SPECIAL EPISODE: A UK THEATRE SUCCESS STORY: HERTFORD THEATRE REOPENING
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we speak to Emma Parlow Marketing and Audience Development Manager & Ben Cannell Front of House Manager about reopening the Hertford theatre during these challenging times. Ben talks through all the operational considerations Hertford have implemented to ensure audiences and staff are kept safe as they reopen their cinema programme. He also discusses the implementation of various different socially distanced seating plans to help achieve the maximum capacity. Emma discusses how they had to win the hearts and minds of their audiences with clear pre and post communications while programming a selection of films that appeal to a wide range of their audiences.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE
- A quick history of the Hertford Theatre Hertford struggles during COVID 19
- Working with a skeleton staff, merging roles Staying positive and not getting overwhelmed
- How to reopen again Programming
- Socially distanced seating plans
- Audience and team members safety Correct sanitation Clear communication strategy
- Demographic of attendees
- The enormous goodwill of attendees
FURTHER READING & RESOURCES
Arts Advocacy Toolkit – https://mailchi.mp/c82ec42bc616/arts-advocacy-toolkit
Arts Working Group Open Call Webinar Video Catch Up -https://mailchi.mp/553499e5f781/artsworkinggroup-webinarcatchup
Arts Working Group Open Call Webinar Resources – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/arts-working-group-open-call-webinar1/
Arts Working Group Q&A – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/arts-working-group-open-call-webinar-questions-and-answers/
Arts Working Group Recovery Toolkit: Module 1 Reopening with Clear Communications – https://mailchi.mp/24d1a01b137b/reopening-toolkit
The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) are launching a new Service Provider membership It’s for organisations working to provide products and services in the arts, culture and heritage sector, and gives you high-quality access to their community of over 2000 members — including a listing in a new Service Provider Hub and opportunities to share the support you offer in a resource area. Register your interest to be among the first to hear more: https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/service-providers/
COVID-19 Venue Guidelines for Reopening Video
THE ARTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN PODCAST
It’s tough but rewarding working in the arts and often so busy you have little time to share with your peers and investigate new ideas. Every couple weeks join presenters as they interviews arts industry experts getting their take on the biggest issues facing the arts world today. There will be ideas to try, practical tips, lots of learning and of course – lots of laughs. If you work in theatres, venues, festivals or the arts and cultural sector this podcast is what you need!
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About Our Guest
Emma Parlow & Ben Cannell
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we speak to Emma Parlow Marketing and Audience Development Manager & Ben Cannell Front of House Manager about reopening the Hertford theatre during these challenging times.
SPECIAL EPISODE: MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING IN THE ARTS: A CONVERSATION WITH FIRST FORTNIGHT
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, David Keegan, CEO of First Fortnight and poet Stephen James Smith join Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, October 10th, we’re sharing a conversation from the Ticketsolve Academy series about mental health and well-being in the arts.
SPECIAL EPISODE: THE ARTS WORKING GROUP AND INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, members of the Arts Working Group join Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve as they sit down with some of the biggest industry suppliers of the UK. The Arts Working Group discuss how the current crisis has affected suppliers, agents and production services to theatres and arts venues, what innovations their companies have developed to help theatres post lockdown, what work practices and changes have been made to adapt to ‘the new normal’