The Stage has launched a subsidised ticket scheme for its digital Future of Theatre conference, which will enable freelancers to attend free of charge.
Supported by Arts Council England, the scheme is offering 250 free passes for the three-day event to theatre freelancers.
The digital conference, which runs from June 16 to 18, will explore cover five key areas for the industry, with interviews, keynote speeches and panel discussions on topics such as community and audience, artistic practice and the workforce.
Early-bird tickets for the conference are now also available to buy, for £49.
The Stage editor, Alistair Smith, said: “It’s been a tough year for everyone in theatre and we wanted to use the Future of Theatre Conference as a way of bringing people from across the entire industry together to assist in its recovery and discuss where we go from here.
“An important part of that has been making tickets to the event as affordable as possible, while also covering the costs of producing the conference and paying freelancers who are taking part.
“We are delighted that support from Arts Council England has allowed us to offer 250 free tickets to freelancers to ensure that this important part of our sector is able to be fully represented in the discussion.”
The 250 free tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis when the scheme opens on April 23. Freelancers should contact email@example.com for more information.
Headline speakers for the conference will be announced soon.
Future of Theatre is sponsored by Arts Council England, Charcoalblue, Battersea Arts Centre, Substrakt, Bird College, Theatreplan and Preevue and is supported by Arts Ed, ICTheatre and Marquee TV.