Anti-racism conference for the UK’s theatre and dance sectors announced

2 October 2020

An anti-racism conference for the UK’s theatre and dance sectors is taking place in November 2020, presented by Inc Arts UK in partnership with SOLT & UK Theatre.

‘Speak – Listen – Reset – Heal’ will be a fully accessible online series, taking place on Tuesday 3rd, 10th and 24th November. Registration opens Tuesday 6th October at 12pm.

Acknowledging systemic and structural racism in the performing arts, the conference aims to effect real changes through authentic, constructive and direct dialogue between senior leaders and the diverse workforce, artists and organisations that interact with them. The organisers want the theatre and dance sectors to reach their fullest potential by enabling honesty and courage – rebuilding now for an equal, inclusive and achievable future.

This initiative has been created and led by Amanda Parker of diversity collective Inc Arts UK, and the actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, in partnership with Society of London Theatre/UK Theatre and Tali Pelman (Group Creative Managing Director, Stage Entertainment).

Major Sponsors are SOLT/UK Theatre, Tali Pelman, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and Arts Council Wales. Sponsors of the Conference are Community Leisure UK, Creu Cymru, Federation of Scottish Theatres, One Dance UK and Theatres Trust. The Conference partner is Independent Theatre Council. More sponsors and partners are to be announced in the coming weeks.

To find out more about sponsoring this event, please email

For more information and how to book, please see this document: