Resources - Companies

Sample Venue Contract
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Sample Venue Contract

An example of a basic contract between a company and a venue.

Show Report
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Show Report

Show reports are intended to give the creative team and managers of a production a feel for how consistently the show is running and whether there are any concerns that need to be addressed. Remember that this is only one example- it is often helpful to check with the director/producer whether there is specific information they would like to see included. Any action points should also be mentioned to the person directly. This report can be used for a touring or resident show, and was created by Heather Rose from house.

Social Investment Tax Relief
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Social Investment Tax Relief

Independent theatre consultant, Sean Egan, explains social investment tax relief and what it means for arts organisations in this handy one-pager.

Technical Requirements form
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Technical Requirements form

This form is sent from Oxford Playhouse to visiting companies prior to their performances, in order to gather related technical information.

Ten Tips for Pitching
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Ten Tips for Pitching

Created by house, this one page document explains 10 tips for pitching an idea to potential partners.

The arts and people with PMLD
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The arts and people with PMLD

This guide has been written for professionals to outline the importance of engaging people with profound and multiple learning difficulties in the arts, and to explain the steps you can take to make the experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. It also contains useful information about additional resources and support that are available.

The role of diversity in building adaptive resilience
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The role of diversity in building adaptive resilience

This document aims to support conversations between Arts Council relationship managers and arts organisations, and to support the creative case for diversity in the arts.

Things to remember when invoicing
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Things to remember when invoicing

Top tips for when you have to create an invoice, from our very own Invoice Queen and General Manager, Katie Williams.

Top ten press tips
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Top ten press tips

Ten top tips for press liaison and campaigns from house Associate Journalist Catherine Love.

Top Tip for touring to Libraries from Wizard Presents
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Top Tip for touring to Libraries from Wizard Presents

Following an extensive tour of I Beleive in Unicorns to both libraries and theatre spaces, Danyah Miller from Wizard Presents shares her top tips for companies and artists looking to do a similar model.

Top tips for applying for Strategic Touring funding from Arts Council England
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Top tips for applying for Strategic Touring funding from Arts Council England

Michelle Dickson, Director, Touring, for Arts Council England has listed 14 tips to consider when thinking about applying for Strategic Touring funding.

Top tips for rural touring
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Top tips for rural touring

Janice Brittain, Tour Booker for Farnham Maltings, gives her top tips for companies thinking about touring rurally.

Touring budget template
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Touring budget template

This template is a starting point from which to create a touring budget, and will help you to remember all-important costs such as insurance and PRS. Salaries in this budget are based on ITC rates as at September 2015.

Use of Music in Performances
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Use of Music in Performances

Most companies use music in their shows. Have a look at this handy guide to find out more about declaring the music you use and when you need to get permission.

Venue contract template
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Venue contract template

Our editable venue contract gives an idea of the typical clauses found in agreements between artist and theatre. Companies can also edit and use this contract to issue an agreement to the presenting venue.