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.


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.

Sample Venue Contract
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Sample Venue Contract

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

Saving Money in Your Venue: Top Tips from Auditel
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Saving Money in Your Venue: Top Tips from Auditel

Auditel and house have come together to explore the top ways venues could be saving money. Auditel have been helping organisations reduce costs and boost profits since 1994.

Sector Benchmark for Ticketing – TRG Arts and Purple Seven
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Sector Benchmark for Ticketing – TRG Arts and Purple Seven

TRG Arts and Purple Seven have partnered to provide real-time intelligence and advice to the arts and cultural sector on the economic impact of COVID-19. This partnership allows us to bring together live sales feeds from hundreds of venues around the world to effectively provide data analysis, counsel on insights, and resources for lobbying government relief packages to ensure we travel through and beyond the immediate crisis.

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Seven Inclusive Principles for recovery from COVID-19
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Seven Inclusive Principles for recovery from COVID-19

The Seven Inclusive Principles aim to help give cultural organisations and individuals the tools to approach Covid-19 recovery and delivery through the lens of Disability and relevant Equality Legislation. The seven clear principles will support the industry to make decisions inclusively, to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity. We believe this will have wide-ranging social, economic and ethical impact for arts and culture.

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.

Social Investment Tax Relief
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Social Investment Tax Relief

Independent theatre consultant, Sean Egan, explains social investment tax relief and what it means for arts organisations in this handy one-pager.

Starting an audience club in your venue
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Starting an audience club in your venue

With a growing popularity of audience clubs within London, we have created a resource with club examples and advice for regional venues to begin a similar initiative.

Stay at Home Activity Pack for Children (Unique Voice)
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Stay at Home Activity Pack for Children (Unique Voice)

Here is an example of a children's activity pack for staying at home.

Unique Voice recognise the importance of creativity and play in children’s lives. Whilst practising social distancing, they want to encourage families to pursue creative outlets.

"Inside this pack you will find 30 different activities that you can partake in with the young people in your household. We have chosen activities that require as little resources as possible to ensure there are plenty of things for you to do without having to leave your home. You can do these activities for fun or even incorporate them into your child’s home learning."

Taking Care: The Act of Kindness by People United
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Taking Care: The Act of Kindness by People United

In celebration of World Kindness Day, People United have launched their third research report, Taking Care: The Art of Kindness. People United have presented at numerous house Venue Network Days, including 'The Culture of Caring' in September 2018.

Technical Requirements form
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Technical Requirements form

This form is sent from Oxford Playhouse to visiting companies prior to their performances, in order to gather related technical information.

Techniques to support a person with dementia
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Techniques to support a person with dementia

A helpful document exploring how to better welcome people with dementia into your organisation.

Ten Tips for Pitching
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Ten Tips for Pitching

Created by house, this one page document explains 10 tips for pitching an idea to potential partners.

Ten Top Tips for Working with Venue Marketers from Arts at the Old Firestation
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Ten Top Tips for Working with Venue Marketers from Arts at the Old Firestation

When you bring your show to a venue, on a split or a hire basis, someone at the venue will be in charge of marketing it. Here are Marketing Manager Alex Coke’s top tips to help that relationship go smoothly.