BEGINNING JUNE 25th ‘NT LIVE’ INITIAL PROGRAM FEATURES HELEN MIRREN IN ‘PHEDRE’
WHAT: TRAVELEX, the international foreign exchange and payments provider for both consumers and B2B, is the international sponsor this year for the UK’s Royal National Theatre foray into satellite transmission of their live stage performances, called “NT Live”. Since 2003, TRAVELEX has sponsored the National Theatre’s £10 ticket. This award-winning and critically-acclaimed initiative has helped over 1 million British enjoy theater-going, making the theatre affordable for the everyman. The initiative is aligned to the TRAVELEX business, sharing their brand values of innovation, value and service. The idea of the low-priced ticket has naturally progressed into their commitment to “NT Live”, a bold technological opportunity that will deliver live performances from the most respected theatre in the world, to the world.
TRAVELEX strongly believes in consistent, key support of the high arts through emerging technologies and opportunities, even and especially in a down market, when people need their spirits lifted most.
TRAVELEX has made a name for itself by providing both commercial entities and consumers with an extensive list of products and services to meet all of their foreign exchange needs, while offering unparalleled service. In the Americas, TRAVELEX is the largest non-bank foreign exchange specialist, with trading floors in New York City and Toronto, serving over 6,000 commercial customers.
The pilot season of “NT Live”, the new initiative by the UK’s Royal National Theatre to broadcast live performances of plays onto cinema screens around the world will launch with a broadcast of Phèdre, by Jean Racine in a version by Ted Hughes starring Helen Mirren (The Queen) & Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia! film), directed by Nicholas Hytner.
The upcoming “NT Live” season includes “All’s Well That Ends Well” (Oct. 1). “Nation” (Jan. 30, 2010), and “The Habit of Art” (TBD).
WHEN & WHERE: For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/47486/venues-amp-booking/united-states.html
Many broadcasts occur on June 25th on screens across the United States; however some markets will be broadcast a week or two later, based on availability. Screening locations include the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Director’s Guild Theatre in New York; the Mann Theatre in Hollywood, CA; the Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C.; the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago; the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis; and many more.
Ticket prices vary by venue. The average ticket price is $20.
Contact local venues for ticket information.
Travelex is the world’s largest foreign exchange specialist, with offices in 35 countries, nearly 700 retail branches and 16,000 commercial customers. The company’s retail branches are located at key airport, seaport and rail locations, in addition to worldwide tourist and business centres. Nearly 40 percent of the world’s airline passengers, over 1.3 billion people, pass through airports at which Travelex’s business operates. This includes the major gateways at London, New York, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Sydney. Travelex operates two North American foreign exchange trading floors – located in New York City and Toronto.
The Group’s principal activities are organised into three divisions: Global Business Payments, Retail and Outsourcing.
Global Business Payments: Travelex is the world’s largest non-bank provider of commercial cross-border payment services. The business provides international payment services for commercial and personal customers, with products comprising multi-currency spot contracts, forward contracts and options. The Global Business Payments division was enhanced by merging Ruesch International, which was acquired during 2007 for $440m, with Travelex’s Commercial Foreign Exchange (CFX) division.
Retail: Travelex is the world’s largest retail foreign exchange specialist, with over 700 branded retail branches, principally in airports and tourist locations. The business sells banknotes and other foreign exchange and travel related products and services to individuals travelling for business and leisure purposes.
Outsourcing: The business provides outsourced travel money services by supplying the foreign currency needs of financial institutions and travel agencies, as well as by fulfilling the individual orders of their customers. Products and services include banknotes, wholesale banknote fulfillment, the distribution of insurance policies and the issuing of prepaid cards.
The Group operates through its subsidiaries and branches in four regions: the United Kingdom; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEA); Americas and Asia Pacific.