Conference 22 Inclusion Statement

Theatres Trust is committed to ensuring that the diverse voices and experiences of the UK theatre sector are able to participate in Conference 22. 

  • We aim to ensure that speakers are as representative as possible of the diversity of the UK.
  • In recognition of the ongoing recovery of the sector, our ticket prices are at less than pre-pandemic levels.
  • We work with partner organisations including ABTT, ITC and UK Theatre to promote the conference as widely as possible.
  • A bursary scheme for free places is available to freelancers, small theatres, and students. This will include expenses to remove financial and geographical barriers for recipients.
  • In order to keep the process fair and consistent across all applicants, bursary applications will be assessed using one standard form, and will not require a formal CV to supplement the application.
  • Conference 22 will be held at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, which is a fully accessible venue. The Lyric is fully equipped with elevators to the two theatres, the Main House and Studio, and to the Reuben Foundation Wing.
  • The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith has a range of toilet facilities available including all-gender, gender specific and private accessible toilets in the café, on the Stalls level, on the balcony level near the creative space, and a ‘Changing Places’ toilet in the Reuben Foundation Wing. Further information about accessibility at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith can be found here on its website
  • All of Hammersmith’s Underground lines (District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith and City) have good wheelchair access.
  • All keynote presentations and panel discussions at Conference 22 will be live captioned by Stagetext and BSL interpreted.
  • Speakers and panellists will be supplied with guidelines on accessibility, visibility, and minimum fonts to ensure their slides are accessible to all.
  • All Speakers will be asked to describe their appearance at the beginning of their presentations. 
  • A quiet room will be available throughout the day for attendees to use, should they require it. 
  • Sennheiser infra-red audio enhancement system is provided in both the Main House and Studio at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. You can collect a headset from a member of the Visitor Services team.
  • Attendees are encouraged to contact to discuss any specific accessibility needs.