TMA Touring Symposium receives record bookings

David Chadderton

The Theatrical Management Association has had unprecedented demand for its fifth annual touring symposium to be held at Congress Centre in London on 1 March.

This year's event will look at working in partnership and international touring, with a session led by John Stalker of John Stalker Productions and Iain Gillie of Leicester's Curve Theatre on the ways that producers can work together and with venues and another on opportunities and threats in international touring featuring speakers Eleanor Lloyd of Peepolykus, Griselda Yorke of Punchdrunk and Kayte Potter and Jennie Green of Great Leap Forward.

Chaired by TMA chief executive Julian Bird, there will be a debate on the growing divergence in policy between the main funding bodies in the UK and its effect on touring with representatives from three of these bodies: Amanda Rigali of Arts Council England, Laura Mackenzie-Stuart of Creative Scotland and David Newland of Arts Council Wales.

Bird said, "The rapid uptake of this event reflects the importance of touring for the UK theatre industry, leading those working in touring to think creatively and work together to build sustainable partnerships during 2012 and beyond."

For more information and to book, see or contact the TMA at or on 020 7557 6706.