Making Money and Saving Money in Theatres and Arts Centres - Stockton (cancelled due to coronavirus)

Join an exclusive gathering of arts leaders for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice.

- sponsored by Yesplan.

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus we were forced to cancel this event. We thank you for your understanding. 


An afternoon Seminar at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre (Stockton)

The challenges facing today’s arts centres are considerable. 

As venues are challenged by funding cuts and the continual need to find new revenue streams, we look at how you can drive efficiency to reduce costs and be creative in the pursuit of additional revenue. During this FREE to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on these challenges and how arts organisations are working to address them with practical solutions. 

Places are strictly limited to 30 people so make sure you book early. 


Meet our expert speakers!


Keynote speaker Helen Dunnett

Helen Dunnett, Director of HD Consulting works with arts and cultural clients to help them develop Customer Relationship Management strategies, improve and streamline their business processes and procure CRM/Ticketing system software. 


As an experienced consultant, Helen has a proven track record in marketing and audience development, project management, leadership, organisational/business process development and communications having worked in a range of arts organisations for over 15 years. 


Helen is also the Chief CRM Contributor at The Ticketing Institute.


Andrew Thomas Principal Ynys Consulting Ltd

A lot of people often say Andrew does not have a proper job. He agrees with that, he says has about six of them. Therapist, lawyer, wrestling referee, nursery school teacher and wild west sheriff are just some of the ways he describes consulting and working with major sports and entertainment franchises around the world wrangling with technology and data to work smarter not harder. 

His current client list includes Premier League football clubs, major festivals and some of the UK's most iconic arts venues. As well as leading Europe’s Ticketing Professionals organisation he sits as one of the International representatives on the board of INTIX.





Annabel Turpin ARC Stockton

Annabel Turpin is currently Chief Executive & Artistic Director of ARC, a charity that uses arts and cultural activity to strengthen its local community. It works locally, in Stockton and the Tees Valley, and nationally, through leadership of networks and partnerships. ARC presents a year round programme of arts and cultural activity including live events, film screenings, workshops and classes, and works to ensure it engages people who might be socially excluded. 

Annabel is a board member of Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, Sunderland Culture Company and the North East Culture Partnership, where she has helped develop the region’s Case for Culture strategy. As a freelance consultant, she has undertaken work around organisational development for a range of clients, including companies, venues and local authorities, as well as mentoring and facilitation at both executive and board level. 



Hugh Topping Founder crowdEngage

Hugh Topping founded crowdEngage to help theatres and arts organisations create brilliant audience experiences, drive reattendance, and increase revenue

His first involvement in the industry was selecting a ticketing system for the family bookshops he helps run. That search led him to Spektrix, where he eventually went on to join the engineering team

In 2017 he founded crowdEngage. It now serves clients such as the Bridge Theatre, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Manchester International Festival, New York's Symphony Space, and the Mercury Theatre amongst others.










Btw... Have you already checked out the Aftermovie of our previous event at the MAC in Birmingham?