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TH966 - Venue Management: Programming, Infrastructure & Audience Experience

  • Module code: TH966
  • Module name: Venue Management: Programming, Infrastructure & Audience Experience
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to give theatre consultants some experience of the different tasks that constitute the management of an arts complex so that they can bring this knowledge to bear in their work with clients and architects. It will also allow them to visit and evaluate other Midlands performance venues.

Principal learning outcomes

Upon module completion students will have the basic knowledge to assess the many different jobs that are necessary for the successful running of a large arts complex, the spaces (both back-stage and front of house) that are necessary for the complex to run smoothly, and an awareness of the management skills, relevant legislation, marketing, financial planning and programming that is essential in a receiving and producing house with a range of auditoria, a gallery, a bar, cafeteria and restaurant, shops and a conference hall.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 week residential

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: TH966-20)
A (Assessed work only) 1st Short Piece (800 words) 20%
  2nd Short Piece (800 words) 20%
  3rd Short Piece (800 words) 20%
  4th Short Piece (800 words) 20%
  5th Short Piece (800 words) 20%
A1 (Assessed work only) 1st Short Piece (1000 words) 25%
  2nd Short Piece (1000 words) 25%
  3rd Short Piece (1000 words) 25%
  4th Short Piece (1000 words) 25%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Theatre Consultancy (W4PF) - Year 2