LTG National Conference 2024

National Conference 2024 - 22nd - 23rd June 2024 at the Sutton ARts Theatre - Save the Date!

The LTG National Committee is delighted to confirm that Sutton Arts Theatre, in Sutton Coldfield have, at short notice, stepped forward and agreed to organise and host the 2024 LTG National Conference.

The event will start at lunchtime on Saturday 22 June and end at lunchtime on Sunday 23 June. Delegates will have the opportunity to see a production of Bonnie & Clyde on the Saturday evening. The publicity notes it is “a thrilling and sexy musical combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. Get the hottest ticket in town to Sutton Coldfield’s “Most wanted” musical!”

The important documents are as below. Please note the instructions in the booking form about booking and paying for the Conference & AGM. You do this through the Sutton Arts Theatre Ticket Booking System – the link is in the document. You also need to complete and return by email the LTG Booking Form below.

If you have problems paying for the conference on the Sutton Arts Theatre ticketing system, the box office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 19:30 – 21:00 and on Thursday 10:30 – 12:00 noon. The phone number is 0121 355 5355.

Parking – just down from the theatre is Sutton Coldfield South Parade car park.

Hotels – The Townhouse Hotel is within walking distance. A short drive away is the Travelodge and the Premier Inn

Location – the Sutton Arts Theatre is to the South of the centre of Sutton Coldfield and you can find it on a Google Map HERE.

Workshops – Sutton Arts will offer two workshops during the conference. The first workshop will be presented by Going Dark Theatrical Services who have offered to hold a workshop on lighting planning and design. They will be lighting the evening production of Bonnie & Clyde which will have numerous spots and back projections which they will use for the workshop demonstration.

The second workshop will be from Ruth Eastwood of the Theatres Trust of which LTG is a Corporate Member. Ruth will explain her role at Theatres Trust and explain to delegates more about the Grant making schemes that they administer. Ruth provides advice on the effective operation of theatres, including fundraising and viability, and manages their capital Grant schemes.

On Sunday morning, the keynote speaker will be Jonathan Owen, actor, director and legendary pantomime dame. Jonathan is well-known at Sutton Arts and he wrote the play Teapots and Superglue with which Sutton Arts Theatre has just completed a very successful production.

His theatrical experience is enormous. Appearances in the West End include Jesus Christ Superstar; Call Me Madam; Singin’ in the Rain; Ziegfeld; and Having A Ball. Performances in the provinces include: Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit; Mrs Swabb in Habeas Corpus. Also tours of: Charlie Girl; Some Like It Hot; and Singin’ In The Rain which also went to Tokyo.

Anne Gilmour, National Secretary