SOLT and UK Theatre’s 2017 Workforce Review indicated that the theatre industry faces a range of long-term skills and training challenges.
These issues relate to skills shortages, a lack of in-career training and development, poor support for freelance staff, high barriers to entry and poorly signposted routes into the sector. Research indicates that many of these issues have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
UK Theatre and SOLT’s ambition is to implement a range of skills and development initiatives to nurture the future workforce and support and invest in the current workforce. Our aim is to ensure that the appropriate skills and expertise are in place to allow the theatre and performing arts workforce to thrive for many years to come.