August news from house

Welcome to the August edition of the house newsletter.

This month we’re busy finalising our schedules for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, along with putting the final touches to marketing packs and strategies for the tours visiting the house network later in the year.

starting an audience club

A growing trend with venues in London, the audience club initiative is now spreading throughout the house network, and where possible we encourage venues and house tours to think about trialling their own version.

We have done some more research into current audience club models, and have created a document which includes some examples and considerations to think about when planning to start your own club. You can find it in our website’s resources section.

house tours 

Kicking off next month will be a unique tour of I Believe in Unicorns by Wizard Presents, which will be visiting both libraries and theatres throughout the network following a run in the West End.

Also in September Dumbshow Theatre take to the road with The Pearl, which is being accompanied by audience clubs where audiences can read the John Steinbeck novella ahead of the show and discuss the adaptation post-performance with the company.

These are just two of the seven productions which we’re looking forward to touring between September and December. For more information on the house tours, have a read of the ‘now touring’ section of our web


house online

The house website is a space for debate and sharing opportunities across the industry. If you would like to share your opinion on touring on the house website, please get in touch with Sarah.

This month’s online updates include:


  • Artist Surgeries at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 
  • Administrator vacancy at Blind Summit Theatre
  • Total Theatre Awards 2014
  • Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme



show business
The first show business symposium held at the National Theatre in June went very well, with professionals from across the subsidised and commercial theatre sectors in attendance.

In case you missed the day, there’s a website full of information on the speakers and provocations, you’re able to watch a highlights video online, and you can also find all of the tweets and notes from the day on our storify .

Have a great August and see you in Edinburgh if you’re there,

Best wishes,

house team