UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT) have embarked on a wide-reaching new industry initiative in partnership with Inspiring the Future, part of the charity Education and Employers.
Building on SOLT and UK Theatre’s recent Workforce Review, Inspiring the Future of Theatre aims to showcase the range of careers available in theatre to young people, and encourage and strengthen connections between schools and their local theatres.
Theatre and the performing arts are part of the creative industries, which are worth £92bn, and are growing at twice the rate of the economy. UK Theatre and SOLT believe that if the sector is to continue to thrive, it must draw on the talent base, and build audiences, from all areas of society.
To achieve this ambitious project, SOLT, UK Theatre and Education and Employers have launched a drive to recruit industry ambassadors who will be matched with schools across the UK, taking part in events to lay the groundwork for young people to make informed and ambitious career decisions.
For the full story and to sign up to be one of the 1000 offstage theatre ambassadors visit the website.