On 17 October 2017 Theatres Trust’s Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking brought together theatre operators, local authorities, planners, developers and architects to explore the role of theatres and wider cultural infrastructure within placemaking at our biggest conference to date. From Futurecity, Dr Cara Courage introduced the concept of placemaking, what this means for theatres and theatre practitioners and how they can interact with the sector. Head of Strategy Tim Jones chaired the plenary session ‘Future Partnerships: Strengthening Theatres and Placemaking’, summing up content from throughout the day and posing questions back to the delegates about theatre and place.

Theatre’s Trust is pulling together a Conference Report which will be shared here in due course. In the meantime you can follow the conversation of attendees comments and reactions to the topics being discussed by visiting the Twitter hashtag #theatresmakeplaces. See the full Programme for the day and view the list of Contributors. 

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