Theatres Trust

Conference 18 : Adapt & Thrive

The conference will look at how we can ensure our theatres remain viable in challenging economic times and how we can continue to invest in renewal of our theatre infrastructure.

Joining Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism and Cameron Mackintosh, Producer and Theatre Owner will be speakers from Bristol Old Vic, arguably the country’s longest continuously operating theatre and Manchester’s Factory, probably the newest, discussing how they are adapting to new artistic and business models.

The conference will look at how we can ensure our theatres remain viable in challenging economic times and how we can continue to invest in renewal of our theatre infrastructure.

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, Bristol Old Vic and Jack Tilbury, Director at consultancy Plann will share their experiences of working together to increase the viability and revenue at Bristol Old Vic. John McGrath, CEO & Artistic Director Manchester International Festival / Factory will talk about creating the UK’s most flexible performance venue at Manchester’s Factory.

Find out more about the programme and speakers.             

Book your Early Bird ticket to Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive.

Early Bird tickets are available until 24 August, so book now!

Join and become a Theatres Trust Friend or Corporate Supporter now and receive 10% discount on your ticket price. Or if you are already a member, Theatre at Risk campaign group or student, contact us to receive your code.

The Conference is generously sponsored and supported by a diverse group of theatre service companies and product manufacturers, consultancies and industry organisations including:  
Platinum Sponsors Theatre Projects and Unusual, alongside fellow sponsors Allies and Morrison, Bennetts Associates, Haworth Tompkins, HQ Theatres & Hospitality, Stage Electrics, Charcoalblue, Northern Light, BuroHappold Engineering, EM Acoustics, GDS, J&C Joel, LW Theatres, Plann, Triple E, Audio Light Systems, Harlequin Floors, Chauvet Professional, ETC, Theatreplan, GoboPlus, LSI Magazine, The Stage.

We'd also like to thank Conference partners ABTT, ITC, UK Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith.

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