Venue ManagementDescription:

The Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) is a statutory authority and part of the Culture and Arts Portfolio. The PTT is responsible for a number of venues in Western Australia, including His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, Subiaco Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre and Albany Entertainment Centre. The venues are managed by AEG Ogden Pty Ltd (Ogdens). The management agreement commenced in 1999 and the current agreement is due to expire in June 2014. Pracsys was engaged to undertake an assessment into the venue management arrangements of the metropolitan venues.

Approach: The scope of work was undertaken in two parts:

  • Stakeholder consultation to obtain feedback on the current arrangements and issues affecting venue management to enable PTT to develop a future venue management strategy
  • Modelling of options for future venue management arrangements that include costings, risk analyses and cost/benefit analysis of these options

Significant operations and management benchmarking was also undertaken to inform the assessment of management operations against best-of-type standards from other venues around Australia.

Outcomes:

The Perth Theatre Trust will use this information to guide its decision on the future management arrangements for its metropolitan venues.

Client: Perth Theatre Trust

Pracsys Team:

Michael Chappell (Project Manager)

Robert Kyne (Analyst)

Kaitlyn Scannell (Senior Analyst)