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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.
Rankin – Book signing and panel discussion
Renowned British Photographer RANKIN will be in conversation with Emma De Souza plus two guests from the theatre industry to discuss ‘PERFORMANCE by RANKIN’ at 5pm on Thursday 25 November. The discussion will be followed by a book signing, all hosted in the exhibition space at the FUJIFILM House of Photography. You can register for the event here.
All proceeds from the book go towards the Theatre Artists Fund and the Mayor’s youth homelessness charities.
If you would like to pre-order the book for £25, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. Books will be available to be collected from 25 November.
In case you missed it: Watch again Indigo’s Insights Alliance webinar: Missing Audiences
Last week Indigo hosted their latest Insights Alliance webinar to share the results of their recent research on Missing Audiences. The results revealed what is holding some audiences back from returning, how they’re feeling about safety measures in venues and what the current appetite is for digital content. This research was designed to help organisations continue to put audiences at the heart of business planning and communications.
Watch it again and download the slides here.
Reminder: Vaccine Passport Update – Wales and Scotland Only
A reminder to members in Wales that, as of today, all audience members aged 16 years or older must show a NHS Covid Pass (AKA vaccine passport) or evidence of a negative lateral flow test from the last 48hrs to enter a theatre. You can find the latest guidance for your venue here.
Members in Scotland should be aware that the Scottish Government is due to announce any new Covid restrictions, including an extension of the vaccine passport scheme, tomorrow (Tuesday 16 November).
If you have any questions or have evidence of these restrictions (or threat of restrictions) impacting your winter bookings, please email email@example.com.
Nationwide Coach campaign
There is the free opportunity for West End and UK wide theatre productions and venues to feature in a major TV advertising campaign in 2022.
The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) are leading on a national coach marketing campaign to drive awareness of travel by coach to consumers post pandemic.
A national TV advertising campaign will run on ITV in the new year.
Over 4 billion journeys are made each year by bus and coach in the UK. Every day they provide transport for people to get to work, school or college, to meet family or friends and to visit shops, attractions, or access essential services.
As the voice of the bus and coach sector across the UK the CPT pride themselves on working with governments and their members to make it easier for people to choose to travel by bus or coach. They are central in helping fight climate change, social inclusion and improving air quality by reducing the number of cars on our roads.
The CPT are looking for broadcast quality video that can be edited and included in a 20 second TV advert. If you would like to be included, then please email Jonathan Mountford at made for more details: Jonathan@made.travel
Reminder: Christmas at The Yards – request for performances or prizes
Discover An Enchanted Christmas at The Yards this winter with a series of festive experiences, installations and schedule of stand-out events to surprise and delight visitors. An integrated campaign will launch in mid-November featuring Christmas performances alongside festive occupier-led promotions designed to give visitors an enchanted experience each week at The Yards – from carol singing to festive prizes, mulled wine, iconic photo moments and charity partnership.
We are looking for shows to participate in the following opportunities:
- Live performances in The Yards every Thursday
- Prizes for a giant ‘Spin to Win’ wheel. Entrants will have to donate to the chosen charity, Feed London, for the chance to win prizes from The Yards
If your show would like to participate or find out more, please email Natalie.Hale@cbre.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org
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