Haymarket Theatre Consultation - Have your say...
Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:52
As many of you know the Haymarket Theatre had to close at the outset of the COVID 19 pandemic. Since then the council has concentrated on the practical task of recovering the building and making it safe. We are now at the point where we can start looking to the future and begin a process of thinking through next options. Attached is a document from the council and Arts Council England that sets out what it is we want to achieve with a future Haymarket that we used to appoint a consultancy to help us. We hope you find this of interest and if you have ideas about the future of Haymarket we would like to hear from you.
The consultancy is called people make it work, an organisational and leadership development consultancy specialising in the cultural sector. There is a core team of four consultants with relevant specialist experience. The team comprises Karen Turner, David Micklem, Rob Macpherson and Anna Dinnen and collectively brings: Deep knowledge and experience of the theatre sector including commercial and non profit operations & technical knowledge relevant to running a large-scale theatre venue; a strong understanding of, and passion for, culture in place-making, local cultural ecologies and how these shift and develop over time; research and data analysis skills to understand audience data and demand; business and financial planning acumen to diagnose, test and shape viable operating models for cultural organisations including but not limited to theatres; strong facilitation skills particularly in relation to stakeholder alignment and participatory workshops. More about the company and people make it work clients can be found here: https://www.peoplemakeitwork.com/our-clients/
The team have already started work contacting organisations and individuals who had expressed an interest in Haymarket to date. We are encouraging anyone with an interest or an idea to register their interest and record their idea via the council's consultation website. Details can be found via this link https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/sec/haymarket
The team intend to organise some (probably 'virtual') workshops as part of this process so those wishing to be involved should make sure they register via the site.
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