house is a new programme supported by Arts Council England designed to support venues to increase audiences and improve the range, quality and scale of theatre presented across South East and Eastern England.
house is led by a group of eight producers and programmers comprising Brighton Dome, Farnham Maltings, Newbury Corn Exchange, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, Oxford Playhouse, South Street, Reading, The Point, Eastleigh, and Watford Palace Theatre and project managed by Mark Makin.
- initiate a plan to build the theatre ecology of the South East and Eastern England regions including hosting programmer events, brokering conversations between companies and venues and developing this website as a digital platform for the professional theatre sector.
- work with venues to develop their theatre programmes by identifying good work, underwriting risk and supporting marketing.
- scope the ambitions of venue programmers, identifying gaps and investing in joint commissions, programming and marketing.