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MAY 2015




UK Theatre Major Incident Planning Conference 2015 in partnership with RSC

Wednesday 13 May, 10.00am – 4.00pm | The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Is your organisation ready for anything? What happens when the drama happens away from the stage, with no rehearsal?

Follow last year’s successful conference, this year’s event will provide a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and practical exercises with opportunities for you to discuss devising, revising and testing your organisation’s Major Incident and Business Continuity Plans.

Sessions and speakers to include:

  • Why Worry? Dr Anne Eyre, Crisis Management Consultant, Trauma Training

Expecting the Unexpected – what dramas have venues faced in the UK and why is it a good idea to prepare for them?

  • Ready for anything Elizabeth Wainwright, Head of Theatre Operations, Royal Shakespeare Company

Guide to writing a Major Incident Plan using the RSC as a case study. Where to start and what to include. The difficulties of a developing an effective operational plan in a creative environment.

  • Addressing the needs of people in Major Incident Planning Dr Anne Eyre, Crisis Management Consultant, Trauma Training

Drawing on real incidents, testimony and lessons identified, review the likely effects on staff, audience members and others during and after potentially traumatic events. Practical implications for managing and supporting people from small scale to major incidents in keeping with relevant emergency planning guidance and best practice.

  • Communicating in a Crisis Chris Webb, Crisis Communication and Crisis Management Consultant, Chris Webb Communication Ltd

Suitable for: Anyone with management responsibility in the following departments: Health and Safety, Theatre Operations/Management, Production, Marketing, Press and Communications, Facilities/Engineering/Estates, IT, Finance, HR and Legal.

Find out more and book here.