Doncaster’s New Performance Venue
The focus of the ‘Starting Point’ brief was to ensure that the programme strategy for the New Performance Venue (NPV) not only met its artistic purpose and the interests of its funders but also reflected and engaged with the interests of the wider community.
The brief sought consultants to work collaboratively with Doncaster MBC and the Civic Theatre/NPV Team to ensure they were involved, challenged and supported throughout the development of the strategy.
Globe approached this project in partnership with our regular collaborators Culture Partners and Affiliate, Ivor Davies an international consultant in the field of performing arts.
The NPV seeks to deliver a high quality, popular and challenging programme of content that is relevant to, and owned by, local people, practitioners and stakeholders.
Therefore, our programme of work included team development across the Civic Theatre/NPV team, interviews with a range of venues and arts practitioners and workshop events to shape and prioritise the approach to programming as well as starting to build a wider understanding of the program requirements of this major new facility. Globe also facilitated visits to and discussions with other significant venues for the Council teams.
Work by the Council and its partners to develop the NPV programme is ongoing. Globe’s activity played an important part in supporting the early stages of the transition from the more traditional focus of the Civic Theatre to the wider vision of the NPV. The key objective of agreeing a common purpose and approach to future programming was achieved.