Datapac, Ireland’s leading ICT solutions provider, today announces a new five year sponsorship deal with the National Opera House in Wexford valued at €175,000. This year marks the National Opera House’s 10th anniversary, during which time Datapac has been a longstanding supporter.
The investment will go towards the digital transformation of the Opera House and will help maintain the world-renowned status of the establishment. IT systems at the venue will be overhauled by Datapac’s experienced engineers, who will also provide support and strategic advice throughout the five-year partnership. The investment will create a better user-experience and streamline processes for staff, while also enhancing the customer experience at events.
The partnership with Datapac will also help the venue to open the house to more visitors – promoting the all-year-round offering of entertainment available at the National Opera House, including opera, theatre, ballet, comedy and all genres of music.
Having opened its doors in 2008, the National Opera House is Ireland’s first and only custom-built Opera House and is home to the international award-winning Wexford Festival Opera, which has run for over 67 years. In 2014, the venue was designated as Ireland’s ‘National Opera House’ by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
David McLoughlin, CEO, National Opera House, said: “This greatly appreciated investment will go a long way towards modernising our processes and systems, enabling us to further focus on promoting the rich variety of performances staged here throughout the entire year, in addition to the annual Wexford Festival Opera.
“Our primary aim is to encourage more people to visit and enjoy the National Opera House – our collaborative partnerships with local businesses are central to achieving this aim. This renewed partnership with Datapac enables us to not just maintain our state-of-the-art facilities, but to truly innovate. This level of support is absolutely essential to the international acclaim we receive as the ‘best small Opera House in the world.’”
Karen O’Connor, general manager, Datapac, said: “Datapac has been a supporter of the National Opera House for more than a decade and has seen the venue make a tremendous impact in the South East region throughout that time. Having a world-class amenity, making quality arts and entertainment available in the South East, is essential to regional quality of life. This helps Wexford-based businesses like Datapac attract the best talent to work and live in the area.”