This blog is a space for influential voices from the theatre sector to comment on topical issues, explore new ideas, highlight success stories, share expertise and more.
- A Day In The Life: Sagar Shah Press and Communications Manager, Battersea Arts Centre
Ever wondered what working as a Press and Communications Manager in a busy arts centre entails? Sagar Shah shares with us a day in his life at Battersea Arts Centre.
24 January 2020
- Safety in numbers
UK Theatre, SOLT and ABTT have launched a new scheme with Blue Lemon that will help the theatre industry interpret accident statistics and provide advance warning to members through the indication of near-miss trends. #SAFERtheatre
20 January 2020
- Redefining what a 21st-century theatre can be: how Storyhouse won the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2019
What does it take to be named the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre? And how can theatres implement changes at their venue to make them as welcoming as possible? Find out from the 2019 award-winner, Storyhouse, Chester.
06 January 2020
- The building blocks of consent creating a framework for change
Brodie Turner, Consent, safety and inclusion consultant
09 December 2019
- Twas the Night before panto...
Be brave Simon! Old fashioned cultural stereotypes or a British tradition binding together local communities? Read Michael Simkins, an actors' view, on pantomime.
02 December 2019
- Mental Health and Wellbeing: ATG's commitment and practise
Positive mental health and wellbeing is something that everyone needs. This blog explores how ATG are putting their commitment into practise.
07 November 2019
- A Day in the Life: Jo Blackett, Sales Manager, Northern Stage
A Day in the Life: Jo Blackett, Sales Manager, Northern Stage
04 November 2019
- A Day in the Life: Gary Stevens
A Day in the Life of Gary Stevens, Operations Director and General Manager at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
03 October 2019
- Bums on Seats vs Shoes on Feet: Theatre and the Experience Economy
By Jamie Snelgrove, Business Development Manager, Theatre Tokens
13 September 2019
- What do cricket, drones, mountaineering and theatre have in common?
They all have All-Party Parliamentary Groups to support them. But what is an APPG? There are around 700 of them, one of which is now for Theatre. Hannah Gagen, our Advocacy Manager, tells us more.
05 September 2019
- A Day in the Life: Pete Griffin, Digital Development Producer
Pete Griffin takes us through a day in his life as Digital Development Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
27 August 2019
- Career Ladder: Tony Gayle, Freelance Sound Engineer/Designer
Tony Gayle, Freelance Sound Engineer/Designer, talks to us about his career and life lessons
19 July 2019
- What I've Learnt: Managing a Capital Project
Neil Chandler shares his key learnings from managing the redevelopment of the Fairfield Halls, South London's largest arts centre. It has undergone a multi-million-pound redevelopment and will be at the heart of Croydon's new Cultural and Education Quarter when it re-opens on 16 September 2019.
15 July 2019
- SAFERtheatre: Can body cameras reduce aggression and violence in theatres?
Can body cameras reduce aggression and violence in theatres? Part of SOLT and UK Theatre's #SAFERtheatre campaign.
10 July 2019
- You're invited
You're invited Cassie Chadderton reflects on the results of UK Theatre 2019 Member Survey, what they tell us about the industry and how we can use the insight to support you better.
27 June 2019
- Audiences Behaving Badly And What We Should Do About It (Dr Kirsty Sedgman's Theatre & Touring Symposium 2019 Lightning Talk)
Dr Kirsty Sedgman is a Lecturer in Theatre and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol. On 17 June 2019 she gave a 'lightning talk' at the Theatre and Touring Symposium 2019. This is a blog post about that talk: Audiences Behaving Badly And What We Should Do About It.
26 June 2019
- Lightning Talk: Amanda Huxtable at the Theatre & Touring Symposium 2019
Amanda Huxtable is a Theatre Director and Change Maker. On 17 June 2019 she gave a 'lightning talk' at the Theatre and Touring Symposium 2019... here is that talk.
24 June 2019
- New industry data highlights the critical need to invest in skills development
New industry data highlights the critical need to invest in skills development by Katherine FitzGerald, People Director at Spektrix, and Cassie Chadderton, Head of UK Theatre.
20 June 2019
- Debunking Audience Loyalty: what does your data tell you?
Debunking Audience Loyalty: what does your data tell you? By Lindsay Anderson, VP of Client Development, TRG Arts
10 June 2019
- Pastoral Care: A Change for the Better (Michael Simkins - An Actor's View)
Michael Simkins explores how the approach to pastoral care in the theatre industry has changed over the years and what support networks are out there,
23 May 2019