The UK Theatre and SOLT workforce development strategy is based on the evidence of the current and future training needs of our workforce presented in the Off Stage Workforce Review delivered by Nordicity, working with Alistair Smith.
The strategy aims to ensure that the appropriate skills and expertise are in place for theatre and the performing arts to thrive twenty years from now, to improve the diversity of the theatre and performing arts workforce, and address long-term culture change in the professional development of the theatre and the performing arts industry.
The workforce strategy is likely to be carried out over several years, include multiple areas of work and involve a wide range of stakeholders.
A consortium of industry employers and sector bodies has been formed to help us shape the work. The consortium includes:
- Kris Bryce, Pitlochry Festival Theatre
- Michelle Carwardine-Palmer, National Theatre Wales
- Natalie Highwood, London Theatre Consortium
- Prema Mehta, Lighting Designer
- Caro Newling, Neal Street Productions
- Richard Oriel, Disney Theatrical Group
- Jo Pitman, Royal Shakespeare Company
- Emma Rees, Arts Council England
- Deborah Sawyerr, Mercury Theatre
- Robert West, Creative & Cultural Skills
- Anna Williams, Birmingham Royal Ballet
UK Theatre and SOLT will update on progress throughout the lifetime of the project.
Click here to download our Workforce Development Strategy: Summary of Objectives