Keith Prowse then and now

March 6, 2020

Keith Prowse is a brand built of rich history and a wealth of experience in the industry and, it’s safe to say we have come a long way since the original concept back in the 19th century. In this piece, we've gone right back to the beginning - and to do this, wound the clocks back a few hundred years - take a look for yourselves!



In 1830, a musical composer named Robert William Keith partnered up with a music publisher, William Prowse to form a theatre ticketing business originally named Keith, Prowse & Co. The pioneering company booked and held the best theatre seats for their clients so that they had the best experience with the least hassle.


From the very beginning, Keith Prowse were at the forefront of innovation and were one of the first companies to have a telephone installed. In 1911, the company opened the World’s first flight ticket booking office and, after a stint in music publishing, Keith Prowse branched out to focus on hospitality. 


Now, Keith Prowse are proud to be the UK No.1 official hospitality provider, with our hospitality experiences being the industry benchmark against which other packages are measured.


We provide hospitality for some of the UK’s most iconic sporting events, including The Championships, Wimbledon, events at Twickenham Stadium, the Fever-Tree Championships, Edgbaston, The Kia Oval, the Investec Derby Festival, The Open, and, our most recent appointment in 2019, as the official hospitality sales agent for the Formula E, London E-Prix. With events like these, it is easy to see why we’re known as the market leaders in hospitality.


So here's to the next 100 hundred years - a toast to Mr. Keith and Mr. Prowse!


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