afternoon tea with house

After 23 Afternoon Tea sessions over the last two challenging years we have now decided to close our regular zoom sessions and instead focus again on getting back together face-to-face. The sessions have been a great chance for venues throughout the network to share ideas and best practices and we want the legacy of these sessions to continue. We will look to arrange regional and network wide networking days whilst also looking to record short videos with training specialists and programmers with interesting ideas which you can watch with a cup of tea in your own time.

We are more than ever still hear to offer feedback and advice so please feel free to contact us about anything about your venue, programming or training.


via Zoom

In these ongoing challenging times, we’re inviting venues in the South East house network to join us for an informal conversation.

Hosted by Gavin Stride, director of Farnham Maltings/house, this is a chance to connect with peers in the industry and share experiences, challenges and responses to Covid-19 so far.

To register for this event, please follow this link

Please write to the house team if you have any access requirements such as BSL interpretation or captioning. 

This event is only for venues in the South East and East of England who are part of the house network.

Meetings in 2022: 27 January 2022 (with Flo Carr, Indigo), 17 March 2022 (with Jack Whitewood, co-Director of Ventnor Exchange)

Meetings in 2021: 7 January 2021, 4 February, 25 February, 18 March (with Keith Arrowsmith), 21 April (ICO), 20 May (with Katy Raines), 24 June, 29 July, 23 September (with Owen Calvert-Lyons, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & Chris Michael, Arts at the Old Fire Station), 18 November (with Marita Polschmidt of Creative Folkestone, Matthew Abercrombie of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Matt Ecclestone, Arts Marketing Association)

Meetings in 2020 included: Thursday 23 April 2020, 14 May, 4 June (with Community Leisure UK), 25 June (with Little Earthquake), 16 July (with Katy Raines), 6 August (with Keith Arrowsmith), 3 September (with Louise Miles-Payne, Creu Cymru), 24 September (with Kate Rolfe, The Revels Office), 22 October (with Charlotte Jones, ITC), 12 November (with Tabitha Moore, Youth Arts Fundraising), and 3 December (Ben Stephen, The Albany).