Off Stage - returning in 2019, date TBC

Off Stage

This conference last took place on Wednesday 26 September 2018, it will return in 2019 - dates TBC

10.00am to 5.00pm

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

Off Stage will complement our successful annual  Frontline conference, taking place on Tuesday 25 September 2018. 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

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. 

Come to one day or join us for both.

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

BOOK ONE DAY ONLY (Frontline OR Off Stage)

£180+VAT Non-Members
£140+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members (after 14/08/18), ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members
£100+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members if booked before 14 August 2018

BOOK BOTH DAYS (Frontline AND Off Stage)

£340+VAT Non-Members
£260+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members (after 14/08/18), ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members
£180+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members if booked before 14 August 2018

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

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Get in touch

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+44 (0)20 7557 6700

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