The Crescent Theatre is a founder member of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain, formed after the Second World War to stimulate interest in amateur theatre around the country.
The Little Theatre Guild or LTG has in excess of 100 member theatres right across the United Kingdom, ranging from 64 seat auditorium up to 450 seat auditorium, and the membership increases each year. This includes theatres that present only four plays per year to those that present a continuous repertoire. In most years LTG theatres present well over 800 productions to an audience approaching three-quarters of a million patrons. This means that LTG theatres not only create a huge financial turnover of several million pounds a year, but make a significant artistic and creative contribution to live theatre around the country.
In a world of ever increasing legislation relating to such areas as Health and Safety, Premises licensing, changes to the VAT regime, Children in Performance regulations plus the latest vetting and barring scheme, LTG members value the ‘Grey Papers’ that are produced to explain the law and regulatory requirements.
With our regular national and regional conferences there is the opportunity to network and share experiences, both good and bad, to learn from others experiences that will help theatres to avoid the pitfalls that others have experienced.
The Crescent Theatre was proud to host the 2016, 70th Anniversary Little Theatre Guild National Conference