Tender: Activity Plan Consultant

About the Project

The Grade A-listed King's Theatre opened in 1906 and stands on a prominent site in Edinburgh’s Tollcross area. It is one of Scotland's oldest and most loved theatres. Capital Theatres are undertaking an ambitious, £25 million redevelopment project that will result in the repair, enhancement and expansion of one of Scotland’s oldest working theatres. 

Through this project we will transform and optimise the King’s theatre for the next 50 years.  We will modernise the venue creating a transformed theatregoing experience whilst preserving and showcasing the heritage. The redevelopment provides an exciting opportunity to enhance and expand our learning and participation programme, working with the King’s key assets: the building, its heritage, a vast network of performers and audiences over 110 years of the King’s and the pantomime. Between 2020 and 2025, we aim to engage over 23,000 people with the King’s heritage via our Activity Plan. We aim to build a multi-generational sense of ownership of the King’s Theatre and for the theatre to be firmly rooted in its local community.

Generously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), we are now looking to procure an Activity Plan Consultant to help further our ambitions for the project. The King’s Theatre redevelopment project is currently in the NLHF development phase, following the first-round pass awarded in November 2019. Capital Theatres is now seeking to appoint a consultant to initiate the delivery of the Activity Plan; coordinate and advise project staff and consultants and develop the second stage Activity Plan for a National Lottery Heritage Fund application.

We require the following information to be submitted with your bid. 

  • CV, including relevant previous experience of staff allocated to this project
  • Details of how the tenderer intends to manage the project, including a project plan and timeline
  • Overall costs (including daily rates and VAT as applicable)
  • Contact details (phone and email) for two references
  • Shortlisted candidates will need to supply at least one example of an Activity Plan that formed a successful stage 2 bid, to discuss during interview.

All tender submissions will be evaluated to identify the consultant who will deliver best value - balancing quality and price, with a significant emphasis on the quality (Quality 70%: Price 30%).

The outline Activity Plan will be provided to shortlisted candidates in preparation for interview.

How to Apply

Please email tender submissions to hr@capitaltheatres.com with the subject header ‘King’s Theatre Activity Plan tender’.

Download the Activity Plan Consultant Brief.

The tender return date is Thursday 19 December at 12 noon.


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