We asked some of our clients across Europe about their planning experiences in general and their experiences with the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions specifically. It's good for us to understand how venues are facing up to the challenges and we're grateful to them for letting us share this with you.
Natasha is event and production manager at Ibsenhuset in Norway. She keeps track of everything that is going on at the venue. Natasha talks about their biggest struggle and how they made room for artists that normally wouldn't play at their venue.
“We believe it's important to take advantage of the opportunities that are within the limitations.”
Roel is cultural coordinator at AGB MAC, the city of Mechelen. He talks about going back to the very essentials of events and what that meant for his organisation.
“In the first weeks, our focus was on the rules and the proces, instead of all the new possibilities we had.”
Joana and Simon both work for Le Grütli, a Swiss theatre. Joana is technical director and Simon is direction assistant. They share their tips on re-opening their venue and let us know why Yesplan came in very handy during that period.
“We decided to change the price of our tickets. Now, the audience can choose what they want to pay.”
Raf works for Theater aan het Vrijthof, in the Netherlands. He is program coordinator. We had a conversation about a new way of organising and planning and how Yesplan made their theatre a modern one.
“It's useful to rethink your way of programming. I like the idea of organising your program in series.”
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