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.


Pay What You Decide Toolkit
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Pay What You Decide Toolkit

In January 2015 ARC introduced a Pay What You Decide pricing model on its entire theatre, dance and spoken word programme. Following a successful first year, we have published this PWYD toolkit to help other venues and festivals considering introducing PWYD pricing.

You can also download a Sample Audience Survey and Evidence Template from the ARC website at http://arconline.co.uk/get-involved/artists/resources.

Planning for the Edinburgh Fringe
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Planning for the Edinburgh Fringe

The notes in this document summarise some of the topics and discussions that took place at the NSDF/house ‘Edinburgh 2013: Start Planning Now’ IdeasTap Spa session with Michael Brazier [NSDF] and Mark Makin [house] on 10 October 2012.

Pop-up Installations Toolkit by Hunt & Darton
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Pop-up Installations Toolkit by Hunt & Darton

A brief guide from Hunt & Darton on how they set up their pop up art installation in a high street shop.

PPL PRS: Application for Interpolated Music
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PPL PRS: Application for Interpolated Music

Most companies use music in their shows. “Interpolated” music is defined as music which is performed by or intended to be audible to a character in the theatrical production. Here's the application form from PPL PRS.

PPL PRS: Setlist for Incidental Music
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PPL PRS: Setlist for Incidental Music

Most companies use music in their shows. “Incidental” music is defined as music heard by the theatre audience as an accompaniment to the play, but which is not performed by, or intended to be audible to, any of the characters in the play. Here's the required form from PPL PRS.

Practicalities for Rural Touring
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Practicalities for Rural Touring

Highlights rural touring scheme, based across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, have put together this list of practical considerations for companies touring rurally.

Producing and managing a project checklist
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Producing and managing a project checklist

Guidelines to producing and managing a tour - a simple checklist written by house's Mark Makin.

Production Hazard Assessment
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Production Hazard Assessment

This document is used by Oxford Playhouse alongside a risk assessment, to assess any hazards that may interfere with regular procedures at the venue during a production.

Production info sheet
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Production info sheet

Oxford Playhouse send this form to visiting companies to obtain production details, including information relating to any wraparound activities, merchandise, restrictions, and education work.

Resources & Advice on green practice
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Resources & Advice on green practice

A list of useful links and resources on green practice for venues and touring companies, provided by Julies Bicycle.

Routes In: A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England, by Venues North
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Routes In: A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England, by Venues North

Sample artist contract
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Sample artist contract

A sample contract for hiring artists, based on the template used by makin projects [www.makinprojects.co.uk].

Sample deal structures for touring
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Sample deal structures for touring

A general outline of the standard deal arrangements for touring theatre productions in the UK.

Sample risk assessment
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Sample risk assessment

A sample risk assessment to accompany a touring technical specification, to assess and reduce any potential risks.

Sample technical rider by house
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Sample technical rider by house

An example of a technical rider, used for a touring performance.