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.
Theatre Tokens – free online listings and subscriber emails for all participating UK theatres
Using your Theatre Tokens website login, you can add your show listings (and offers) to TheatreTokens.com, which will be visible to the 52,000 unique visitors each month who are looking for where they can spend their Theatre Tokens. Each Wednesday, our 160,000 subscribers get a personalised listings emails, which includes shows coming soon in their local area and any other area of the country they have registered interest in. If you have added your listing to TheatreTokens.com, your show will appear in that email six weeks before the first event date, or the following Wednesday’s email if you add shows that are happening in less than six weeks. If you don’t remember how to add listings, check out pages 85 – 91 of the Theatre Tokens User Guide. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you sell tickets via OfficialLondonTheatre.com you no longer need to add your listings manually to the Theatre Tokens portal! They will now appear automatically on the listings page of TheatreTokens.com, and will go out in the Wednesday listings emails. To sell through Official London Theatre or to make a change to a listing, email email@example.com.
We will be using the listings on Official London Theatre and Theatre Tokens to update press and partners such as DCMS and Visit Britain on what is playing around the country, so please keep these as up to date as possible.
Book with Confidence, Exchange with Ease messaging
There has been some negativity in the press recently about shows mainly in the music sector being on sale even though they are scheduled prior to May 17th so cannot take place. We think we need to give some clarity around messaging as it is confusing for customers, so we will be issuing a statement and creating FAQs which we will be sharing with press and on social to ensure that audiences have the information they need and the reassurance to be able to book for our shows as they reopen.
Upcoming industry webinars
We have a new set of webinars scheduled for next week. Details and registration links below:
- Marketing, Ticketing and Press Webinar – Thursday 29 April at 10:30-11:15am. To register, please click here.
- Webinar for Freelancers, Self-employed, Casting and Agents – Thursday 29 April at 11:30am – 12:15pm. To register, please click here.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Webinar for managers and leaders – Leading Healthy & Productive Teams: The Business Case for Wellbeing – Wednesday 19 May, 2.30pm
Understand the moral, legal and financial arguments for managing wellbeing and the importance of preventing stress through self-awareness and setting the tone. A practical and informative 90-minute webinar that will help you make the case internally for prioritising wellbeing.
Tickets are free for unemployed or freelancers, £5 for SOLT and UK Theatre members and members of other trade associations, and £10 for everyone else. Book your place here.
Ticketing Apprentices Webinar from Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers (STAR)
Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers (STAR)’s next webinar will focus on apprenticeships, particularly for ticketing operations, and takes place this Wednesday 21 April from 2pm to 2.45pm. The webinar will give you the opportunity to find out more about the additional funding of £3,000 – £4,000 available from Government for employers who take on an apprentice by 30 September 2021. This money is in addition to funding for off-the-job training and is available to apprenticeship levy payers and non-levy payers.
You can find more information about the webinar and how to book here.
Job Opportunity: SIX Marketing and Brand Manager
Ex Wives Ltd (EWL) are looking for a Marketing and Brand Manager to work in-house, looking after international phenomenon hit musical SIX. This new position will act as brand manager across all licensed productions of SIX (both international and UK-produced) and lead on the marketing of the original West End production. More information and a job description can be found here.
Applications to be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Friday 23rd April 2021. Please send an up to date CV and cover letter.
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