When do I need to get there?
Theatrecraft runs from the Launch at 9am until 3.30pm – there will be plenty of activity going on all day and the chance to book into extra workshops and explore the Marketplace so we think you’ll want to spend as much time here as possible. However, it’s important you arrive in good time to check in and register, pick up your programme and goody-bag and get to your first workshop.
The Royal Court Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone, will launch TheatreCraft 2014 at 9am in the Crush Room– if you can be there, this is one part of the day you don’t want to miss!
You will be emailed a list of your confirmed bookings that contains a QR code on or by Thursday 16th October – you can use this on the day from your phone or printed off.
What do I need to bring?
IMPORTANT: To make the day go as smoothly as possible please bring one of your booking emails or the itinerary email we sent you the day before the event. This will mean we can register you on the door and you can throw yourself into the day as quickly as possible.
Other that that, technically, nothing – just yourself and your enthusiasm.
If you’re booked into a “Networking Hub” you might want to bring some business cards or if you are attending an “Ask the Experts” session you might want to bring along a CV or portfolio, depending on your area of interest. It’s not compulsory, though, it’ll just help your expert know more about you.
I don’t have access to a printer / I’m all about saving trees.
Glad to hear it – you can also show us one of the emails on your phone – to save time just have the QR code displayed.
What’s a QR code?
It’s at the bottom of most of the emails we send you.
I don’t have a smart phone or access to a printer.
No worries – just head over to the registration desk and tell us your name and email address and we’ll check you in.
My preferred session is full – will further opportunities be available?
From past experience we know that there are cancellations and extra places released on the day of the event.
Please do come down to the event and engage with the theatre companies and training organisations in the marketplace.
When you arrive, ask our ambassadors about spaces that have come available on the day which they can book you in for.
Why do I have to check-in anyway?
We try to make as many spare places available for workshops as possible so that you can all benefit from the opportunities on the day – if you don’t check-in we don’t know you’re here and if you are not in the building 5 minutes before your session we will release your workshop place.
I’ve changed my mind about my workshops
That’s fine – you can continue to make changes to your bookings on our website. Go to manage your bookings (you can access this on your smart phone on the day) and edit directly yourself – or visit the registration desk or info desk in the marketplace where they can sort you out. If you are definitely not attending a workshop, one to one or session it is very important you cancel your place so someone else can attend instead.
Can I book more workshops?
Yes – subject to availability. Each attendee has been able to book up to two workshops in advance. We will lift that restriction on the day so you can take advantage of some extra workshops. Please be aware that demand is high, though, so you may not be able to get into everything you want.
Can I change my Ask the Experts Session?
That’s more tricky. By all means go and visit the team on the Paul Hamlyn Hall balcony but please be aware that most “Ask the Expert” sessions have been pre-booked so availability is limited and, if you drop out of a pre-booked session you may be wasting a great opportunity.
I wasn’t able to pre-book an ‘Ask the Experts’ session – what do I do?
Don’t despair – spaces for Ask the Experts will arise so ask one of our volunteer Ambassadors or visit the Ask The Experts team on the Paul Hamlyn Hall balcony.
It may be worth popping by at other times of the day in case some naughty people haven’t turned up. If we can possibly fit you in – we’ll do out best.
Something’s come up – I can’t make it! What am I to do?
These things happen. Please log into the TheatreCraft website, go to your profile and cancel your bookings so we that these opportunities can be available to other attendees.
Can I bring a friend?
By all means – the more the merrier. However, we can’t guarantee they’ll be able to attend all the same sessions as you. Encourage your friend to visit the website in advance or talk to the registration desk and we’ll arrange workshop bookings for them.
I haven’t pre-booked – can I just turn up?
Yep, if you’re aged 16 to 25 we’ll be delighted to see you. Workshop availability may be limited but there’s so much going on that you’re sure to find something interesting to do and the Marketplace is open all day and packed with useful people and organisations. If you haven’t pre-booked, just head straight to the registration desk to register and plan your day.
Eating and Drinking
The cafes will not be serving food or drink on the day as we are using the spaces for sessions. Water will be available from the marketplace – but please feel free to bring a bottle of water with you. We would prefer it if you didn’t eat at TheatreCraft – if you are hungry there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and sandwich shops within a couple of minutes from the entrance for you to pop out to. Ask one of our Ambassadors and they can point you in the right direction.
I have more questions! Answer my questions!
Why certainly – drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a great TheatreCraft 2014!