Frequently Asked Questions: What's On Listings & Policies

This page contains Frequently Asked Questions regarding the website's What's On page and policies. If you have any other questions, please contact the website via the Contact Us Page.

Production Listings On The Website

Please note, the What's On page only carries listings submitted to this website by the relevant company / venue. Neither this website nor Alan Ayckbourn are automatically notified of either professional or amateur productions nor does the website search the internet for forthcoming productions. The only way we know of productions is if details are submitted to the website.

To list a production on this website, get in touch via the
Submit A Production page or email the relevant details to

What's On / Listings FAQs

Who do you carry listings for?
We carry listings on the What's On page for both professional and amateur companies presenting Ayckbourn productions and events.

How do I get a production onto the What's On page?
Send the relevant details of the production via the Submit A Production page or by emailing The listings will then be updated with the details as soon as possible.

What details of the production do you need?
Due to space and time constraints, we only carry basic listing so please submit: title of the show; venue; whether it's amateur or professional; dates of performance. If there is a relevant website or Facebook page for the production, please also send the weblink and we endeavour to include it.

Don't you automatically get notified of any professional / amateur productions?
No. Whilst it is frequently assumed that either the website or Alan Ayckbourn is automatically made aware of every production of his plays, this is not the case. The only productions we are guaranteed to have details of are those which Alan Ayckbourn is directly involved with. The website is not aware of other productions unless specifically notified.

Why doesn't the website just search the internet for Ayckbourn production listings?
This website consists of more than 4,000 pages all maintained and updated by one person as just one small part of their responsibilities. There is neither the time nor resources for the site to compile its own listings as well as there being no single comprehensive source of reliable information pertaining to either professional or amateur productions to draw the information from.

Will you Tweet / Retweet details of the production?
Generally, no. The Ayckbourn Twitter page is predominantly concentrated on alerting people to online articles relating to Alan Ayckbourn or to productions / events specifically relating to Alan Ayckbourn (i.e. productions he has directed or events he is involved in).

Why isn't my production listed on the What's On page?
Simply put, because you haven't contacted the website about it and we are not aware of it. If we aren't informed by the producing company or relevant venue, the chances are we don't know about it. Please send details via Submit A Production page or by emailing If you have submitted details, you will have received an acknowledgment from the website (if no acknowledgment has been received, we haven't received the email) and the listing should appear within several days of being submitted.

Why don't you carry more details on the listings page?
Space and time. We have neither the space nor time in go into detail about productions. Previous experience also suggests visitors to the site just want the basics. If they are interested, they will seek further details themselves. The website is also primarily a research resource and its main concern is providing information about Alan Ayckbourn and his plays.

What if the listing details are incorrect?
Whilst the website endeavours to provide accurate listings, inaccuracies do occasionally occur. However, this website takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies regarding listings details. If a listing is incorrect, please contact us and we will endeavour to correct it as soon as possible.

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