house survey: FAQs

When will the house survey be available?
The house theatre & Indigo survey will be available to complete from Thursday 9th June 2022

Is there a deadline to complete the survey?
The survey will close on Tuesday 21st June 2022, at 5pm.

How will the survey arrive?
The surrey will arrive in your inbox from by Thursday 9th June 2022. If you haven’t received the survey by Monday 13th June, please check your Junk Folder. The survey will be sent via Survey Monkey which can sometimes end up in junk or trash folders in your email. Please get in touch if you still have not received an email with our annual survey by the dates stated.

How long will it take?
It should take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

Who should complete the survey?
It’s best if someone with knowledge of the organisation and artistic programme/activity completes the survey (e.g. programmer or venue leader).

The survey is for all performing arts venues in the South East, whether you engage with house regularly or not. We’d like to be able to paint a realistic picture of venues in the south east.

Why should I complete the survey?
Your valued contribution to the survey will:

  • identify patterns and areas for widespread support over the next few years
  • inform the national picture of the independent theatre sector
  • highlight where areas of support or advocacy are needed on a national level

I represent multiple venues. Do I need to complete a survey for each one?
Yes please, this would be hugely helpful. Once you have completed the survey, you should be able to use the same link to fill out another response.

Can I ‘save and continue’ later?
Yes, if you are not able to complete the survey in one go, you’ll be able to return to it via the link in your email and pick up where you left off. You’ll also receive a reminder email as the deadline approaches.

What questions will I be asked?
The following areas will be covered in the questionnaire:

  • About your organisation
  • Programming
  • Audiences
  • Working with artists
  • Engagement with house
  • Staff & Training
  • Plans & Policies
  • Funding & Financial Resilience

The answers are mostly multi-choice, scales and ‘agree or disagree’ options, however there are a few text options for you to express some areas in more detail if you choose.

Who’s hosting the survey? 
house (the South East venue network and touring initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings) is working with Indigo Ltd to create and manage the house annual survey for 2022. The survey will be hosted on SurveyMonkey.

What information is shared with Indigo?
Your name, work email address and venue name will be shared with Indigo. Once the survey deadline has passed, this information will be deleted from their records in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

If you would prefer to opt out of the survey, please get in touch with at any time and we will delete you from the survey database and from Indigo’s records.

Will I be able to see the results of the survey?
Yes, we will share a report with the results from the annual survey on the house website so you can see how your thoughts from your organisation compare to the wider network and what priorities house will be working on over the near future.

Indigo will create a report based on the data provided. Any information shared publicly will be anonymous.


You can read our Privacy Policy here. Our venue database includes names and work email addresses available in the public domain and all other contact details are with permission from the individual.