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.


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.

Theatre Tax Relief
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Theatre Tax Relief

Graham Suggett, of Creative Tax Reliefs, explains who qualifies, how to start the process, and what your company could be entitled to claim.

These Books Are Made For Walking Visual Story
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These Books Are Made For Walking Visual Story

Slavka Jovanović, Education Consultant at Crying Out Loud, has recently created a Visual Story for THESE BOOKS ARE MADE FOR WALKING, a show created by Bikes & Rabbits and supported by Crying Out Loud.

A Visual Story is a visual resource that prepares the audience for the show they are coming to see. It is a step-by-step guide to what to expect in the performance, including all the spoilers. It is normally used to prepare people for a Relaxed Performance. This is a performance that has a more relaxed attitude to noise and movement and may include some changes to the light and sound effects. Relaxed Performances have been well received by children, young people and adults with autism, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities and neurological conditions, such as Tourette’s syndrome. The Visual Story is one of several important components to creating a successful Relaxed Performance experience.

You are welcome to use this Visual Story as a guide to making your own, or contact Slavka Jovanović to create resources on your behalf. She also delivers training to artists and venues on creating and supporting Relaxed Performances. Her contact details are: Slavka.j[at]googlemail.com or 07969 442557.

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.

Things to think about when you’re playing out
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Things to think about when you’re playing out

Katy Snelling, the Programmer of Oxford Playhouse and Burton Taylor Studio, gives some advice about things to consider when programming outdoor work for your venue.

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 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.

Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit
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Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit

This toolkit has been produced by Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers.

What is the Creative Case for diversity?
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What is the Creative Case for diversity?

In this publication, the Arts Council sets out and invites the arts sector to engage with a new and different approach to diversity and equality in the arts, which we are calling the Creative Case.