Your Voice Matters
TRP launches consultation to help shape the organisation’s artistic and creative leadership
Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Chief Executive, James Mackenzie-Blackman has launched a series of conversations under the banner ‘Your Voice Matters’ that will help steer the organisation’s future development. We’re starting with a call-out for people join one of a series of workshops that will consider what creative leadership in the 21st Century should look like.
We’re looking to speak with a wide range of people, including those working in the theatre industry, people living in Plymouth and the region, our audiences and also local people who’ve never been to TRP.
If you’d like to help shape the creative future of TRP, please register your interest in taking part by adding your details to the form below.
To manage this ambitious project, TRP will be working with a team of creative industry experts, led by Producer David Micklem which includes Angie Bual (Trigger), Suba Das (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse), Emma Gladstone (Independent Producer), Ned Glasier (Company Three) and Laura Horton (playwright and Plymouth Laureate of Words 2021-22). They will be facilitating the sessions and contributing to the report and action plan which will be published later this year.
CEO James Mackenzie-Blackman said: “As we embark on a new chapter for our organisation, we are committed to creative professionals having a voice in shaping our future priorities. That’s why we are hosting these conversations. Our organisation is in a period of transition, our industry is in a period of recovery from the pandemic and we want to ensure that how we operate in the future is relevant and responsive to the needs of artists, audiences and communities.
In short, we want to matter more to more people. To achieve it we need to further embed creativity at the heart of all we do and we need your insights, perspectives and honest opinions to help us develop the right model to make sure we deliver.”
Workshops are designed to hear from different parts of the sector, regionally and nationally through a mix of in-person and online sessions in March. The workshops will cover what TRP can do to be special to more people in Plymouth and beyond, more of the time. The outcomes influence how TRP makes work, develop teams, how the spaces at TRP and TR2 are used, how it can develop better connections and create a welcome that works for everyone.
Your Voice Matters - Creative Leads
To manage this ambitious project, TRP will be working with a team of independent creative industry experts, led by Producer David Micklem which includes Angie Bual (Artistic Director, Trigger), Suba Das (Artistic Director Designate, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse), Emma Gladstone (Independent Producer, previously Artistic Director and CEO, Dance Umbrella), Ned Glasier (Artistic Director, Company Three) and Laura Horton (playwright and Plymouth Laureate of Words 2021-22). They will be facilitating the sessions and contributing to a report and action plan.
If you would like any additional information, or have questions about taking part, please email email@example.com
How do I get to the theatre?
Theatre Royal Plymouth is located at the West End of Royal Parade in the city centre. The Theatre is approximately a 15 minute walk from the train station and a 10 minute walk from the bus station—although most local buses will stop on Royal Parade. Taxi drop-off and pick-up point is located to the rear of the theatre and is a short distance from the main entrance. For patrons with limited mobility, if you require any assistance getting to and from your car or taxi, please let us know at the time of your booking.
Our postal address is:
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Our Production and Learning centre is situated at TR2 on the Plym estuary in Cattedown, Plymouth; approximately 2 miles from the city centre. Unfortunately, this area is not well served by public transport but is approximately a 25 minute walk from the city centre. There is on-site, free parking. Taxi drop-off and pick-up point is located at the main entrance of TR2. For patrons with limited mobility, if you require any assistance getting to and from your car or taxi, please let our TR2 Reception know on 01752 230575.
TR2’s postal address is:
12 Neptune Park
Is there a lift in the theatre?
There is a lift in the foyer, opposite the Box Office, that serves from the Ground Floor to the 2nd Floor. There is an access lift by Door 4 that goes down to our Basement Floor. If you have difficulty walking, please make this known to the Box Office staff when you make your booking, as it will enable us to better accommodate your requirements.
What are the current Box Office opening hours?
You can purchase tickets online or over the phone.
Box Office phones:
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
In person bookings:
Monday – Saturday
10am – 2pm
This will be in place until the end of January, 2023. Any extension to this date will be released nearer the time.
What are the opening times of the theatre?
Theatre Royal Plymouth is currently only open to ticket holders for entry to a performance. Our main doors and bars now open 90 minutes before a performance starts. While we do our best to accommodate latecomers, in some cases this may result in you not being let in to see the show.
What are the opening times of the Production and Learning Centre at TR2, Cattedown?
The building opens at 8.15am from Monday to Saturday.
Where can I park?
Although every effort is made to keep this information up to date, please ensure you check the signs and tariff charges before you purchase your ticket.
Theatre Royal Plymouth car park—behind the Theatre
Pay on foot (From May 1st 2022 payment is pre-pay only, NOT pay on exit).
The Theatre Royal Plymouth car park is open from Monday to Sunday 8am–11.59pm. (Customers who are parked after midnight will still be able to exit.)
This car park has 22 disabled spaces and 2 dementia friendly spaces.
Civic Centre car park—adjacent to the Theatre
Pay and Display (Maximum stay three hours)
Daytime charging period: Monday to Sunday 8am–6pm (including bank/public holidays)
Evening charging period: Monday to Sunday 6pm–10pm (including bank/public holidays)
This car park has 9 disabled spaces.
Derry’s Cross car park—3 minutes’ walk from the Theatre
Pay and Display
Charging period: Monday to Sunday 8am–10pm (including bank/public holidays)
Drakes Circus Shopping Centre – 10 minute walk from the Theatre
There are 1,270 parking spaces including bays for disabled drivers and parents with children situated on Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Please note that disabled spaces are for blue badge holders only and you must display your badge.
Standard tariff applies for disabled users. There is a 2m height restriction for the car park.
Monday – Saturday 07:00 – 23:00
Sunday 08:00 – 23:00
Cashless parking – all of the pay machines will accept payment via card or Apple Pay only, and you will no longer be able to pay by cash.
Customers can park for £4 if arriving after 5pm and leaving before the car park closes. You can also park overnight from 5.00pm until 10.00am the following day for £5.
Car park postcode is PL1 1EA – entrance off Charles Street.
The Barcode – 10 minute walk from the Theatre
There are more than 400 car park spaces and six electric car charging points located within The Barcode car park.
Sunday – Thursday 07:30 – 01:15
Friday – Saturday 07:30 – 03:00
Customers can park for £2 if arriving after 5pm and leaving before the car park closes.
Car park postcode is PL4 0BY – entrance off Bretonside.