Code of Practice for the Use of Practical Spaces
(including studios, rehearsal space, edit and viewing suites)
It is imperative that all users of Theatre and Performance Studies practical spaces abide by the following basic code of practice at all times. This is so as to ensure that all users can extract maximum benefit from the available spaces. Individuals or groups booked into any of these spaces should always find the space ready for immediate use. By the same token, therefore, the spaces should be left at the end of any working session as they were found at the beginning. Clearing up does not mean merely dumping equipment or chairs somewhere else where it is out of sight, but returning it neatly to its proper place so that others may locate it should they need to. It is the responsibility of whoever is leading the practical work in question to ensure that the code of practice is implemented by other users in the group, but you also have a personal responsibility to make sure your conduct abides by the code at all times.
1. NO FOOD OR DRINK
In exceptional circumstances, such as intense physical workshops, it may be allowable at the discretion of the workshop leader to have bottles of water on standby.
2. WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING
The explicit nature of the work in different spaces may dictate differences of expectation regarding clothing. As a rule, though, spaces with sprung floors require clean, soft shoes or no shoes at all to be worn. Most practical work will also require clothing to be worn that is loose fitting and that can become dirtied.
3. RETURN ALL EQUIPMENT TO ITS PROPER PLACE AFTER USE
4. RETURN ALL CHAIRS (AND TABLES IF APPLICABLE) TO THE SIDE OF THE SPACE AND STACK THEM NEATLY
5. CLEAN DIRTY FLOORS
Where floor space has become dirtied or littered, it must be cleaned or swept up immediately. It is not the responsibility of the building’s cleaners, who only do a standard clean of the space once a week. Brooms, mops etc, as well as bins, are available for this purpose.