Bath Theatre Matters Day Schedule

2pm – 2:25pm

Registration, Refreshments and Networking


Opening Address By Luke John Emmett of Theatre Bath


2:40pm – 2:55pm

BANES & The Arts – Cllr Ben Stevens


3pm – 3:20pm

The Artist, The Organisation and The Industry – Andy Burden


3:25pm – 3:50pm

How To Book Show Tours – Ian Mcglynn – The Rondo Theatre


3:55pm – 4:20pm

Disabilities In The Arts – Claire Seymour & Phoebe Kemp


4:25pm – 4:45pm


WEP will be discussing, amongst other things, west end musicals, and the state of the west end in general, producing shows in today’s climate, and how collaboration could be a key factor in the future of theatre.


4:50pm – 5:15pm

Bath Fringe Festival – How To Get Involved – Steve Henwood & Wendy Matthews


5:20pm – 5:45pm

Creative Bath & The Theatre Royal – Greg Ingham


5:55pm – 6:05pm

Refreshments Break


6:10pm – 6:30pm

My Theatre Matters – Martin Brown – Equity


6:35pm – 6:45pm

Introduction to the Big Debate Panel Members


6:45pm – 7:45pm

The BIG Debate – Question Time Style Panel Debate


Andy Burden, Ian McGlynn, Rachel MacDonald from Creative Ecology Wiltshire, A Member of the Arts Council, Martin Brown from Equity and a member of the ITC.

Begin thinking about questions you want to ask. Here are a few to get you started…

Does Theatre Really Matter?

Are We Too Complacent About Our Work / Audiences?

Are We Too Reliant On Funding?

Are Funding Cuts Actually Such A Bad Thing?

Has Theatre Become Too Middle Class?

Are We Bored Of Working With Same People All The Time Or Seeing The Same People Create Work?


7:45pm – 8pm

Break (whilst stage is prepared for the showcase)


8:00pm – 9:00pm

Showcase Of Locally Produced Work

Artists & Companies Performing Include:

Bath Light Operatic Group – Extract from “Avenue Q”

Core Theatre – Extract from “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”

Bath Drama – An Extract From “Round The Horne”

A Word In Your Ear – Storytelling

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