We spoke about:

- The importance of testing new forms; identifying what type of audience you want to test with is key here. Is it students, pre-existing audiences or school children? Knowing what you want to test and why is key in this decision.

- There are budget implications in testing, we can either make a creation specifically to test a specific convention and ticket it as a test which can help to fund it or we need to have enough resource and budget in advance to be able to implement changes during a 'test period'.

- Training; we should offer training to performers and stage managers as much as possible in advance of trying new forms and include them in the creative changes implemented after test periods. It is our responsibility to ensure that the teams running new performances are resourced well enough that they are able to react to an unusual outcome or an unexpected audience reaction.

- All immersive theatre whether it is a relatively 'known' format or not always presents new and unusual audience responses, it is our responsibility to regularly monitor and check in on how a performance is playing out and disseminate the findings we gain here.

- How we communicate with audiences to explain 'expectations' and iterate their responsibility in whatever role they may play is also very important. Pre show communication is paramount.

- We must also be vigilant on taking risks and trying new things and not forcing safety to dull creativity.