Resources

In the spirit of generosity, house has put together this resource section as a place where you can find and share documentation to support general working theatre knowledge and practice.

house is neither liable nor responsible for any use, misuse, miscommunication or misunderstandings from, or the content of any documents available to download.


Booking confirmation email template
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Booking confirmation email template

Useful for both venues and companies, this email template acts as confirmation to a booking negotiation.

Booking confirmation form
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Booking confirmation form

house use this form to confirm all details and pull relevant contact names and numbers together in one document. This is then shared with the venue

Building relationships with people new to the arts: Some tips and approaches
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Building relationships with people new to the arts: Some tips and approaches

Creative People and Places (CPP) is at the Arts Marketing Association’s conference in Edinburgh this week, with a panel session exploring how to develop relationships with people who don’t currently engage in the arts.

Eleanor Turney spoke to the three panellists and other members of the CPP network about tips and approaches to engaging new audiences.

Building Sustainability in Creative Ways by Dr Jonathan Gross
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Building Sustainability in Creative Ways by Dr Jonathan Gross

Dr Jonathan Gross was the keynote speaker at the house venue network day The Wisdom of Being Bold, held on 19 September 2017. His talk, entitled Building Sustainability in Creative Ways, explored the nature and value of cultural opportunity. This resource is the visual presentation that accompanied his discussion.

Jonathan is based in the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London, where he has recently co-authored two reports: Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone (2017) and Caring for Cultural Freedom: An Ecological Approach to Supporting Young People’s Cultural Learning (forthcoming), and works with cultural organisations, audiences and 'creative citizens' in locations across the UK.

Captioning information for receiving venues
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Captioning information for receiving venues

An information sheet dedicated to links and advice on receiving captioned performances at your venue. Kindly provided by STAGETEXT.

Cards for Inclusion
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Cards for Inclusion

Cards for Inclusion is a card game helping those in the arts sector explore how barriers can be removed and how we all can make whatever we offer more accessible to disabled people.

Creative brief template
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Creative brief template

To be used when working a with a designer, this example Creative Brief template is courtesy of Joe Roberts of the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.

Data Sharing policy example
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Data Sharing policy example

We have created this Data Policy example to aid the instigation of discussion between venues and artists about how they collect and share audience data. This policy has been created using best practice recommendations from the Audience Agency and Arts Council England. This resource offers one approach to data sharing and does not constitute as legal advice

Education booking form
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Education booking form

Form to send to venues to finalise a workshop booking agreement.

Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic audiences
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Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic audiences

Plenty Productions shares its experience of developing new audiences for its show Snakes and Ladders through outreach and targeted marketing activity.

Via Culture Hive.

Example of a Marketing Pack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Example of a Marketing Pack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A shining example of a marketing pack from The Handlebards.

Example of a Marketing Pack – Thrive
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Example of a Marketing Pack – Thrive

A shining example of a marketing pack from Zest Theatre

Farnham Maltings Visual Story
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Farnham Maltings Visual Story

Sarah Wilson, house Marketing Support Officer, has recently created a Visual Story for Farnham Maltings with the aim to engage with, and welcome, community members who have autism to the building.

A Visual Story aims to support children, young people and adults with autism, communication difficulties, other learning disabilities and those with English as a second language.

Please feel free to download this Visual Story to help you create a similar document for your venue or tour.

Freelance Technician’s agreement
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Freelance Technician’s agreement

This is a sample contract which can be adapted for use when employing a freelance technician.

Green Rider
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Green Rider

Including some green clauses in your rider can be a powerful communications tool and encourage change towards a more sustainable touring sector across the venues and events you play at.
In this document, there are some ideas for 'green' clauses for inclusion either in a standalone Green Rider or as part of your tech or hospitality riders.
Created by Julie's Bicycle