Jack Studio Theatre
The Jack Studio Theatre is a prominent and award-winning fringe venue in southeast London run by Kate Bannister and Karl Swinyard, which produces around 15 productions a year, serving both the local community and Greater London. In existence for over 25 years, they provide a diverse theatre programme throughout the year, with seasons of innovative revivals and dynamic new writing.
The Jack Studio Theatre is Grey Swan’s longest-standing client. Our relationship with them has seen us collaborate on three complete website re-designs to date, developing their existing site and brand on the internet since 2013 – the latest being in 2022. In all cases, we provided a website presence that promoted both the productions and their ideology, as well as demonstrated their uniqueness within the London theatre scene.
Our work for the theatre has also included providing assistance on several successful funding applications and undertaking the market campaigns for their yearly new writing festival ‘Write Now’ between 2010 and 2016. In addition, we have taken the rehearsal and production photography for their annual Christmas show, various external productions and all in-house productions from 2013 to 2019. We have also created several video trailers for Write Now festivals and individual productions, and run several social media campaigns for the theatre throughout the 2020/2021 lockdowns and since the theatre’s reopening in the summer of 2021.
Grey Swan also provides the Jack Studio with online support as and when they need it.
Visit the new 2022 website: Jack Studio Theatre
The Jack Studio Theatre has been delighted to collaborate with Tim and Julia of Grey Swan on many different projects since 2010. They are the theatre’s Creative Consultants and have provided excellent support and advice on profiling the Jack’s work within the London theatre scene and been instrumental in the theatre achieving several Arts Council Funding bids.
Most recently, they designed and built their second website for the Jack, which has had a terrific impact on the theatre’s engagement with its audience and other users. The website was beautifully designed with consultation throughout on all the new features, from copy to image selection, layout and social media, all of which was designed by Grey Swan, and specifically tailored to the Jack’s ethos and requirements. The final website has a high impact and the accessibility we required. It is also user-friendly, enabling easy updates, and has the capacity to expand as the theatre grows.
Grey Swan have also created video content for the theatre, and for visiting theatre companies, and been the in-house photographers for all in-house productions, bringing a precise vision to the productions for London and nationwide media. Tim and Julia have further worked in an advisory capacity on recent developments with GDPR and in guiding the theatre’s new policies. They provide informed and practical support. We highly recommend!!