Name of proposer:
What the idea is about:
For stage@leeds to scrap their policy of charging LUU Performance societies 50% of the profit they make on shows performed in stage@leeds spaces, including Stage One, the Alec Clegg Theatre and the Banham Theatre.
Why have you proposed it?:
Currently, stage@leeds charge performance societies 50% of their profit to use their space. This means that a show which costs £1,000 to put on has to make £2,000 at the box office in order to break even, because stage@leeds will take 50% of that £2,000. This reduces productions down to a commercial enterprise where profit is the driver rather than creativity and innovation.