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.
REMINDER – Register for SOLT / UK Theatre upcoming Webinars
If you have not registered yet for our webinars, please find details and registration links below:
- Marketing, Ticketing and Press Webinar – Thursday 18 March at 11am-11:45am. To register, please click here.
- Webinar for Freelancers, Self-employed, Casting and Agents – Thursday 18 March at 2.30pm-3.15pm. To register, please click here. This webinar will be BSL interpreted and captioned.
Last chance – get behind our 16 March campaign tomorrow!
This is a final reminder to please get behind our campaign tomorrow, marking the 1-year anniversary since theatres across the country had to close. Please get involved with our selfie campaign, by taking a photo holding a piece of paper displaying the following hashtags: #16March #TheatreArtistsFund. Please upload your selfie across social media channels at 10am tomorrow.
We’re thrilled that the campaign is being supported by so many performers, including Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Michaela Coel, Michael Fassbender, Juliet Stevenson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, David Walliams, Ian McKellen, and Cate Blanchett – to name just a few.
Webinar: An introduction to artist mobility from the UK to the EU – Monday 22 March at 14-15:30pm
Join Arts Infopoint UK and On the Move for a free online webinar session to learn about short-term, temporary mobility of artists and culture professionals from the UK to the EU.
This webinar is intended for UK based sector organisations, arts companies and creative professionals to provide a general overview of what has changed since the UK’s exit of the EU and how professionals can prepare for cross border work in the near future.
Theatre Artists Fund – Applications open tomorrow
Thanks to more generous donations, the Theatre Artists Fund will be able to re-open for a fifth round at 10am tomorrow 16 March. Applications will be open for two weeks and close at 12noon on Tuesday 30 March.
So far we have been able to award more than 5,300 grants, but with venues yet to reopen, there are still many freelancers who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector.
Please visit the website if you want to read more and please share with any contacts who might be able to benefit from the Fund. If you would like to donate to the Theatre Artists Fund, please click here.
Press – One year on survey
Thanks to everyone who completed our one year on survey. This has given us some impactful figures that we’ll be using as part of our press campaign tomorrow.
Press – Insurance message
Please can we ask that you use the below messaging or a version of this in your press releases in relation to insurance. We will be adding the below to our media briefing notes, and we continue to lobby government on this issue.
Opening the show is subject to the government allowing indoor performances to begin by then with sufficient notice, understanding what restrictions on social distancing and audience number caps are imposed, the public health status, and the availability of insurance cover either from the market or more likely from a government indemnity scheme.
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