From the earliest days, we have supported the performing arts and looked after the financial affairs of many influential figures connected with the arts such as Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Chopin and Berlioz.
Royal Opera House
We share a fascinating history with the Royal Opera House. Our earliest connection with Covent Garden dates back to 1733 and in the early nineteenth century Thomas Coutts, a partner in the bank, became a shareholder of the theatre.
We have sponsored productions at the opera house since 2003 and are very pleased to continue this relationship in 2013 when we are production sponsor of La rondine with a sensational cast including Angela Gheorghiu with Ermonela Jaho, Vittorio Grigolo and Sabina Puértolas.
The Royal Court Theatre is the UK’s leading new writing theatre. Based on Sloane Square and with an international reputation, the theatre puts on the best new plays written by the most exciting playwrights today. Since 1956, the theatre has sought out and developed the most talented writers, actors, directors and designers, many of them now well established in the world of entertainment.
We are privileged to be the principal sponsor of the Royal Court. Our partnership began in May 2011 and celebrates the excellence and vision of both of our organisations. We first sponsored the theatre in 2005 as they represented all that was best in cutting edge theatre and continue to do so today.