Resources - How To

Planning for the Edinburgh Fringe
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Planning for the Edinburgh Fringe

The notes in this document summarise some of the topics and discussions that took place at the NSDF/house ‘Edinburgh 2013: Start Planning Now’ IdeasTap Spa session with Michael Brazier [NSDF] and Mark Makin [house] on 10 October 2012.

PPL PRS: Application for Interpolated Music
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PPL PRS: Application for Interpolated Music

Most companies use music in their shows. “Interpolated” music is defined as music which is performed by or intended to be audible to a character in the theatrical production. Here's the application form from PPL PRS.

PPL PRS: Setlist for Incidental Music
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PPL PRS: Setlist for Incidental Music

Most companies use music in their shows. “Incidental” music is defined as music heard by the theatre audience as an accompaniment to the play, but which is not performed by, or intended to be audible to, any of the characters in the play. Here's the required form from PPL PRS.

Producing and managing a project checklist
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Producing and managing a project checklist

Guidelines to producing and managing a tour - a simple checklist written by house's Mark Makin.

Sample technical rider by house
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Sample technical rider by house

An example of a technical rider, used for a touring performance.

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.

Starting an audience club in your venue
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Starting an audience club in your venue

With a growing popularity of audience clubs within London, we have created a resource with club examples and advice for regional venues to begin a similar initiative.

Techniques to support a person with dementia
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Techniques to support a person with dementia

A helpful document exploring how to better welcome people with dementia into your organisation.

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.

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 10 tips for communicating with a person with dementia
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Top 10 tips for communicating with a person with dementia

A helpful document exploring how to better welcome people with dementia into your organisation.

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 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.

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.