Aims and Objectives

Aims and Objectives of the Little Theatre Guild

  • To promote close co-operation between members in all areas of Theatre
  • To organise National and Regional Conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • To run regular courses to improve standards and theatrical knowledge.
  • To act as the co-ordinating body for the development of independent amateur theatres, and to lobby on their behalf on matters of national interest, such as taxation, charity status, licensing, sponsorship, insurance and royalties.
  • To promote and develop the involvement and interest of young people in all aspects of theatre.
  • To help and improve relationships with Local Authorities and regional arts boards.
  • To advise those seeking to establish new independent amateur theatres.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • To encourage exchanges between member Theatres and those in the international arena.
  • To ensure that the voice of the LTG is heard strongly with national and international bodies, including the Central Council of the Amateur Theatre and the International Theatre Association.

Support

  • Promoting the establishment of youth theatre groups
  • Facilitating communication between members through a quarterly newsletter
  • Encouraging and supporting new writing.
  • Helping to facilitate exchange visits through the International Theatre Exchange.
  • Helping in the establishment of new theatre groups.
  • Maintaining a bank of information and resources which is available to members.
  • Publishing an annual Year Book of member theatre achievements.
  • Monitoring and advising on the maintenance of standards.
  • Maintaining personal contact with members at local, regional and national level.
  • Advising on the opportunities for access to funds.
  • Maintaining a website on the Internet.
  • Promoting the Little Theatres Movement and individual theatres’ achievements.