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.


Routes In: A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England, by Venues North
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Routes In: A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England, by Venues North

Sample artist contract
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Sample artist contract

A sample contract for hiring artists, based on the template used by makin projects [www.makinprojects.co.uk].

Sample deal structures for touring
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Sample deal structures for touring

A general outline of the standard deal arrangements for touring theatre productions in the UK.

Sample risk assessment
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Sample risk assessment

A sample risk assessment to accompany a touring technical specification, to assess and reduce any potential risks.

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.

Sample Venue Contract
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Sample Venue Contract

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

Saving Money in Your Venue: Top Tips from Auditel
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Saving Money in Your Venue: Top Tips from Auditel

Auditel and house have come together to explore the top ways venues could be saving money. Auditel have been helping organisations reduce costs and boost profits since 1994.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ten Top Tips for Working with Venue Marketers from Arts at the Old Firestation
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Ten Top Tips for Working with Venue Marketers from Arts at the Old Firestation

When you bring your show to a venue, on a split or a hire basis, someone at the venue will be in charge of marketing it. Here are Marketing Manager Alex Coke’s top tips to help that relationship go smoothly.

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.