JM Glendinning has extended its sponsorship of West Yorkshire Playhouse, committing to three years of support for the Leeds theatre.

The sponsorship comes at a time of transformation for West Yorkshire Playhouse as it continues its major redevelopment programme, which will see a full modernisation of the building, significantly improved access across the theatre and a brand new city-facing entrance.

JM Glendinning, which has been a proud supporter of West Yorkshire Playhouse since 2015, is associate sponsor of the Playhouse’s The Girl on the Train production which launched in May, and will also sponsor a performance of the seasonal production A Christmas Carol at the end of this year.

Nigel Wood, MD of JM Glendinning’s corporate division, says: “It’s an exciting time for us to be involved with the Playhouse. We’re proud to support such an important institution in our home city, at an important stage of its evolution. Many of us at JM Glendinning are huge supporters of the theatre and the work it does across communities and we’re very excited to see it flourish in the years to come.”

Robin Hawkes, West Yorkshire Playhouse Executive Director, says: “West Yorkshire Playhouse is a registered charity relying on generous support from our corporate sponsors, trusts and individuals. Not only does this support enable us to continue to make artistically excellent theatre, it allows us to continue to work with communities and artists in Leeds and beyond in a way which is pioneering, invigorating and relevant. We’re incredibly grateful to JM Glendinning for their continued support of our work.”

Photo courtesy of Anthony Robling

Nigel Wood with the cast and creative team of The Girl on the Train. Photography by Anthony Robling

Nigel Wood with the cast and creative team of The Girl on the Train.