Got a fab show and want to take it on tour? Starting up a new production and lacking in funds? Planning a marketing campaign, but don’t know your SEO from your Klout?

Incoming Festival, produced by A Younger Theatre at the New Diorama Theatre, has the experts to give you free advice on everything your theatre company needs for success.

Marketing and PR for Theatre Companies with Eleanor Turney
Monday 1 June, 10:30 – 12:30

Making your work stand out from the crowd is hard. You know it’s brilliant, but how do you convince journalists or potential ticket-buyers to see your work? Eleanor Turney has run the press office for hundreds of shows at C Venues, done Gecko’s Edinburgh PR and written more press releases than she cares to count. She’s also been a journalist and editor for nearly seven years, so she knows what gets coverage. Join her for hints, tips and advice on selling your show.

Fundraising for Theatre Companies with David Byrne, New Diorama Theatre

Thursday 4 June, 14:00 – 16:00

Do you have an exciting idea you want to get off the ground? New Diorama Theatre’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive David Byrne shares his advice on the best ways to raise funds as a theatre company. From Arts Council England to charities, from foundations to private donors, the session will explore the different routes to raising the money to make your work.

Touring for Theatre Companies with panel including Sarah Wilson (Producer, Rhum and Clay), Jo Crowley (Producer, 1927) and Rachel Porter (Figs In Wigs). The panel will be chaired by Steven Brett (Programme Manager Theatre and Dance, British Council)
Tuesday 9 June, 14:00 – 16:00

Ready to take your work to a wider audience? It’s an exciting prospect but where do you start? A panel of industry experts gather to discuss touring options, followed by a Q&A. You’ll have a chance to learn from experienced practitioners, pose questions and get invaluable advice about taking your work on the road, both nationally and internationally.

To book yourself a free place at these workshops, visit this page.

Emerge Together: An Open Space Event for Emerging Theatre Companies hosted by The Human Zoo
Sunday 7 June, 13:00 – 16:00

Join us for this collaborative, supportive, evolving conversational event where we’ll be getting to the heart of your questions and concerns as an emerging theatre company. A chance to consider new ideas, share your thoughts and meet contemporaries. Led by The Human Zoo; experts in the exploration of ‘herd’ mentality and the capacity we have for losing ourselves to the movement of something larger than each person making up the crowd.

To book your free place to this event, visit this page.

Details for all of Incoming Festival’s workshops, including writing, clowning and puppetry, can be found here.

To find out about our incredible companies presenting at this year’s festival, check out our line up.