24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019
24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019

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A great amount of time, energy, and resources are being invested in bringing in new, non-traditional audiences. But what are we doing with these newbies once they arrive? How are we treating them to ensure they come back? We’re inviting them into our world — with its own rules and expectations — but are we doing enough to make them feel welcome and belonging? Who benefits from the perpetuation of the theatre etiquette and who loses out?

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HKD (Croatian Cultural Center) - Kortil Gallery
Ul. Strossmayerova 1
25 October, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:45

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My book The Reasonable Audience examines all aspects of audience behaviour and the theatre etiquette campaigns, from the 19th century through to today: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319991658.

For a summary of my argument you can read the blog post I wrote for UK Theatre: https://uktheatre.org/who-we-are-what-we-do/uk-theatre-blog/audiences-behaving-badly-and-what-we-should-do-about-it

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