Management Committee 2013 - 2014

  • Gary Brill - President
  • Graham White - Vice President
  • Janey George - Secretary
  • Sue Bevear - Treasurer

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Bruce George (Publicity), Di Falloon , Rob Bevear, Greg Bradbury, Karen Knight, Nick Alexander, Gary Sims.
 

OUR OBJECTIVES

The Milton Theatre Management Committee has determined the following objectives to guide its activities for 2012-2013:

  1. Provide diverse cultural activities to enrich the local community
  2. Promote the use of the Theatre for community events
  3. Retain the heritage building as a viable community facility
  4. Progressively upgrade the facilities and equipment available to performers
  5. Responsibly manage the facility utilizing community resources

Objective 1: Provide and promote diverse cultural activities to enrich the local community

  • Source a diverse range of performance artists, including drama and music events
  • Develop relationships with promotions companies, traveling theatre production companies and arts sponsorship bodies to promote the theatre and its facilities as a viable venue
  • Investigate and apply for grants and funding for sponsorship through government programs to promote regional arts
  • Seek feedback from the local community about the nature of events that they would like to see held at the Milton Theatre
  • Promote theatre performances using a variety of media, including local flyers, posters, newspaper advertisements and stories, radio interviews, a regularly updated website presence and push emails to subscribers and interested community members.

Objective 2: Promote the use of the Theatre for community events

  • Liaise with local community groups to ensure that they are aware of the facilities the theatre can offer
  • Publicly display the hiring charges for the Theatre in the foyer
  • Place information about on the community board adjacent to the Theatre

Objective 3: Retain the heritage building as a viable community facility

  • Negotiate with Shoalhaven City Council for budget allocations to progressively implement the prioritised recommendations of the Conservation Management Plan (June 2003)
  • Submit an annual maintenance and facilities management plan to the Shoalhaven City Council with associated costs
  • Liaise with Council regarding repairs, maintenance and other expenditure necessary to maintain the heritage value of the property
  • Maintain effective building security
  • Ensure appropriate disability access is functional and efficient

Objective 4: Progressively upgrade the facilities and equipment available to performers

  • Maintain a prioritised list of equipment requirements to improve the theatre’s utility
  • Develop a sponsorship scheme to allow local community members to contribute to the progressive upgrade of the Theatre
  • Allocate surplus funds throughout the financial year to the purchase of priority equipment items as agreed by the Theatre Management Committee

Objective 5: Responsibly manage the facility utilising community resources

  • Encourage participation by a diverse range of community members in the management and operations of the theatre
  • Encourage participation and development of volunteer skills in managing sound and lighting equipment, catering, promotions and ticket sales
  • Promote awareness of the management committee about negotiating performance fees, based on established cost structures
  • Develop a format for reporting on event viability, including estimating fixed and variable cost structures
  • Manage finances to ensure the continued profitability of the Theatre
  • Develop and maintain a maintenance program, consistent with Shoalhavene City Council budget requirements
  • Establish an ongoing revenue base from a patronage scheme for the Milton Theatre
  • Attract sponsorship from individuals and business to fund specific initiatives
  • Conduct an annual review of hiring charges to ensure future viability of the facility.