Conference 18: Presentations

For Conference 18 attendees, here are the speakers' presentations from the event.

Please note that not all speakers did PowerPoint presentations and where speakers did, the visuals were often designed to work alongside their speeches, so may not provide the complete narrative.

We will be publishing the Conference Report in next month, whcih will provide a more detailed record of the conference sessions and key themes.

Morning plenary: New Spaces, New Models
How are the UK’s oldest and newest theatres adapting to new artistic and business models?

Adapting Bristol Old Vic to increase viability and revenue

Bristol Old Vic plenary

Morning Breakout Option 1 – Viability by Design
How are theatres being designed and adapted to increase revenue and reduce running costs?

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Ovalhouse, Brixton

Ovalhouse breakout

Morning Breakout Option 2 – Local Collaborations
How are local authorities and theatres working together to increase resilience?

Leicester Haymarket

The Albany, Deptford

Leicester Haymarket breakout

Afternoon Breakout Option 1 – Beyond These Walls
How are theatres working beyond their four walls to build resilience, diversify programming and reach new audiences?

Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Afternoon Breakout Option 2 – Making the Case, Raising the Cash
How are theatres making the case for capital investment and raising the funds for renewal?

Streatham Space Project

ZACH Theatre, Austin, Texas

Liverpool’s Royal Court

 Streatham Space breakout

Investing in the Future of Theatres

What are the future capital needs of the sector and what new models of investment do we need to develop?

Theatres Trust capital funding research

Arts Council England

Photography by Alex Brenner