How to Run a Theatre - Creating, Leading and Managing Professional Theatre

How to Run a Theatre - Creating, Leading and Managing Professional Theatre $23.99

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Jim Volz

Published by Methuen

This witty, practical, and fun Guide is essential reading for all those involved in Arts management

Jim Volz is one of America's leading theatre consultants with over three decades of work with theatre, dance, music, museum and arts center management

Now Jim brings his expertise to anyone who works in arts management, from novices to middle managers to executive directors

How to Run a Theater is a unique, dynamic, and savvy guide to building an arts institution that works

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, here is practical advice on a variety of management skills:

Financial Management
Personnel Management
Fund-raising Development
Board of Trustees Communications
And Marketing & Audience Development.

This New Edition is thoroughly updated and revised and now includes a Board of Trustee Contract, new budget exercise with ticket income formulae and the use of social networking for marketing and fund-raising


"All of us in the arts field are hungry to improve our skills in arts management. The grim tenor of the times makes this witty and fun guide even more valuable to us all!" ~ Ben Cameron, Former Executive Director, Theater Communications Group

"Dr. Jim Volz knows how to organize, how to manage, how to motivate, how to assign priorities. In short, he knows how to get the job done" ~ Abe J. Bassett, Former Dean, Indiana University/Purdue University


Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York's Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association's international publication, quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre

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