Pavilion is operated by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council.

This Grade II listed venue opened in March 1929. It has a 1,500-seat theatre and full-sized ballroom. The venue hosts musicals, opera, ballet, pantomime, comedy, gala dinners, banquets, receptions, fairs, dances and fashion shows throughout the year.

Its facilities complement events at Bournemouth International Centre and for corporate presentations, product launches, and smaller conferences and exhibitions.

Bournemouth Pavilion is also home to Pavilion Dance South West and the Pavilion at AUB rehearsal and teaching space for the Arts University Bournemouth.

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