SOLT & UK Theatre announce 2022 Conference Programme

SOLT & UK Theatre’s Conference Programme for 2022 is now on sale, including the flagship Theatre & Touring Symposium.

UK Theatre Conferences are back for the first time in three years to bring together theatre professionals from across the UK to highlight the issues facing the sector at present, and to explore solutions to improve the landscape for theatre in 2022 and beyond.

See our full programme of conferences, with a mix of familiar favourites and brand-new events, on our website here.

This year our conferences are taking place both live in-person and online, with some hybrid and some fully virtual events to improve access and enable people from across the UK to unite and celebrate the return of live theatre. Attendees can connect with industry colleagues both face-to-face and online, and through our packed programme of talks and discussions tackle the key issues facing theatre, celebrate incredible work, identify future trends, and capitalize on opportunities in a new age.

Our conferences are designed to reignite connections between industry peers. They have been designed to promote best practice insights and cutting-edge approaches to operating in the new post-pandemic landscape of theatre. In exploring the current issues the industry is facing today these conferences will unearth practical solutions to enable our members to continue to bring high-quality theatre to wider audiences across the UK.

Conferences Programme 2022

Theatre & Touring Symposium

Monday 27 June 2022 – Hybrid – The Brewery, London

‘A Landscape for Theatre’ The overarching theme for this year’s Symposium is ‘A New Landscape for Theatre’. We will explore how we can pivot from a period of huge disruption and change, and harness our entrepreneurial spirit to take advantage of the opportunities offered by our current situation to improve the future of theatre-making.

Outside the Box Conference

Wednesday 7 September – Online

‘Break boundaries with Non-Traditional Theatre: Spaces, Content, Distribution’

The biggest names in site-specific, experiential, immersive, and digital theatre will come together to present the pioneering ways of thinking, techniques, and technology that are pushing the boundaries of what theatre can do. Learn how to take theatre from the stage and bring it right into people’s homes, into impossible spaces, and into imaginations.

Learning & Participating Conference

Wednesday 5 October – Online

‘Engage diverse audiences and enrich your community through theatre’

Hear from Learning, Engagement, Participation & Outreach experts in theatres across the UK on how to make the most of your audiences, young people, and local communities by developing and implementing engagement and learning schemes that will help you to reach new audiences and get them involved with your work.

Business Resilience Conference

Thursday 10 November – Hybrid

Business Resilience is a dedicated space for executive, senior, finance and business leads to examine their business models, funding approaches, and finance practice. Network, learn and be inspired by speakers working in and outside the theatre industry, as well as with colleagues from across the UK. This conference will enable you to improve your business practices and strengthen your organisation’s resilience.

Revenue Generation Summit

Wednesday 30 November – Online

‘Find innovative solutions to maximising revenue in theatre’

Income generation and financial resilience is top of the agenda for all theatres, producers, and production companies. Anyone responsible for raising finances are being tasked with finding innovative solutions to maximising revenue.

This new event builds on the success of our previous Box Office Conference and widens its brief to look at all areas of the theatre business. Our speakers will be discussing topics from programming to Food and Beverage, audience development to pricing strategies, and they’ll share their insights on what works and what doesn’t to inspire and provoke rigorous discussions on entrepreneurial approaches to revitalising theatre.

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