schedule & speakers

10.30-10.45 Introduction by Richard Kingdom (Farnham Maltings) and compère Eleanor Lloyd (Eleanor Lloyd Productions)
10.45-11.45 Nick Starr (National Theatre) on developing a model for the NT that spans R&D, producing for its main stages and commercial exploitation
Robert Noble (New Adventures) and Sean Egan on a model for combining commercial investment with Arts Council funding
Peter Wilson (PWProductions) and Jo Crowley (1927) revisit their discussions about transferring 1927’s The Animals and Children took to the Streets
11.45-12.15 Six 5 minute provocations from our ‘provocateurs’:
Lyn Gardner (The Guardian) Why ‘commercial’ shouldn’t be a dirty word for innovative theatre makers
Caroline Routh (Musical Theatre Network) Are musicals the ideal genre for collaborations between the commercial and subsidised sectors and what are the opportunities?
Julius Green (producer and author of How To Produce a West End ShowOn Angels’ wings: the commercial theatre investor as arts philanthropist
Charlotte Jones (ITC) Do funders need savvier models as partnerships between the commercial and subsidised sectors become more common?
Martin Gray (EMG) Marketing in the commercial and subsidised sectors and the possibilities of a third way
Marcus Romer (Pilot Theatre and TheatreLiveStream.TV) Live streaming and its place within an effective business model
12.15-12.45 Break
12.45-13.30 Eight chaired discussions based on the provocations and led by each provocateur plus Peter Wilson and Jo Crowley
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.15 Panel – Approaches to investment:
Tim Joss (Chair, Arts Ventures and Director of the Rayne Foundation) (Chair)
Joseph Smith (Stage One)
Pete Staves (Arts Council England)
Trupti Patel (Esmée Fairbairn)
Gavin Stride (Farnham Maltings)
Virginia Buckley (CultureCrowd)
15.15-15.45 Break
15.45-16.30 Panel – Approaches to producing:
Eleanor Lloyd (Eleanor Lloyd Productions) (Chair)
Jennifer Sutherland (Scamp)
Ed Collier (China Plate)
Richard Jordan (Richard Jordan Productions)
James Seabright (Seabright Productions)
Mark Rubinstein (Mark Rubinstein Ltd.)
16.30-16.45 Neil Darlison (Arts Council England) reflecting on the day’s discussions from an Arts Council perspective
16.45-17.00 Thanks and finish

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