Marking The Space : Symposium on Performance, Immersion and Audiences

Newton Park
Bath and Northeast Somerset
07914 736661

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Marking the Space: Immersion and Audiences

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bath Spa University, Newton Park campus

As live performance makers and creative digital technologists start to co-create new responses to live work for and with audiences, considerations of stagecraft, directing, writing and performance are shifting.

Marking The Space is a symposium exploring the issues around the relatively recent emergence of work made for live performance with digital creative technology. This event will provide a platform for the exploration of new ways of making theatre work, dialogue on collaboration, and ideas exchange for theatre practitioners, academics and artists.

This one day symposium will explore the evolving relationship between the writer and the audience where an immersive narrative is delivered by text and technology; how technology and performance can originate at the same place and the same time to make new pieces of theatre; and how pre-existing text can be reinterpreted and redefined by harnessing technology in production.

The speakers are three of this country’s most influential thinkers and creators in this field:

Katherine Jewkes who has worked with the National Theatre of Wales, Manchester International Festival and The Space will be discussing the process behind making and writing original immersive theatre that harnesses digital technology to heighten audience experience.

Sarah Ellis, Director of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company, will be discussing how existing text, such as Shakespeare’s, can be reawakened and reimagined for an audience using digital technology. 

Annette Mees, Head of Audience Labs at the Royal Opera House and founding member of the immersive company Coney will be presenting on considerations of the role of the audience when making an immersive performance.

Fee (excluding lunch) : £35 

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You can find further information and travel directions to the campus here.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to email Sharon Clark at

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