Driving Efficiency and Working Smarter in Arts Centres and Theatres - Norwich Puppet Theatre

Join an exclusive gathering of arts leaders at Norwich Puppet Theatre, for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice

- sponsored by Yesplan.

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An afternoon Seminar at Norwich Puppet Theatre 

The challenges facing today’s arts centres are considerable. 

As venues are challenged by funding cuts and the draw of an ever widening variety of entertainment platforms to attract people’s discretionary spend, we look at how efficiency can help you to free up more time to be creative and drive 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.

What can you expect?

1.00 PM  Coffee and Networking 

1.30 PM  Welcome to Norwich Puppet Theatre and set the scene 

1.40 PM  21st Century Challenges to Cultural Centres - Keynote Speaker Roger Tomlinson 

2.10 PM  What can we learn from Airlines? - Speaker Andrew Thomas 

2.40 PM  Short break 

3.00 PM  Instinct vs Insight: Working towards a Data Driven Culture - Speaker Ellie Griffiths 

3.30 PM  Case Study: Thriving on Change - Looking at tools and techniques to adapt to the ever-changing funding landscape - Speaker Peta Swindall 

4.00 PM  Q&A 

4.30 PM  Drinks and Networking  

Meet our expert speakers!

Keynote speaker Roger Tomlinson

Roger will map out what he sees as the biggest threats and greatest opportunities for Arts Centres and Theatres in the coming years.

Now "mostly retired" Roger has over 45 years experience of the arts and entertainment industry, starting out as an arts marketer and then a CEO and producer, before an international career as an arts management consultant. He formed TheTicketingInstitute.com and the Functionality Builder to enable more rigorous procurement practices. 

Roger is particularly interested in the way digital technologies are changing the ways people can relate to arts organisations and how they can develop audiences and increase attendances. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on integrated ticketing solutions, helping design and develop or on procuring on-line technologies for ticketing and marketing, working internationally. He's been rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from INTIX

Nowadays, Roger chairs the Centre for Performance Research and is a Board member of The Audience Agency.  

- Twitter: @BrandinyourHand and @TicketingInst.  

Ellie Griffiths     Business Development Manager & Application Consultant for Tessitura Network 

An experienced fundraiser, Ellie connected individuals and corporates to a range of causes, including medical charities, higher education and the arts. Ellie is also chair of Women & Theatre, a Birmingham-based theatre company that addresses contemporary issues through performance.

Ellie will share her own experiences of working towards a data driven culture in cultural organisations.  

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.  

Peta Swindall     Executive Director, Little Angel Theatre 

Peta has worked across the arts industries for the last 14 years in various roles, including the Barbican Centre, Guildhall School and currently as the Executive Director of Little Angel Theatre. 

She is a chartered accountant, with a passion for creativity and enjoys working with organisations and individuals to develop systems and business processes to increase efficiency and resilience, enabling more time and energy to be concentrated on their primary purpose!


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

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