Theatre Advisory - letter from the Chair

Dear TAG members,

I am honoured to be taking the role of Chair for your group and I am looking forward to building on the excellent work of our previous Chairs. 2022 continues to be a rollercoaster ride for the theatre world, as we emerged out of a winter season fraught with Covid-related challenges and now work together to find our feet again. Coming to terms with our changes and losses, we move forward together. My hope for TAG is that we provide you with a space for sharing and solidarity, and a community to help support you through the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Our recent drop-in session was a great success, providing the Committee with an opportunity to meet and speak with you on a range of hot topics and challenges we collectively face in our industry. We are planning our next informal drop-in for 10 May 2022 at 1330-1430. Please e mail bookings@iosh.com to register. We look forward to seeing you.

We are also thrilled to be invited to join the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) at their annual show on June 22nd and 23rd, at Alexandra Palace, London. This annual show brings together the technical theatre community with an exhibition, a variety of activities, and opportunities for networking. The TAG Committee look forward to participating in some panel discussions over the show’s two days. The ABTT Show is free to attend, and more details can be found here: https://www.abtt.org.uk/abtt-theatre-show/about/

I look forward to seeing you at one of events soon.

Hayley Seddon