Resources - Touring

Sample Venue Contract
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Sample Venue Contract

An example of a basic contract between a company and a venue.

Show Report
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Show Report

Show reports are intended to give the creative team and managers of a production a feel for how consistently the show is running and whether there are any concerns that need to be addressed. Remember that this is only one example- it is often helpful to check with the director/producer whether there is specific information they would like to see included. Any action points should also be mentioned to the person directly. This report can be used for a touring or resident show, and was created by Heather Rose from house.

The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook
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The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook

The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook is designed to encourage artists to think more about potential audiences, and explore the value their work brings to those who experience it.

Taking the reader on a journey to explore and articulate audience benefit, The Prelude offers context, insights and questions around core purpose, audience experience and audience development, while The Workbook presents a series of creative exercises for artists at any stage of their career who would like to think more about their practice, their audiences and the impact of their work.

The publications have been created primarily for those working in theatre and dance. Whilst it is not specifically aimed as a resource for those applying for funding, it will be useful for applicants applying to Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance as an understanding of audiences should be at the centre of any application for touring and presentation.

The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook can be used in a variety of ways, sparking creation, communication and reflection.

Commissioned by Creative Scotland, and written by Lisa Baxter, with illustrations by Philippe Brasseur.

DOWNLOAD PRELUDE: https://www.creativescotland.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/82922/The-Prelude-for-viewing.pdf
DOWNLOAD WORKBOOK: https://www.creativescotland.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/82924/The-Workbook-for-viewing.pdf

The Theatre Green Book 1 – Sustainable Productions
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The Theatre Green Book 1 – Sustainable Productions

The Theatre Green Book is a an initiative by theatre makers and sustainability experts to create common standards and a common method for sustainable theatre. Sustainable Productions, the first volume of the Theatre Green Book, focuses on how to make productions more sustainably.

This short version of Sustainable Productions is designed for smaller companies and productions. It contains exactly the same guidance as the full version, but in a form designed for small teams working under pressure of time and cost.

The longer version gives much more information on the principles behind the Green Book, as well as a toolkit of resources for working sustainably. Sustainable Productions was inspired by the expertise of small scale theatre-makers in creating excellent shows with minimum resource. Sustainable Productions turns that knowledge into a clear path to sustainability.

If the link isn't working, please copy and paste the following into your browser: https://theatregreenbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/GREEN-BOOK-1_SHORT-Beta-issue_c.pdf

Things to think about when programming outdoor work
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Things to think about when programming outdoor work

Katy Snelling, the Programmer of Oxford Playhouse and Burton Taylor Studio, gives some advice about things to consider when programming outdoor work for your venue.

Tips from Dear Venue Programmer
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Tips from Dear Venue Programmer

A guide for approaching venue programmers regarding touring your work to all types of theatres and arts centres.

Top Tip for touring to Libraries from Wizard Presents
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Top Tip for touring to Libraries from Wizard Presents

Following an extensive tour of I Believe in Unicorns to both libraries and theatre spaces, Danyah Miller from Wizard Presents shares her top tips for companies and artists looking to do a similar model.

Top tips for rural touring
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Top tips for rural touring

Janice Brittain, Tour Booker for Farnham Maltings, gives her top tips for companies thinking about touring rurally.

Venue contract template
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Venue contract template

Our editable venue contract gives an idea of the typical clauses found in agreements between artist and theatre. Companies can also edit and use this contract to issue an agreement to the presenting venue.