The Best Practice Charter Programme

In response to the PIPA Best Practice Charter, drawn up by organisations participating in PIPA’s 2017 Best Practice Research Project, Parents In Performing Arts is further developing a programme for business support.

Working in partnership with participating theatre organisations, PIPA is developing a monitoring and evaluation framework supported by a practical Toolkit to empower organisations to implement working practices to ensure carers and parents have equal access to work in the theatre industry.  The PIPA Best Practice Charter will support theatre organisations to increase business resilience through talent development and retention both on and off-stage.

The Best Practice Charter Programme is running in participating theatres between February – November 2018.

Each theatre will choose at least two areas from the Best Practice Charter and set targets for improvement. They will submit an action plan and complete a baseline and end-line survey. Upon successful completion of the program, a PIPA Kite Mark will be awarded.

Participating organisations are:

Belgrade Theatre Coventry; Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Bristol Old Vic; Donmar Warehouse; English Touring Theatre; Hull Truck Theatre; Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres; The Lyric Hammersmith; Mercury Theatre; National Theatre; National Theatre of Scotland; National Theatre Wales; Nottingham Playhouse; Ovalhouse Theatre; Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh; Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare’s Globe; Sheffield Theatres; Stellar Quines Theatre Company; Tangled Feet; Theatr Clwyd; and The Old Vic.

The Best Practice Charter Programme is being supported by the Arts Council England and PIPA Strategic Partners.