September news from house

Welcome to the September edition of the house newsletter.

In this month’s update we highlight some great opportunities, recap on our online discussions and take a look at what tours will be visiting the network in September.


house tours 

This Saturday the tour of  I Believe in Unicorns by Wizard Presents kicks off in Watford before visiting libraries and venues across the network. A tour which will form many new collaborations between venues and their local libraries, we’ll use our blog to share findings and experiences as it progresses.

Later in the month Dumbshow Theatre visit the network with The Pearl. Throughout the tour the company are planning to trial new audience engagement tactics such as their ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ discussion groups.

Multi-award winner and the 2013 recipient of the recommission award, Chris Goode and Company are now back in the rehearsal room to remount Longwave The production will start to tour from the end of the month.


house online

The house website is a space for debate and sharing opportunities across the industry. If you would like to share your opinion on touring on the house website, please get in touch with Sarah.

This month’s online updates include:




  • The New Theatre Royal is seeking a Chair and Trustees
  • Senior Campaigns Officer at Oxford Playhouse
  • Fuel is recruiting a Head of Programme


better touring days for artists 

These day-long sessions will discuss best practice of all things touring: from planning to marketing support and audience engagement, and contracting to financial deals and negotiation. house will facilitate the day, contribute their expertise and encourage peer-to-peer learning throughout. To book your place on the following days, please visit the house website for further information,

  • Thursday 23rd October 10am – 4pm, Farnham Maltings
  • Wednesday 5th November 10am – 4pm, Harlow Playhouse


no strings attached

From Farnham Maltings, no strings attached is a grant scheme to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people from across the south east region.This year, in partnership with Unlimited, they are offering a specific no strings attached grant to ensure young disabled artists are supported. For more information on how to apply visit the Farnham Maltings website.




Have a great September,

Best wishes,

house team