New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced up and coming singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe as its newest patron.

“I am so delighted to be supporting New Theatre Royal who have such a pioneering approach to the arts which encompasses all mediums and for all ages,” comments Beatie. “This is such an exciting time to support the theatre as they enter an innovative new chapter in their history.”

Beatie has been hailed as the definition of a 21st century artist with a truly classic sound. Her career has taken her from performances at the Roundhouse, Ronnie Scott’s and the Marquee Club to a residency with Punchdrunk in New York and festivals across the world. She was the artist of choice for a pioneering 3D interactive album app that led to a world tour with Apple and was the official British ambassador for Creativity & Innovation in the Britain is GREAT campaign. Beatie has also been involved with various charitable projects to empower people of all ages through music; she most recently acted as musical director for the world’s most comprehensive study into the power of music for people with dementia.

Caroline Sharman, CEO at New Theatre Royal, comments: “It is great to be able to include talented emerging musician Beatie Wolfe to our list of patrons. We are very keen at New Theatre Royal to champion a wide range of artists of all ages and at different stages in their career progression; having Beatie involved reflects this and we look forward to working with her to help encourage and inspire more young talent.”

Beatie will be joining a host of other patrons at New Theatre Royal who have committed their time and support over the years to this important cultural hub, including Twiggy, Timothy West, Sheila Hancock, Prunella Scales, Gioia Minghella and Paul Jones.