Off Stage - Tuesday 10 October 2017 - Birmingham

Off Stage

Tuesday 10 October 2017 - Birmingham

10.00am to 5.00pm

Bookings for this conference are now closed.

This new conference will focus on the crucial aspects of theatre that the general public cannot see but are integral to a successful performance going ahead.  Off-stage will explore venue related building issues, environmental & sustainability improvements, health & safety initiatives and hands-on technical & production management.  

Click here to download the programme.

Speakers include:

  • Mark White, Theatre Safety Commitee   
  • Claire Applyby, Theatres Trust
  • Robin Townley, ABTT
  • Claire Buckley, Julies Bicycle
  • Mary Lawrence, Osborne Clarke
  • Richard Beale, RB Health & Safety
  • Stuart Graham, ATG
  • Krissy Regan, SQR

Bringing together professionals across operations, front of house, technical, general management, customer service and administration either or both days will be an opportunity to network, explore practical solutions and discuss latest developments in the sector.

Off Stage will complement our successful annual  Frontline conference, taking place on Monday 9 October. Together  Frontline and Off Stage will focus on front of house and customer service, along with the aspects of theatre that the public don't see but are crucial to a successful performance

Come to one day or join us for both.

Backstage Mercury Theatre  Pamela Raith Photography

The conference will include seminars from leading industry experts including the HSE, ABTT, IOSH and NaCTSO.  It will focus on issues affecting the industry today and also predicting future risks and our responses. 

Practical workshops are also on the agenda to provoke discussion and learning on key subjects affecting our industry.  Participants will explore practical solutions to impact change at their venues and also discover how they can influence a positive approach to managing risks when they get back to work.

Sessions and workshops include:

  • Predicting future theatre risks & opportunities
  • Setting the scene for health & safety
  • Sustainability
  • Staff security awareness
  • Electrical safety changes
  • Theatre ceilings four years on
  • A legal whodunit: the mystery hole in the floor
  • Code of conduct - national best practice?
  • Square holes, round pegs - recruitment & retention
  • Close encounters of the production kind!

Click here to download the programme.

  • Theatre Managers and General Managers.
  • Technical managers & staff
  • Building & maintenance operatives
  • H&S practitioners
  • Sustainability Advisors
  • Anyone in customer service, operations  and front of house roles at a management level 

BOOK ONE DAY ONLY (Frontline OR Off Stage)



UK Theatre, SOLT & STAR Members, ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members

£100+VAT, if booked before 28 August 2017
UK Theatre & SOLT members 

BOOK BOTH DAYS (Frontline AND Off Stage)



UK Theatre, SOLT & STAR Members, ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members

£180+VAT, if booked before 28 August 2017 
UK Theatre & SOLT members

This conference will take place at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB.

Birmingham Hippodrome is easy to find, very centrally located, and well connected to public transport and car parks. 

Directions on how to get to Birmingham Hippodrome can be found here

Networking drinks will be held on Monday 9 October at Birmingham Rep.
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Membership & Off Stage conference package:

A special package of Professional Membership and a place at Off Stage for £160 (+VAT).

To take advantage of this offer, please call 02075576734 and quote ‘OffStageFreelanceOffer’ to confirm your membership and book your place on the Off Stage Conference. You will need to pay the package price in full by credit or debit card at the time of calling. Please note that this offer is not available online.

Off Stage conference only:

A special freelance rate for a place at Off Stage conference for £150 (+VAT)

Please book online as normal selecting ‘Freelancer’ as your delegate rate.

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