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.
Please download our PDF showing how we supported your shows last month.
We have now sold over 158,000 tickets in Kids Week, which is up 16% on 2019. Thanks to support from SEE, Anything Goes, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Play that Goes Wrong, Grease, Back to the Future and Jersey Boys we have secured the Waterloo Gallery sight which will go live on 18 July. We are also working with TFL and Kids Week will be part of their Summer in the City Campaign launching on July 28th . We will also be featured in the new government campaign – Help for Households.
Please do share content with us via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can shout about your shows. If you would like to do more to our owned audiences, do consider booking e-marketing slots or solus’ with Tony and we can help you reach a wide audience through remarketing and demographic / interest targeting through paid social media and YouTube advertising – please contact Megan to discuss.
We are thrilled that this weekend we move back into the Clocktower building allowing us to open more windows during those ever-increasing busy periods.
Inspiring Future Theatre Update
Inspiring Future Theatre is national campaign to highlight offstage jobs in the theatre sector to primary and secondary aged children- that includes people who work in theatre marketing!
The commitment made by volunteers is to spend one hour per year to visit local schools, as co-ordinated by our partner Education and Employers, to talk about our jobs and make less visible roles more visible.
We also celebrate people that make theatre happen on Inspiring Future Theatre Day.
This year IFT day will be on 14th July, we will be spotlighting Nottingham Playhouse, who plan host 150 primary school children take part in backstage activities. You may remember IFT day in 2019, see video here and as in previous years, we plan to trend on twitter with the hashtag #InspiringFutureTheatre.
Volunteers have already attended over 100 schools and spoke with 100s of young people about careers in theatre. We would encourage you to support this initiative in two ways-
Support IFT Day on the 14th July on your social channels, shout about who makes theatre happen and your offers for young people. Please see this document for more info.
Sign up as a volunteer to the IFT website and select an event at a school in your local area. You can do that here. If you are already a volunteer, log in and update your profile on your account
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Outreach Manager – Siobhan.
Job Opportunity: Marketing Manager
The Old Vic are looking for a Marketing Manager to join their team.
The Marketing Manager will lead on the marketing for all Education & Community projects while responsible for marketing and sales at The Old Vic in order to increase audiences, hit targets and promote The Old Vic brand to its fullest.
Deadline for applications: 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 July 2022.
Part-time Freelance Opportunity:
Creative UK are looking for a Freelance Press and Comms Manager. The role will involve developing and delivering impactful PR campaigns and leveraging media opportunities to bring about policy and social change that benefits the creative industries.
The successful candidate will be diligent in approach, comfortable with multi-tasking, and have a genuine passion for supporting the creative industries.
To apply, email a CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
Deadline for applications: 12pm on Wednesday 20 July 2022.