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.


‘Demystifying Access’ A guide for producers and performance makers
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‘Demystifying Access’ A guide for producers and performance makers

This guide offers some simple solutions for under resourced small to middle scale performing arts producers and makers whose work is not yet fully inclusive and accessible to disabled people.

‘The Forest’ Sensory Resource Kit from Frozen Light Theatre Company
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‘The Forest’ Sensory Resource Kit from Frozen Light Theatre Company

This compromises of 8 sessions of sensory activities all based around Frozen Light’s 2015 touring production of The Forest. It can be also be accompanied by a powerpoint which includes music and photographs from the original production.

10 simple social media tips
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10 simple social media tips

Created by house's Marketing and Engagement Coordinator, this one page document explains 10 simple ways for venues and companies to make the most out of social media.

10 Top Tips for Tech Specs
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10 Top Tips for Tech Specs

Tips for writing a tech spec, effectively communicating your needs to venues.

10 Top Tips for Tour Booking
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10 Top Tips for Tour Booking

Mark Makin pulls together his most helpful tips for successful tour booking.

50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020
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50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020

If you happen to be short on funds right now or have been handed a tight budget by a cash-strapped client, there are many free design resources that can help you out.

We're talking free fonts, templates and mockups or vector illustrations, stock photography, icons and even videos – all the essential assets you might need to complete your projects without costing a penny. And they're all of the highest quality, too – freebies don't mean you have to compromise.

Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.creativeboom.com/resources/50-fresh-essential-and-free-resources-for-your-graphic-design-projects/

6 ways to make your social media posts accessible for people with a visual impairment (Life of a Blind Girl)
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6 ways to make your social media posts accessible for people with a visual impairment (Life of a Blind Girl)

Just like sighted people, blind and visually impaired people use social media as well. Social media is such a huge part of our lives now (you can decide whether that’s a good or bad thing), and so much content on there is visual which isn’t always the most accessible for blind and visually impaired people. However, there are steps that you can take to make your social media posts accessible and inclusive for everyone.
From 'Life of a Blind Girl'

Copy and paste link if button broken: https://lifeofablindgirl.com/2018/10/31/6-ways-to-make-your-social-media-posts-accessible-for-people-with-a-visual-impairment/

A guide to copy writing
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A guide to copy writing

A guide on writing marketing copy from Arts at the Old Fire Station Marketing Manager, Alex Coke

A Guide to Print from Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford
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A Guide to Print from Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

You have a show! It’s in a venue! Congratulations! Now, you need to get people in to see it, and print is a huge part of that. As the Marketing Manager for a receiving house, I’ve seen a lot of good and bad print: so here’s my basic guide. – Alexandra Coke

A guide to writing copy for dance
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A guide to writing copy for dance

A short guide to writing marketing copy and press releases for dance, written by Rosie Neave of The Roost Communications

A practical guide to digital inclusion and accessible information for websites (Texthelp)
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A practical guide to digital inclusion and accessible information for websites (Texthelp)

Digital technologies and online services are revolutionising the way we live, and we’re expected to do more online than ever before.

As more services move online and offer users the essential information they need digitally, there is an enormous risk of leaving some of the population behind - including the older population and those with literacy, language, and cognitive challenges.

Knowing how to present and offer digital information clearly empowers users and customers to navigate the online services that are increasingly becoming the norm.

In this short guide, we offer some easy-to-implement guidance for organisations to streamline their digital content into accessible, inclusive formats to benefit every online visitor.

Access Audit for Venues
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Access Audit for Venues

house have put together this resource for venues to self-assess their access provision for staff and patrons.

Access information template
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Access information template

Based on the same document which we use in house, this template is for a company to better describe the access provision available for their production.

Access Support Information Sheet for Arts Council England Project Grants
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Access Support Information Sheet for Arts Council England Project Grants

Arts Council England have created a guide to those applying for Project Grants with access needs and for those who want to make their work as accessible as possible.
This information sheet explains the types of support they can help with at the different stages of applying for a grant.

Access tips for touring
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Access tips for touring

A list of simple tips for touring companies to integrate access into their tour.