The below correspondence is posted here by kind permission from the Society of London Theatre
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is an organisation that works with and on behalf of their Members to champion theatre and the performing arts.
UK Theatre announces five new Board members to address skills gap and improve representation
UK Theatre has today announced five new appointments to its Board, following an extensive Board recruitment process to address a skills gap and under-representation of some demographics in the current Board.
Four new appointments are Co-opted Board members: Carolyn ML Forsyth (Executive Director & Joint CEO, Talawa Theatre Company), Colin Marr (Theatre Director, Edinburgh Playhouse), Louise Miles-Payne (Director, Creu Cymru) and Michelle Rolfe (Producer, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company). Joining them is Samir Bhamra (Founder and Artistic Director of Phizzical Productions) who becomes UK Theatre’s new Subscriber Board member following a recent election.
For more information, please read this news piece here.
West End theatres to dim lights in memory of Sir Antony Sher – SOLT Members’ ExclusiveFollowing the sad news of the passing of Sir Antony Sher, we are asking West End theatres to dim their lights for 2 minutes at 7pm tomorrow Wednesday 8 December, in his memory.
Official London Theatre’s New Year Sale – SOLT Members’ Exclusive
Over 45k tickets were sold in the priority booking period for Mastercard customers, which is 22% up on 2019. We also helped 90 customers with access needs secure New Year Sale tickets through our Access Priority Booking Request scheme during the priority booking period.
General on-sale began at 10am today. We will be celebrating with a takeover of the Piccadilly Lights at dusk which will feature images from the Rankin project, and this will be a moment to truly mark theatre being #BackOnStage. There will be a photo call and press opportunities with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Rankin, SOLT President Eleanor Lloyd, and representatives from a small number of shows.
If you have any questions regarding the New Year Sale, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLT and UK Theatre’s offices suffered a small fire yesterday – fortunately no one was injured, and there is only limited damage. As a result, and to enable works to be carried out, all staff will be working from home at least until the end of this week. Thanks for bearing with us!
USEFUL RESOURCES Coronavirus Recovery Guidance
- Coronavirus Recovery Updates and Guidance – for SOLT Members
- Coronavirus Recovery Updates and Guidance – for UK Theatre Members
- Media Briefing Notes
- See It Safely Toolkit
- Working Safely During Coronavirus – Guidance
- Coronavirus Government Guidance Library
Wellbeing and mental health support for you and your staff
- Theatre Helpline
- Wellbeing resources webpage
- Mental health and wellbeing webinars (TheatreMeansBusiness.info)
Jobs & careers in the sector
- Industry jobs – UK Theatre & SOLT
- Inclusive Recruitment Guide