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Venue and Event Management

Venue and Event Management

London College of Communication
Taught by
Eleanor Mathieson, A respected industry expert


This short course will introduce you to venue and event management, from pop-ups and club nights, to immersive cinema events. You will learn the essentials of effective event management and the best ways to promote your events. It will cover the practicalities of managing an event, and how to plan, to ensure everything goes smoothly and what to do when things go wrong.
This course is highly practical and engaging, using real case-studies, videos and group workshops. The tutor will facilitate discussion about the future for venues and how events are developing into immersive experiences.

Topics Covered

  • Managing artists and technicians
  • Running a bar and finding staff
  • Working within Health & Safety and financial legislation
  • Customer service
  • Creative problem solving

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Plan for an effective, safe event
  • Work effectively in a large events team
  • Respond to problems with an effective, creative solution
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of planning events

Who Should Attend
This course is perfect for you if you are looking to begin a career in events, festival planning, venue or theatre management. You should have an interest working with customers and enjoy problem solving.


Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue to find out how to integrate social media into your events on Digital Marketing Strategy, or learn how to record the action on DSLR Filmmaking.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke venue hire and event management courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

"Really interesting and engaging course. It was a really good course, the tutor had lots of relevant experience and drew on a lot of examples to explain her points. she was also friendly and funny, making it easy to engage with her and it felt comfortable to ask questions. I also liked that the course only had a few people on it, it felt like you had more direct time with the tutor."

Tutor Description

Eleanor Mathieson is a creative strategist, researching and building new business opportunities for companies and brands. In 2007 she founded visual culture publisher Graffito Books, then became Business Development Manager at Central Saint Martins in 2009. After the college moved to a new campus in King's Cross in 2011, Eleanor managed Central Saint Martins' venue hire offer and worked with CSM Platform Theatre to set up an experiential design and production service to create content for events. 

Since 2014 she has worked as a freelance strategist and project manager on projects with clients including NBC Universal, King's Cross Central, WPP and Independent Label Market. She was recently Rapporteur and Entrepreneur in Residence at University of the Arts London, looking at new revenue streams for the University.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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