Resources

To respond to the needs of the theatre and performing arts sector, TheatreNI has created this resource hub with good practice guides, training materials and research findings.

As part of TheatreNI’s Sustainability Research, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, TheatreNI conducted a survey to collect information from a group of stakeholders to see how sustainability was interpreted, and how they viewed the sustainability of their own practice. TheatreNI extends their thanks to all who took the time to answer the survey. You can download the full list of questions by clicking here: Survey Original Questions

  • Theatre 2016 Report

    Theatre 2016 took place on 12 & 13 May 2016 in London at the Piccadilly, Lyric and Arts Theatres with over 600 delegates and 60 speakers. Find conference round-ups, new coverage, in-depth articles and reports in the Conference report.

  • British Theatre Repetoire 2014

    The British Theatre Repertoire 2014 was compiled by SOLT and UK Theatre, supported by the Arts Council, and in collaboration with BON Culture. The data gathered and presented is the largest and most detailed dataset that has ever been collected about what actually happens on Britain’s stages, taking in 5,074 individual shows. The report was presented as a keynote speech on the opening day of Theatre 2016, at the Piccadilly Theatre, by Dan Rebellato

  • Arts How to No. 4: Management Issues: Running a Group / Organisation / Creative Business

    This edition brings together guidance on a range of aspects related to the running and management of your organisation, whether voluntary group, arts organisation or creative business.
    The 'Arts How To' series is compiled by the Arts Collaboration Group consisting of TheatreNI, Audiences NI, Voluntary Arts Ireland, Dance Resource Base and Arts & Business NI.

  • Arts How To No. 3: Marketing, Communications & Advocacy

    Would you like some guidance on how to communicate with your audience, clients, stakeholders and policy-shapers? Find links to where you can find help on how to make the best kind of contact.
    The 'Arts How To' series is compiled by the Arts Collaboration Group consisting of TheatreNI, Audiences NI, Voluntary Arts Ireland, Dance Resource Base and Arts & Business NI

  • Costing Policies: A Toolkit for the Voluntary and Community Sector (NICVA, 2016)

    This toolkit is a beginner's guide to estimating the financial costs of public policy asks and is compatible government's methodology for assessing policy proposals. See also Toolkit Training on the 28 June 2016 at NICVA.

  • Arts How To No.1 : Delivering an Arts Activity

    Are you planning to deliver a theatre or performance based activity or event? Check out this list of online resources which gives you some pointers as to what you may require and where to find what you are looking for.

    'Delivering an Arts Activity' is the first instalment of the 'Arts How To' series which lists useful resources and has been put together by the Arts Collaboration Group consisting of TheatreNI, Audiences NI, Voluntary Arts Ireland, Dance Resource Base and Arts & Business NI. We will share the coming instalments on the TheatreNI resource pages and through our monthly e-bulletin.

  • Arts How to No. 2: Accessibility and Inclusivity

    Providing opportunities for people with all types of abilities isn’t simply about meeting legal requirements. It is about making decisions on all aspects of your activities to ensure as wide a range of people as possible are involved. Find links to where you can find help and guidance to make these decisions.
    The 'Arts How To' series is compiled by the Arts Collaboration Group consisting of TheatreNI, Audiences NI, Voluntary Arts Ireland, Dance Resource Base and Arts & Business NI

  • ITC – Rates of Pay

    The current recommended rates of pay from the Independent Theatre Council and the appropriate unions, for administrative staff, choreographers, designers, directors, fight directors, performers, stage managers and writers.

  • Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth

    The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the future of cultural value

  • Audiences NI Audience Review 2014

    Audiences NI’s annual report showing who is coming to the arts, how often, how much they are spending and how this is changing over time.

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland Ambitions for the Arts

    A five year strategic plan for the Arts in Northern Ireland 2013-2018 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

  • Theatre Touring in the 21st Century - An Exploration of New Financial Models

    The report (2015) commissioned by ACE and UK Theatre in response to the growing challenges facing touring theatre in the UK. The report provides a picture of available resources for touring and includes ideas and recommendations on what new things could be done to get more money into the sector.

  • Volunteer Now - Our Duty to Care

    Principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people. This publication provides basic principles from which organisations can develop their own policy and procedures in light of their own activities, structures and circumstances.

  • NITA / Audiences NI - Theatre Review 2012

    The review represents the first in-depth theatre specific report on audience attendance in Northern Ireland.

  • NITA Vision for the Arts 2011-2014

    The document outlines the important role played by the theatre and performing arts in the economy and in society - through job-creation, supporting health related work, exploring educational themes and encouraging social cohesion.