Small Theatre|Zhengzhou to Develop a Number of Demonstration Small Theatre Brands by 2025

How to exert the significant role of small theatres in manifesting the city's cultural ethos, improving its cultural tastes, concentrating its cultural spirit, and enhancing people's artistic accomplishment, and step up the development of small theatres in Zhengzhou in all aspects? Recently, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Zhengzhou Municipal Committee, Zhengzhou Finance Bureau, and Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television & Tourism jointly issued the Notice on Opinions Concerning Promoting the Development of Small Theatres (Interim) (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions").

In accordance with the Opinions, by 2025, Zhengzhou will establish a thriving small theatre market with a more reasonable development layout, develop a number of demonstration small theatre brands, and cultivate a number of business entities that are of standard operation, high credibility, and strong competitiveness.

In addition, Zhengzhou will see a better small theatre industry chain and a sound management service system. The small theatre industry will give full play to its role in driving the prosperous development of the cultural market and continue to lead relevant industries, and facilitate Zhengzhou to rank among the top in this regard.

The deployment requires all districts and development zones in Zhengzhou to take actions based on their cultural and tourism development plans and integrate existing resources to build at least a specialized government-led small theatre that meets safety standards, accommodates 500 visitors, and boasts good facilities, multiple functions, a reasonable layout, innovative construction, and distinctive features for performances. Other counties and prefecture-level cities should make relevant plans and promote the construction of small theatres according to actual conditions.

Besides, small theatres not led by the government will be subject to market-oriented operation and be supported pursuant to the Interim Procedures for the Management of Special Funds for Small Theatres in Zhengzhou. Small theatre business entities shall hold relevant certificates such as the Commercial Performance License and Recordation Certificate For A Business Operating Performance Spaces in accordance with the Regulation on the Administration of Commercial Performances and its Detailed Rules for the Implementation.

For small theatres, the business units and performance agencies shall strictly implement requirements related to ideological accountability; culture and tourism authorities of counties (prefecture-level cities), districts, and development zones shall strengthen the supervision on small theatre performances and content review within the area according to the localized administration principle.

Zhengzhou will also implement the main responsibilities assumed by business units for the safety production of small theatres and the regulatory responsibilities undertaken by the governments of counties (prefecture-level cities), districts, and development zones. Small theatre business entities shall strictly implement the laws and regulations of safety production management. The municipal special fund for the development of the cultural industry will allocate funds to support the small theatre performances in the city; districts and development zones under the jurisdiction of the municipality shall grant supporting funds not lower than the municipal standard for subsidy; counties and prefecture-level cities shall actively organize small theatre performances and study and prepare relevant support policies according to the actual situation.

Zhengzhou will establish the Small Theatre Development Leading Working Group led by the Publicity Department of the CPC Zhengzhou Municipal Committee and comprising Zhengzhou Finance Bureau, Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television & Tourism, district's publicity departments, Party and government offices of development zones, culture and tourism authorities of districts and development zones. The Leading Working Group will work at the Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television & Tourism and take charge of its own routine work. Every year, the Leading Working Group will assess the construction and development of small theatres in municipal districts and development zones. Meanwhile, relevant departments will introduce the small theatre performance promotions to the city's general plan for the publicity of culture and tourism for unified planning, publicity, and promotion.


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