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.


Freelance Technician’s agreement
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Freelance Technician’s agreement

This is a sample contract which can be adapted for use when employing a freelance technician.

Fundraising Ideas and Resources for Charities
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Fundraising Ideas and Resources for Charities

Easy fundraising ideas and resources, trust and foundation grants and free online funding finders and fundraising websites to help you secure charity funding and grants, from the low workload, easy to use and completely free CEF online toolkit.
Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/Home/FundingFindersResources

getting mileage from your artistic ideas – a guide from farnham maltings
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getting mileage from your artistic ideas – a guide from farnham maltings

If you own a creative work, you might be able to achieve more with the idea by reimagining it in a different form; for example, as a podcast, online event or by licensing the work to someone else to produce. While this is not a new concept, it feels particularly relevant in the current context.

This resource is not intended to be a definitive ‘how to’ guide. Rather we hope it will spark new ideas and confidence by offering some things to consider, case studies and further reading.

To download the word document, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://housetheatre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Getting-mileage-from-your-artistic-ideas-a-guide-word.docx

Green Rider
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Green Rider

Including some green clauses in your rider can be a powerful communications tool and encourage change towards a more sustainable touring sector across the venues and events you play at.
In this document, there are some ideas for 'green' clauses for inclusion either in a standalone Green Rider or as part of your tech or hospitality riders.
Created by Julie's Bicycle

Guidelines for doing a performance risk assessment specific to Covid-19 (Equity)
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Guidelines for doing a performance risk assessment specific to Covid-19 (Equity)

This is a resource designed to support theatre companies and artists create a COVID-19 risk assessment. Risk assessments are important to make sure all risks have been considered and precautions have been put in place to reduce risk.

Helpful advice for touring technicians
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Helpful advice for touring technicians

About to head off on your first tour? Or are you a producer working with a new technician on the road? This handy resource runs through some helpful pieces of advice to remember whilst touring with a production.

house marketing copy template
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house marketing copy template

Based on the document which we use for house tours, we have created a Marketing Copy template which is designed to ensure that all relevant brochure information is sent to the venue in a concise fashion first time.

house marketing pack guidance
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house marketing pack guidance

Based on the packs that we create for house tours, we have put together this handy marketing pack guidance sheet which outlines the content needed to support the venue marketing team to better promote your production.

house press guide
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house press guide

A guide to all things press related for companies and venues alike, created by the house in 2013.

How to create Front of House video promotions
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How to create Front of House video promotions

Head of Marketing at The Old Market Theatre in Brighton, Will Sawney, has created an easy to use document on how to create promotional videos for your venue.

How to Plan When Planning is Hard: Living with Unpredictability (Part 1&2)
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How to Plan When Planning is Hard: Living with Unpredictability (Part 1&2)

How to set up closed captioning on Zoom (Zoom)
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How to set up closed captioning on Zoom (Zoom)

Closed captioning allows you or another meeting attendee, assigned by the host, to add closed captioning in a meeting.
Copy and paste link if button broken: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/207279736-Getting-started-with-closed-captioning

How to Write a Press Release
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How to Write a Press Release

A really useful factsheet from IdeasTap with tips on how to write an effective press release.

How to write a project budget
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How to write a project budget

Tips and a template from IdeasTap on how to write a budget and what to remember!

International Touring Checklist
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International Touring Checklist

Tips from house programme manager Mark Makin on what to consider when touring work internationally.