Meet our Spotlight Partners: Rollits LLP

Meet our Spotlight Partners: Rollits LLP

We recently held a coffee and cake afternoon for our Spotlight Partners, who generously donate £950 +VAT or more a year to support our programme of cutting-edge drama and inclusive community engagement.

Taking place on our first floor, representatives attended from Rollits, For Entrepreneurs Only, PDR Construction, Humberside Airport, Alessandro Caruso Architecture and Unite the Union, as well as Natasha Barley, Director of our partner organisation, Hull Children’s University.

Whilst they were here, we took the opportunity to chat to them about their businesses and why they chose to become a Spotlight Partner. In this interview we speak to Pat Coyle, Client Relations Director at Rollits LLP.


Hi, Pat. First off, can you tell us a bit about the company?

Operating for over 175 years, Rollits has always been located in Hull’s historic Old Town. In fact, our offices over the decades have all been within a half-mile radius since being founded in 1841 by solicitor John Rollit, and today you can find us in Citadel House on the High Street. You could say we are truly “rooted in Hull”.

We’re one of Yorkshire’s leading law firms, consistently ranking highly in two independent law directories, The UK Legal 500 and Chambers UK. With over sixty lawyers based across two sites in Hull and York, we work for a range of clients, from multinational private companies to small charitable organisations, private individuals and family trusts.


Why did Rollits decide to become a Spotlight Partner?

Our two organisations share the same focus of improving the local community and the city’s national status, which is why Rollits has a long history of supporting Hull Truck Theatre.

Culture and business work well together, so Rollits has a heritage of supporting a range of cultural organisations which contribute to the region’s artistic programme, especially during Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

We’ve seen Hull Truck Theatre go through multiple developments over the years, going way back to when it was based down Spring Street. We’ve been involved with the theatre for a long time and continue to back its community engagement programme in our role as a Spotlight Partner.

You can find out more about Rollits LLP at and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


Become a Spotlight Partner

If your organisation would like to develop its brand identity and CSR activity whilst directly supporting Hull Truck Theatre and the local community, please get in touch with Davide Calogero, Director of Development, on 01482 488294 or email We’re also part of the Catalyst: Evolve programme, which means that every pound you give is matched by Arts Council England. 

Spotlight Partners receive the following benefits over 12 months, available from £950 +VAT:

  • 10 VIP TICKETS & HOSPITALITY: Enjoy the VIP experience at a Hull Truck Theatre produced show of your choice, including pre-show drinks, the best seats in the house, and the opportunity to meet our creative team. Ideal for entertaining clients or marking a family celebration.
  • 10 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS: Make theatre part of your cultural life with an annual allocation of 10 Band B tickets for a Hull Truck Theatre production of your choice, which can be used at your convenience. Perfect for social events or staff rewards.
  • 35 BE THE BRIDGE TICKETS: 35 tickets will be donated in your name to our Give the Gift of Theatre scheme, enabling schools and community groups in disadvantaged areas of Hull and East Yorkshire to access our Christmas production. A meaningful way to give something back to your local area.
  • 2 OPENING NIGHT TICKETS: Enjoy the opening night experience for all Hull Truck Theatre productions. Ideal for business-to-business networking, raising your brand profile and seeing the shows first.

Opportunities also exist for longer term arrangements for naming parts of the building, offering maximum visibility to 50,000 audience members a year. For more information about corporate packages and relationships, please contact Davide Calogero on 01482 488294 or email