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Conference 19: Centre Stage – artist and audience at the heart of theatres

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Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill

London

SW11 5TN

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Conference 19: Centre Stage will look at theatres from the perspective of the people they are there to serve. It will ask how we ensure serving the needs of artists and audiences sits at the centre of our theatre buildings.

Sessions will explore:

· how artists are making use of space though current and emerging artistic practice

· the creative possibilities and challenges of running a theatre

· the latest developments in theatre design and the people considerations informing them

· the possibilities of non-traditional theatre spaces for artistic practice and audience engagement

· creating welcoming and inclusive theatres for all

· engaging users and stakeholders in your capital project through a human centred design process

The programme will include presentations from a range of artists, theatre operators, and architects from across the UK.

Plenary speakers include celebrated sociologist and urbanist Professor Richard Sennett, who chairs Theatrum Mundi, a network of artists, critics and scholars who explore the relations between stage and street.

Taking part in an Artists’ Panel Discussion are: Nadia Fall, Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tarek Iskander, Artistic Director & CEO, Battersea Arts Centre and Joe Douglas, Artistic Director, Live Theatre, Newcastle with more participants to be confirmed.

Theatres confirmed as speakers to date include Battersea Arts Centre, Bolton Octagon, Contact, Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, Polka, Shakespeare North, Theatr Clwyd, Theatre Absolute and Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Other confirmed speakers include Derby Museums and 64 Million Artists.

We’ll be adding to this programme over the coming weeks.

Exact timings will be confirmed nearer the event, but the formal conference programme will finish no later than 5pm. The conference will be followed by a drinks reception that is open to all conference attendees. We hope you will be able to stay for networking and refreshments.

Conference 19: Centre Stage is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: Theatre Projects, Unusual, Bennetts Associates, Haworth Tompkins, HQ Theatres & Hospitality, Charcoalblue, Northern Light, BuroHappold Engineering, EM Acoustics, Hawthorn, LW Theatres, Plann Limited, Triple E, Harlequin, Yesplan, Robe, GDS, Theatreplan, GoboPlus and Stage Electrics.

Photo credit: Fred Haworth

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Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill

London

SW11 5TN

United Kingdom

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