Programme and speakers for Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive announced

Theatres Trust Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive will take place on Tuesday 16 October at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, exploring how changing artistic, business and operating models in the theatre sector are impacting on how we build, adapt and run theatres.

Through a mixture of inspiring plenaries and lively breakout sessions, the conference will look at how we can ensure our theatres remain viable in challenging economic times and how we can continue to invest in renewal of our theatre infrastructure.

Joining Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism and Cameron Mackintosh, Producer and Theatre Owner will be speakers from Bristol Old Vic, arguably the country’s oldest continuously operating theatre and Manchester’s Factory, probably the newest, discussing how they are adapting to new artistic and business models.

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, Bristol Old Vic and Jack Tilbury, Director at consultancy Plann will share their experiences of working together to increase the viability and revenue at Bristol Old Vic. John McGrath, CEO & Artistic Director Manchester International Festival / Factory will talk about creating the UK’s most flexible performance venue at Manchester’s Factory.

They will be joined by an impressive line-up of contributors from the worlds of theatre, architecture and design, politics, local government and the wider cultural sector

Find out more about the programme and speakers.     

Book your Early Bird ticket to Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive

Early Bird tickets are only available for a limited period, so book now.

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The Conference is generously sponsored and supported by a diverse group of theatre service companies and product manufacturers, consultancies and industry organisations.

Confirmed sponsors already include: Platinum Sponsors Theatre Projects and Unusual, alongside fellow sponsors Allies and Morrison, Bennetts Associates, Haworth Tompkins, HQ Theatres & Hospitality, Stage Electrics, Charcoalblue, Northern Light, BuroHappold Engineering, EM Acoustics, GDS, J&C Joel, LW Theatres, Plann, Triple E, Audio Light Systems, Harlequin Floors, Chauvet Professional, ETC, Theatreplan, GoboPlus, LSI Magazine, The Stage, and Conference partners ABTT, ITC, UK Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith.