PLASA’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Behind every live show is a huge network of experts and visionaries. This is why being a diverse and inclusive industry matters. Getting the right person for the right job is key to making sure we amaze audiences and create memories they will treasure for life.
We do this by promoting this message to our members. We do this by making sure it is central to everything we do. With ongoing commitment, our industry can become open to everyone.
The following organisations provide trusted and well-researched advice
We recommend these industry initiatives
Stage Sight: Their vision is to “create an off stage workforce that is more reflective of our society today, inclusive of ethnicity, class and disability. These roles can be anything from stage management to theatre technicians to members of the creative team.”
Creative Access: Their mission is to “support talented people from groups that are under-represented in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background and disability, or facing significant barriers to employment, to not just enter the creative industries, but to thrive when they get in.”
Backstage Niche: Their aim is to “inform and encourage the younger generation from various Global backgrounds to consider the exciting possibilities of a career in backstage theatre. Planting a seed in their minds at a young age and exposing them to the vibrant world of theatre which exists behind the curtain and not just onstage.”
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As our industry progresses along the road to becoming more inclusive, we would love to hear from you. If you know of any helpful guidance or are looking for further support, please do not hestiate to get in touch.
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