Was reading this piece on regional theatre last night and was delighted to find out how good the theatre scene is supposed to be in Bristol as it is just down the road from where I live.
Aside from developments on stage, I was struck by this quote from Bristol Old Vic's new executive director Emma Stenning on how theatres are reinventing themselves.
Stenning says that too many theatres believe planning a business means "deciding today what they are going to do tomorrow. Theatres are then encouraged to judge their success or failure on whether they actually did what had been decided. A more useful way to plan is to build an organisation that has the flexibility to respond to good ideas. The trick is to keep the organisation very nimble. We will run every project as if it is its own small business".
It's a very important point about how organisations judge their success. And how they stay 'nimble'.