Supporting the Arts

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Donmar Warehouse

Simmons & Simmons has been the Associate Sponsor of the award-winning Donmar Warehouse since April 2010. The Donmar is a 250-seat not for profit theatre located in the heart of London’s West End. Led by Josie Rourke as Artistic Director, it is regarded as one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The Donmar's reputation for artistic excellence is matched by its commitment to education, offering unparalleled theatre experiences to young people.  Our sponsorship is one way we contribute to opportunities to engage with some of the most interesting aspects of contemporary art and culture and our support contributes to access to the Donmar's work on stage, and its crucial education work.  

English National Ballet

English National Ballet is the UK's premier touring ballet company and one of the foremost touring companies in Europe, performing in theatres throughout the UK as well as conducting international tours and performing at special events.  Led by artistic director Tamara Rojo, its stated objective is to reach for innovative collaborations, creative excellence and bold ways of honouring, but adding to, traditional ballet.  The firm has been an in kind sponsor of the English National Ballet for a number of years, providing the company with pro bono legal support.

Frieze London Art Fair

The firm has been in kind sponsor to the Frieze Art Fair, now Frieze London, since its inception in 2003. Today, the Fair features more than 170 contemporary art galleries, specially commissioned artists’ projects, a talks programme and an artist-led education schedule.  Our longstanding relationship with Frieze, like our leading collection of contemporary art, creates opportunities for engagement with some of the most interesting aspects of contemporary art and culture.  Our collection, comprising works by British and international artists, has been created over more than 25 years and our objective is to continue to support young artists from the local communities in which we work while promoting these opportunities for engagement.