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Theatre 2016 – largest ever theatre industry conference in the UK

Ten industry bodies, including TheatreNI, are working together on Theatre 2016, a major two-day conference that will bring 1,000 delegates from across the theatre sector together on 12 and 13 May 2016 in central London.

This is the largest ever event of this kind and the first time since 2005 that the sector has come together for a major industry-wide event.  It will be held across three venues in London’s West End: the Piccadilly, Lyric and Arts Theatres.

Theatre 2016 will celebrate the UK’s current position as a world leader in theatre and highlight theatre’s massive contribution to the cultural, social, educational and economic health of the nation.

The programme will also take a critical look at new challenges that must be addressed as well as some issues that the industry has struggled with over several decades.  Theatre 2016 will discuss and attempt to reach some consensus on what the sector needs to do to ensure it is successful, sustainable and even more relevant in 2026.

Theatre 2016 is delivered in partnership with the UK’s key industry bodies including Association of British Theatre Technicians, British Theatre Consortium, Creu Cymru, Drama UK, Federation of Scottish Theatre, Independent Theatre Council, Society of London Theatre, The Theatres Trust, Theatre NI and UK Theatre.

Theatre 2016 is made possible by generous sponsorship by Charcoalblue, Harbottle & Lewis, John Good, Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach, Spektrix and TRG Arts.  The Stage is the Media Partner for Theatre 2016.  The Ambassador Theatre Group, Nimax Theatres and the Arts Theatre are Venue Partners. The conference is being managed by BON Culture, the new enterprise established by Mari O’Neill and former UK Theatre Executive Director David Brownlee.

Tickets will be on general sale from Thursday 17 December 2016. Discounts for early booking will be available.

For further information about Theatre 2016 please visit www.theatre2016.com and for latest updates @Theatre_2016.

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Note to Editors

For more information about Theatre 2016 including programming, advertising and partnership opportunities, please contact Gemma Nelson at BON Culture at hello@bonculture.co.uk or call 020 7438 2040.

Theatre 2016 is sponsored by theatre and acoustics consultants Charcoablue, industry law firm Harbottle & Lewis, publisher John Good, ticketing software Spektrix, pricing and loyalty consultancy TRG Arts and specialist insurance brokers Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach.

Theatre 2016 is delivered in partnership with key industry bodies including Association of British Theatre Technicians, British Theatre Consortium, Creu Cymru, Drama UK, Federation of Scottish Theatre, Independent Theatre Council, Society of London Theatre, The Theatres Trust, Theatre NI and UK Theatre.

The Stage is the Media Partner and Ambassador Theatre Group, Nimax Theatres and the Arts Theatre are the Venue Partners.

BON Culture is a new consultancy providing support and guidance to arts and cultural organisations to help secure and improve their artistic and commercial futures.