covid confident: a guide to the guidance (with Q&A)

14 & 15 October 2020, 10.30am (1 hour)

What is ‘covid compliance’ and how does it impact your organisation?

Navigating the requirements of COVID-19 guidance can be confusing. With most of our buildings and organisations demanding different approaches, it can feel like it’s almost impossible to make any progress without someone else to talk to.

With practical tips and a Q&A, this session will give arts organisations the chance to digest the latest covid guidance and make sure your practice is as safe as possible for performance and activity in multi-purpose cultural spaces.

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The facilitators:

Ben Stephen (Head of Operations & Production, The Albany) and Catherine McKinney (Head of Finance & Administration, Soho Theatre).

Ben has been navigating tricky risk assessments & operational challenges for over 20 years and has spent the last 8 years as head of production at the Albany, Deptford. Working in live events & theatre since the 90s he’s worked across the UK and internationally and once deliberately set fire to the front of the National Theatre (Fire Garden 2012). He currently represents the Independent Theatre Council to the Theatre Safety Committee.

Catherine was previously the General Manager for the Almeida, Soho Theatre & Bow Arts, before that working for Shunt, the National Student Drama Festival, the Arts Council and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Catherine specialises in HR, Finance & Operations and how they link together in an arts environment to provide a safe and compliant workplace.


This event is for venues in the South East only. It’s best suited for General Managers or those in charge of covid compliance for activity in the venue.

This session will be 1 hour (40 minutes overview of current guidance and 20 minutes Q&A). All participants will be visible and able to contribute via video/microphone.

When booking, please specify if you have any access requirements such as BSL interpretation or captioning. 

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