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MTC announces new Major Partner

31 Aug 2018

Melbourne Theatre Company announced today a new major partnership with ANZ.

The three-year partnership will commence in January 2019 as ANZ becomes the exclusive Major Partner for MTC’s ANZ Forum Nights.

MTC Executive Director & Co-CEO Virginia Lovett said, ‘Our forum night sessions are an opportunity for theatre-goers, actors and creative artists to come together and delve deeper into the productions we present. By supporting MTC, ANZ demonstrates a clear understanding of the important role the arts plays in our community. We look forward to working together to develop new initiatives that help improve the lives of people throughout Australia.’

ANZ Forum Nights are special post-show events for each play in MTC’s season, offering audiences a unique opportunity to extend their theatre experience and hear directly from members of the cast and creative teams. In 2019 there will be 20 ANZ Forum Nights held across the season.

ANZ Australia Group Executive Fred Ohlsson said, ‘Melbourne Theatre Company is one of Australia’s flagship performing arts companies, and ANZ is proud to become a Major Partner for the next three years. Supporting theatre in Australia enables us to share inspiring and unique experiences with our customers and the broader community. We are pleased to start our association with MTC, which is an important part of ANZ’s commitment to helping communities thrive.’

ANZ provides banking and financial products and services to around 10 million individual and business customers. Employing around 45,000 people worldwide and operating in 34 markets internationally, ANZ is one of the four largest banks in Australia and one of the 25 largest banks in the world by market capitalisation. ANZ’s purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. That is why ANZ strives to create a balanced, sustainable economy in which everyone can take part and build a better life. From its earliest days in the 1830s financing commerce and facilitating trade, ANZ’s focus has always been on unlocking opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and communities.

Melbourne Theatre Company is where stories come alive. For over 60 years the Company has created exceptional theatre, sharing the power of live storytelling with generations of Australians. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO and Executive Director Virginia Lovett, MTC embodies the creative spirit that Melbourne and Victoria are renowned for, bringing remarkable theatre to the fore to inspire, entertain, challenge and enrich the lives of audiences. As one of Australia’s flagship performing arts companies, MTC produces classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre for today and tomorrow, with excellence, imagination and passion. The Company has over 22,000 subscribers and stages over 550 performances annually. Through its mainstage season, tours, education productions, public readings and other events, MTC reaches more than 200,000 attendances each year.

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Published on 31 August 2018