practical sustainability for the entertainment industry
Time: September 12, 2013 from 10:30am to 5:15pm
Location: Birmingham Hippodrome
Street: Hurst Street, Southside
City/Town: Birmingham B5 4TB
Website or Map: http://www.tmauk.org/Events/B…
Event Type: conference, westmidlands, social, economic
organised by: Theatrical Management Association
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Frontline provides those working in front of house with excellent opportunities to network and learn from each other as well as hear about and discuss ley issues in front of house operations.
Leonora Thomson, Director, Audiences & Development, Barbican Centre, will chair the event along with a line-up of speakers, keynotes and panel discussions that will include:
Family friendly arts have been a priority for many organisations for over a decade. What do we know about family audiences? Anne will share new research specially commissioned by the Family Arts Campaign as well as some fascinating insights gleaned from the last ten years on how expectations and needs of families from arts organisations alter when they think they are going for a ‘treat’ rather than just a ‘trip'.
A relaxed performance is about welcoming children with special needs (including Autistic Spectrum Conditions and/or learning disabilities) and their families to the theatre to a performance where those needs are accounted for with a more relaxed atmosphere. Kirsty will present the findings from the ten theatres across the UK that took part in the Relaxed Performance Project and share what did and didn’t work including customer-facing issues.
David and Alistair will discuss the My Theatre Matters! campaign and give examples of how different theatres have got involved to date. Anyone working in a customer facing role has the potential to be key advocate for their organisation’s brand and values and this session will share ideas about how to help your audiences better understand the impact your venue has in your community.
This panel discussion will explore what we should expect from audiences now and in the coming years regarding the use of ‘devices’ in the auditorium. Should we allow customers to check their mobiles, tweet and take photos during shows? Chaired by Leonora, this session will also delegates to share their ideas and experiences.
Delegates have the choice of attending two of the following three workshops: