Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
As one of the largest independent, not-for-profit producing theatres in London, we are committed to:
- championing diversity and accessibility in everything that we do;
- ensuring that our artists, our work, our workforce and our audience better reflect the city and country in which we live;
- being an ever more inclusive organisation in which everyone feels listened to, valued, and able to be themselves;
- educating and informing our organisation so that unconscious bias and racism in any form are eradicated;
- properly monitoring the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy, by collecting information annually, both about our employees and all those who apply to work with us (including performers and creative teams);
- working with our industry to seek out ways to fully access and broaden the pool of talent across all roles;
- supporting and maintaining a culture which promotes an open and safe environment where all those working with us may speak freely and candidly;
- listening to our artists, our workforce and our audience to hear ways in which we might improve our approach to equity, diversity and inclusion going forward; and
- regularly refining our approach and holding our progress to account.
We continue to work to co-create an organisational culture that is inclusive, responsible and safe. This year all permanent staff attended anti-racism learning sessions and are actively embedding anti-racism into their daily working practice. During the summer of 2023 over 60% of freelance and seasonal staff attended anti-racism sessions: in 2024 we aim for over 90% attendance. As part of their induction process all 2024 permanent and seasonal staff will attend EDI training and will receive regular support, throughout the season, on how to embed inclusion into their daily working practice.