When: Open Date
Although entertaining at sporting events, when done well, has long been accepted as an effective means of cementing and enhancing business relationships, more and more companies are coming to recognise the value of hospitality packages centred on the arts.
“Thank you so much for the invite to London over the weekend.
I have to say that I am fortunate enough to be invited to a number of corporate events but this event was one of the best I have ever attended. Claire and I had a fabulous time.
The organisation and attention to detail was superb.
To be sat on the stage is something we will “dine out” on for many years.
Please pass on my gratitude to Justin and Robin – nothing was too much trouble.
Again, thank you and I look forward to catching up with you all soon.”
Cable Services International
“I just wanted to Thank you again for an Absolutely Fantastic weekend which we thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end!
The experience Exceeded Expectations in every way! The hotel, the hospitality, the food, the theatre – Everything was sensational.
The organization was superb and myself and Baz had an Extraordinary experience.
We feel very honoured to have been invited to such a calibre of event and once again, Thank you for the efforts that everyone went to, too make it such a special weekend.”
“I became General Manager of Lucy Electric five years ago and Templeton Events were already our events provider. They’re extremely friendly, approachable and organised. With corporate events and entertainment it’s all about trust – you are putting your company’s reputation, along with your most prized customers, in the hands of a third party and trusting them to deliver. Well you can trust Templeton.”
Our Awesome Theatre Evenings
Our theatre hospitality packages are not just theatre evenings in the traditional sense.
Afternoon master mixologist cocktail making and tasting class – Private reserved area
Private three course early evening dinner – European or Japanese as you prefer
S Class Mercedes and/or Range Rover theatre transfers
The best stalls front row seats at your chosen sell-out West End show
Champagne private reception on arrival at the theatre
Champagne in private suite during interval
Post theatre buffet
Private reserved bar area open till late
Overnight stay in one of a selection of London five star and boutique hotels
Traditional full English breakfast
We offer Michelin starred cuisine (including Nobu, Mark Hix, Marcus Wareing to name a few…) combined with your choice of theatre show. After the show, your party returns to your reserved area within of one of our many partner five star hotels in London where your overnight stay allows for relaxed conversation over a midnight snack and a night cap or two.
Typical Weekend Itinerary
Arrival at Metropolitan Hotel, Park Lane, London
14.00 Check-in opens – earlier arrivals are very welcome to leave luggage with the hotel concierge
16.00 Rendezvous in your reserved area of the Met Bar for master mixologist cocktail making and tasting class
17.00 Three-course pre-theatre dinner served in your private dining room, or Japanese style private room at Nobu
18.40 Prepare to depart for the theatre
18.50 Depart hotel by Range Rovers / S-Class Mercedes
19.10 Champagne reception
(Theatre dependent i.e. either in your private room adjacent to your front row seats, or at tables at your seating area)
19:30 Curtain up
(Again, theatre-dependent i.e. either in your private room adjacent to your front row seats, or at tables at your seating area)
22:05 Show ends. Transfer to the Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel
Post-theatre buffet and refreshments in your reserved private area before taking your reserved seats in the bar. Enjoy the live jazz performance, watch the dancing, or join in as the mood takes.
Late Retire to your executive room for overnight stay.
Full English breakfast available until 11.00
Midday Check out – Bags can be left in storage for those who wish to explore nearby Bond Street
Confirmed London Shows 2022
The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, Aldwych
Moulin Rouge – Piccadilly Theatre
Les Misérables – Sondheim Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave
Mamma Mia! – Novello Theatre, Aldwych
Mary Poppins – Prince Edward Theatre, Soho
Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket
The Book of Mormon – Prince of Wales Theatre
Wicked – Apollo Theatre, Victoria
Pretty Woman The Musical – Savoy Theatre
Frozen the Musical – Drury Lane Theatre
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Matilda – Cambridge Theatre, Covent Garden
Back to the Future – The Musical – Adelphi Theatre, Strand
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Palace Theatre
Price from £1,095 + VAT per person.
Minimum booking six couples.
Why not start the weekend with a smile?
Join us for a cocktail or two at the Scarfes Bar, and talk about how sport and culture can assist in developing long-term business relationships with your valued customers and influencers.
We Love Theatre and Cabaret
Hotels and venues are chosen to ensure a relaxed and stylish environment for guests to feel comfortable and enjoy. The afternoon cocktail class is always fun, and immediately gets proceedings off to a fun start. The history of theatre and cabaret tells us that it should be fun and enjoyable. We recommend uplifting shows and thankfully in London Theatreland, there are plenty of gems to choose from. Whether we look at the mainstream or the more avant-garde shows, the theatre experience with Templeton is always appreciated by those attending, who regularly comment on how well they were looked after and how much fun was had. Templeton’s Justin believes that, with our theatre weekends, in many ways we go back to the days of theatre and cabaret in the 1920s. We are fortunate in that, as we are private groups and with the benefit of advanced notice, we enter theatres via the stage door, and we use a private suite where champagne flows before the group takes their seats which, of course, are the best in the house. After the show, we are collected in our very smart tinted glass carriages (nice whip), and on to another amazing location with reserved sofas and live performance. Of course for the individual guests on the night who do not need to see or know about the considerable organisation that goes into these events, a feeling of casual and unhurried random hopping from one excellent venue to another, all with something amazing to see and experience, the feelings generated include how special and as importantly valued those attending are. Certainly the boredom of contemporary life, for a while anyway, is replaced by ease, art and culture, socialising and fun.
Cabaret Fledermaus, 1907-1913
The original Cabaret Fledermaus, 1907-1913, was brought into existence as a place where the “boredom” of contemporary life would be replaced by “ease, art and culture, socialising and fun”. The success of Cabaret Fledermaus soon led to other establishments following the trend such as Bal Tic Tac and Cabaret Diavolo in Rome and many more around the globe. It was created by the Weiner Werkslätte (Vienna Workshop), a group of artists and designers, setting out to stimulate the senses where all forms of art were included.
Bal Tic Tac and Cabaret Diavolo, Rome 1921-22
In the 1915 manifesto Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, Italian artists Giacomo Balla and Fortunoto Depero demanded that every aspect of the environment should reflect the speed of the machine age. Balla was commissioned in 1921 to design the Bal Tic Tac in Rome. He painted the space floor to ceiling with brightly coloured intersecting shapes, creating an immersive environment that radiated energy. As one visitor noted, ‘the walls themselves seem to dance’.
Cafe de Nadia and The Carpa Amaro, Mexico City 1920’s
L’Aubette, Strasbourg, 1928
Loïe Fuller, Paris, 1890s
Chat Noir, Paris, 1880s-90s
Weimar Nightlife, Berlin, 1920s-30s
Ibadan and Osogbo Mbari Clubs, Nigeria 1961-66
Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich 1916
Cave of the Golden Calf, London 1912-14
Harlem Nightclubs, Jazz Clubs and Cabarets, 1920s-40s
Rasht 29, 1966-69
Le Théâtre du Chat Noir – to lure patrons, “The Black Cat” presented shows of the most up-to-date technology; the theatre of shadows.
Iconic poster art by Berthold Loeffler for new acts at the Fledermaus cabaret theatre.
The Cabaret Fledermaus is an event location in Vienna’s 1st inner city district. The original Art Nouveau small art stage, designed by Josef Hoffmann, was located from 1907 to 1913 on Kärntner Straße, corner of Johannesgasse. The cabaret bat, newly founded by Gerhard Bronner in 1967, is located in Spiegelgasse and is currently used as a club discotheque.
Berthold Loeffler was born in 1874 in Rosenthal, Bohemia (today the Czech Republic). In 1905, he was one of the founders of the Wiener Keramik Works (Fine Art Ceramics Company). The other founder was Michael Powolny.
Loefller was a painter, graphic artist and print maker, and a professor at the Arts and Crafts School in Vienna, Austria from 1906 to 1935.
“No job too large and no disdain for smaller jobs” was likely to have been his motto and characterises his professional attitude, and the ultimate Wiener Werkstaette, a.k.a., the total integration of art and life.
Iconic poster art by Théophile Steinlen created in 1896, advertising a tour to other cities (“coming soon”) of Le Chat Noir’s troupe of cabaret entertainers.
Le Chat Noir (French for “The Black Cat”) was a nineteenth-century entertainment establishment in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. It was opened on 18 November 1881 at 84 Boulevard de Rochechouart by the impresario Rodolphe Salis.
Le Chat Noir has become a symbol of Montmatre. It soon drew a crowd of artists and “bohemians”, establishing the reputation of the “hill” as a haven for artists, then and now.