Off Stage Lite

Off Stage Lite at Rose Street

Due to the current situation we have postponed all in-person events for the foreseeable future.

Visit for details of online events and learning.

Off Stage focuses on the crucial aspects of theatre that the general public cannot see but are integral to a successful performance going ahead.  

Our programme this year will cover the key issues affecting our industry now while addressing the new concerns and emerging trends we face in the future.

Come together with your fellow senior managers and leaders for a focused day of learning and discussion. Strengthen your network, understand what's on the horizon and shape the future of Off Stage.

A networking drinks reception will take place following the conference. 


As part of our commitment to sustainable practice we are trialling a number of things this year to help reduce our environmental impact. 

For example:

  • We do not print the programme and delegate list as handouts. Instead they will be emailed to attendees in advance, as well as downloadable from the website
  • We use stickers as name badges for delegates instead of lanyards or plastic holders
  • We will trial meat-free catering at our 2020 conferences and ask for feedback from attendees

Any thoughts or ideas on how we can continue to improve our practice, do get in touch.

  • Theatre Managers and General Managers.
  • Technical managers & staff
  • Building & maintenance operatives
  • H&S practitioners
  • Sustainability Advisors

BOOK ONE DAY ONLY (Frontline OR Off Stage)

£200+VAT Non-Members 
£160+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members (after 27/08/19), ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members 
£120+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members if booked before 27 August 2019 

BOOK BOTH DAYS (Frontline AND Off Stage)

£380+VAT Non-Members 
£300+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members (after 27/08/19), ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members 
£220+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members if booked before 27 August 2019

This event will take place  at the UK Theatre & SOLT conference suite:

32 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ET

Find further information here about how to find us, getting here, our building and facilities, access information and security.  

Download the schedule here.  

Download the current delegate list here. 

Sessions include:

  • Conference Context – Horizon Scanning 
  • Crossing the Line: The Impact of Violent Incidents 
  • A range of workshops from Sustainability in Production Alliance (SiPA) 
  • Hit or Miss? New Ways to Record and Manage Accident & Near Miss Reporting
  • Old Problems, New Solutions… including noise, manual handling, machinery 

Speakers include:

  • Phill Brown, Head of Risk & Technical, SOLT/UK Theatre 
  • Cassie Chadderton, Head of UK Theatre (Session Chair) 
  • Emmanuel de Lange, Equity 
  • Ava Navama, SQR Group 
  • Louis Hartshorn & Brian Hook, Arts Theatre West End 
  • DCI Georgina Barnard, National Business Crime Centre 
  • Sustainability in Production Alliance (SiPA)
  • Samamtha Gruskin 
  • Chris Higgs, Total Solutions Group
  • Steve Foulston, Royal Opera House  
  • Hayley Seddon, RSC 
  • Karl Raw, Health & Safety Executive

Embed sustainability and safety in your day to day practice and prepare for what's on the horizon. Explore venue related building issues, environmental and sustainability improvements, health & safety initiatives and hands-on technical & production management.     

Network, learn and be inspired by speakers working in and outside the theatre industry, as well as with colleagues from across the UK. 

You will leave with practical ideas and support for you to take back to your organisation.

Download the 2019 agenda

Download the 2019 delegate list

Sessions included:   

  • SCaN: See, Check & Notify 
  • Risk Assessment Masterclass  
  • Sound Advice & Noises Off?
  • Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment:   
  • Suzy Lamplugh Trust – How can you stay safer at wor  
  • Hitting the Fan! Crisis Comms Masterclass        
  • Personal Safety – Practical solutions
  • Healthcare
  • Accident Reporting

Speakers included:

  • Zoe Davies 
  • Mary Lawrence 
  • Chris Jones 
  • Louise Hosking, IOSH
  • Jim Byard, Weightmans
  • Robin Townley, ABTT
  • Bella Stephens-Ikpasaja, Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Saskia Garner, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

  • Andrew Amery, R3S Global

  • Martin Petts, F24

  • Krissy Regan, SQR Group

  • Adam Hamilton

  • Phill Brown, UK Theatre & SOLT

  • Richard Beale, Blue Lemon

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32 Rose Street
Covent Garden

+44 (0)20 7557 6700

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"UK Theatre" is the operating name of UK Theatre Association, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET, Company No 323204.