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.
O2 Priority – Monthly Show Stoppers
Earlier this month we launched our Monthly Show Stoppers promotion with O2 Priority, in partnership with Shine. Each month, tickets will be available for three West End shows, with customers able to purchase two Band A tickets for just £40, or two Band B / C tickets for £20, for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances. Courtesy of O2, customers can also purchase £40 of Theatre Tokens for just £20, or £80 of Theatre Tokens for just £40. Each month we are highlighting three regional shows / venues, with a focus on tours so that as many venues as possible can benefit.
The Theatre Tokens offer has been such a success that O2 have doubled their budget for future months. With £20,000 of Theatre Tokens being purchased every month through the promotion, we strongly encourage you to make sure that you are listing your shows via the Theatre Tokens Portal, to ensure O2 customers know what shows they can redeem their Tokens on.
If you have any questions on the partnership, please email Kayley.
UK Theatre President asks for member support to improve Board
UK Theatre President Fiona Allan was interviewed by The Stage about the changes we are proposing to the UK Theatre Board – please find the article here.
The vote to adopt the changes will take place online at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) 3.00pm on Monday 7 June 2021. UK Theatre Members need to book their place on the EGM to vote.
Registration information was sent to all UK Theatre members who are eligible to vote in an email on Monday 17 May at 3.15pm. If you are an Organisation Member and have any questions about the EGM, or if you need the email resending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTION: Book your place now – Introduction to Apprenticeships webinar
Do you want to know more about apprenticeships? Do you need practical advice on how to introduce them at your organisation? Join our free webinar on Wednesday 2 June 10-11:30am with Creative and Cultural Skills. Apprenticeships may appear complex and daunting at first, but can be exceptionally rewarding and beneficial, for both employer and apprentice. This information session is for employers who want to understand more about the basics of how apprenticeships work, why they are important, and how they can benefit your organisation.
Theatres: Using Enterprise Risk Management to get ready to return to work – Tuesday 1 June, 2.00pm
Hosted by SOLT & UK Theatre in association with Tysers presented by Ecclesiastical providing an exclusive insurance facility for UK Theatre Members.
This webinar will look at the current and evolving risk landscape in the theatre world and will outline how Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) can help. Ecclesiastical will cover what ERM is, how this is different to taking a traditional risk management approach and the associated benefits. Supporting tools and templates will be made available for you to use. Ecclesiastical will also cover how to look further into the future by adopting a horizon scanning approach to managing strategic risks.
Recordings now available of our mental health and wellbeing webinars
Eight recordings of our recent webinars are now available to view on TheatreMeansBusiness.info. Topics include managing teams through complex change, the business case for wellbeing, mindfulness, organisational resilience, and dealing with stress.
Feedback from participants includes:
- “A well-presented and useful webinar, full of interesting and informative content.”
- “Lots of useful tips and explanations on a subject that is very complex and involved.”
- “As a result of this webinar I will be more cognisant to my own and my team’s needs.”
- “Excellent speakers, clearly explained and loads of really useful practical ideas to take away and implement.”
Job Opportunity: Box Office Assistant at Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live (London) are hiring a Box Office Assistant.
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