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TYA Programmers

Theatre for Young Audiences – Venue Programmers Consortium

Next Meeting: 

The next TYA Programmers meeting will take place in autumn 2021 and will be scheduled shortly.

The last meeting was held on 9 July 2021 via zoom.

Chris Elwell
On behalf of the TYA Venue Programmers Consortium

About the TYA Venue Programmers Consortium

The Consortium is for people across the country who programme work for children and young people into their venue, into touring networks, community, rural or local authority spaces. The sessions are scheduled quarterly and aim to provide a space to discuss work, latest trends and explore collaborative programming, and, importantly, provide a networking opportunity. The group is unconstituted, non-minuted and is without a formal agenda working to Chatham House Rules providing an open, safe space for discussion.

The group first met in 1990, and has met regularly since then with a broad membership of around 75 venues, averaging about 35/40 attendees at each meeting.

The host venue for meetings rotates across Consortium members who provide an opportunity to watch a piece of work as part of the day. This varies from a piece in development to a full production.

A typical gathering follows this pattern (times can vary):

| Meet, teas and coffees etc.
11am | Main meeting
1pm | Lunch
1.30pm | Opportunity to see performance, work share  or work-in-progress at the host venue and meet the company for a short discussion.
3.30pm | End

The Consortium is only open to programmers across the country. If you are interested in being part of this group or attending our next meeting (details above), please make a request initially to Chris Elwell. The consortium is managed by Half Moon on behalf of the TYA sector.

Any questions? Get in touch!

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