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.

Find out more about SOLT and visit their website here.

Reminder: New Year Sale – SOLT Members Exclusive
This a reminder that the deadline for completing forms for participation in the New Year Sale is this Thursday 28 October. 

New Year Sale has a loyal returning audience as a result of us running the promotion for many years. This year we will be increasing our marketing to reach new audiences by maximising the opportunities for additional promotion through our Performance project with Rankin – Celebrating theatre #BackOnStage. A major highlight will be a takeover of the Piccadilly lights on 7 December with a big press moment to link into the on-sale.

Campaign includes:

  • Enhanced support from Mastercard during the 2 weeks of their priority booking period
  • Increased promotion from our ticketing partner See Tickets
  • Working with new travel partners to encourage domestic tourism as part of the Performance by Rankin project

Complete the form here. We will be sharing exactly how we can support your specific show once you have filled in the form.

Any questions, please email richard@soltukt.co.uk.

Coach Parking Facilities – London only
Since the pandemic began, the long-established coach parking facilities on Park Lane have been temporarily suspended and replaced by cycle facilities. TfL are conducting a survey to find out people’s experiences of the scheme and whether you think they should retain, change or remove it. We would urge members to complete the survey so we can help demonstrate to TfL that coach facilities are vital to the theatre industry in Central London.

Join our 8,000 followers on LinkedIn for news and updates
Over the last eighteen months, SOLT / UK Theatre have committed to providing information for our members and the wider sector to assist with your recovery and resilience. This has included providing information on our LinkedIn profile, which this month has reached 8,000 followers (at the start of the pandemic we had 500!). If you’re not already, please follow us on LinkedIn here.

SOLT Box Office Data – SOLT Members’ exclusive
Please find the latest SOLT Box Office Data in the Members’ Area. Please note that these reports are strictly confidential and should not be shared outside of your organisation. Reports are now available showing advances, attendances and revenue; a genre breakdown of attendances and revenue; plus a graph comparing 2019, 2020 and 2021 data.

Autumn Budget 2021 & Comprehensive Spending Review
At around 12:30pm on Wednesday the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will deliver the budget in the House of Commons. As soon as he finishes speaking, the documents accompanying the budget will be released.

SOLT & UK Theatre will be analysing the budget’s impact on the sector on Wednesday afternoon and hope to provide members with a special newsletter late on Wednesday, potentially to include shareable content for social media etc, so please do look out for that.

Call for Evidence: High Street Task Force – Northern Ireland Only
The NI Executive High Street Task Force have opened a call for evidence seeking views on solutions to support high streets and to contribute to the development of thriving and sustainable city, town and village centres. More details here (closes 6th December 2021).

Ultra-Low Emission Zone expanded today – London only
This is a reminder that the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanded today, Monday 25 October to cover all roads within the North and South Circular roads – operating 24 hours, seven days a week (except Christmas Day).

TfL is urging drivers to use its online vehicle checker to make sure they don’t get caught out.

You can see the full release here.

Job opportunity: Publicist at Jo Allan PR
Jo Allan PR is looking for a publicist to be part of a friendly and dynamic team.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a high quality and varied portfolio of clients. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of theatre public relations, digital media and excellent interpersonal skills in order to command confidence and respect. Other qualities for the role include being discreet, engaging and effective; also being capable of managing and developing others.

Competitive package offered. Based in central London.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12 November. Please send your covering note and C.V. to jo@joallanpr.com

Job opportunity: Account Executive at Dewynters 
As an Account Executive you’ll be supporting the touring team, currently consisting of six people, and you will report into the Head of Touring. You’ll be expected to initiate projects of your own and you’ll have sole responsibility for a number of tasks. The account executive plays a vital role in the running of touring accounts and you’ll be one of the main points of contacts with venues and clients. You’ll work with the account managers on the day-to-day running of the account, liaising with the rest of the team throughout the company, and briefing and managing a high level of artwork through the studio.

Closing date for applications is 5th November. Find out more about the role here

 


 
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