We aim to maintain our existing successful programming policy, developed over a period of years and intended to challenge, inspire, educate, entertain our audiences,
and to offer them opportunities to experience the best in professional arts.
We shall continue to develop this policy in response to changing trends in the arts, audience responses, new opportunities, the interests of our participants, their demands and their desire for new experiences and by collaborating with other arts centres and theatres.
• promote a balanced programme intended to appeal to a wide range of
audiences of all ages and varying interests.
• programme quality professional events from the best in Scottish,
British and visiting foreign companies and artists touring across Britain and offering artistic product suited to our scale of venues (main house and studio theatres).
• programme work that would not otherwise be seen by audiences in
• programme work by Scotland’s national theatre, dance, music and
opera companies suited to our scale of venues.
• engage with major local and national events and initiatives to capitalise on opportunities to bring these to the Inverclyde.
• collaborate with Inverclyde Council Education and Arts Development
Departments and with Inverclyde Arts to promote events jointly.
• programme exhibitions of work and other events by professional artists
working in the visual arts.
• identify opportunities to secure sponsorship from trusts, national and
local businesses to support our programme of professional performances.
• collaborate with other arts centres and venues to share practice and
secure artistic product for our arts centre such as the Federation of
Scottish Theatre, and regional and local consortia that may from time
to time be formed.
|Introduction to the company||The Arts Guild Theatre Greenock is the primary arts venue in and for the Inverclyde area and hosts a range of arts events from all disciplines including music, drama, dance, comedy, festivals and visual arts events. Thousands of people pass through our doors every month. As well as the full programme of events held in the main theatre and studio theatre all year round, it also houses many local community groups.|
The Guild’s current premises are no longer fit for purpose and an exciting project has been devised to create a new purpose build arts centre. Expected to open in September 2012, it will be known as The Beacon Arts Centre. This new arts centre will build on the impressive track record of Greenock Arts Guild which has been successfully delivering high quality arts in Inverclyde for 60 years. It will be sited on a prime location of a former dockyard in Greenock, adjacent to the historic Georgian Custom House, with superb views over the River Clyde. The new building will form a key community focus as part of the wider regeneration of former industrial land along the Inverclyde waterfront.
The new building will house a 500 seat main auditorium together with a 130 seat studio theatre, three large rehearsal rooms and a riverside restaurant and bar with outstanding views over the Clyde.
It is anticipated that the success and profitability of the new restaurant and bar will bring a significant new income stream to the Guild for reinvestment in its social objectives of working with youths at risk, broadening participation in the arts and developing the employment prospects of people with ongoing mental health problems.
|Phone number||01475 723038|
|No of events per year||130|
|No of professional events per year||45|
|Type of work programmed||Drama, Physical Theatre, Children (12 yrs & under), Young People (13 yrs & above), Dance, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Scottish Traditional Dance, Classical Music, Contemporary Classical Music, Jazz, Pop, Traditional Music, World Music, Opera, Comedy, Cabaret/Burlesque, Film, Puppetry|
|Scale||Middle Scale Venues|
|How far in advance do you programme||18 months|
|Promote education work provided by company||via local public authority network|
|Financial arrangements: Fee||Yes|
|Financial arrangements: Split Guarantee||Yes|
|Financial arrangements: Split Without Guarantee||Yes|
|Financial arrangements: Hire||Yes|
|Size of mail list||13,000|
|Has a local press list||Yes|
|Has a local schools list||Yes|
|Produces a brochure||Yes|
|Brochure frequency||Twice per year, Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter|
|Number of copies||15,000|
|Posters required||A2 x 10, A3 x 40|
|Leaflets required||A5 x 2000|
|Email list size||2500|
|Require companies to provide Copy/Image||Yes||
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