Theatre working culture disadvantages parents and carers, report says

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13 Jan 2017

Women are disproportionately burdened with caring responsibilities, which limit income and opportunities for both employed and self-employed professionals.

Job ladder – Michelle Abbey

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05 Jan 2017

Chelsea Theatre’s Community Development Manager Michelle Abbey discusses her career engaging audiences and promoting diversity.  

How to… plan your first relaxed performance

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22 Dec 2016

Be prepared to make mistakes and consider reaching out to other organisations running relaxed events, says Kate Lovell.

My Gurus – Alison King

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15 Dec 2016

From Robert Lepage to Captain Kirk, Turtle Key Arts’ Alison King names those who guide and inspire her. 

The magic of rural touring

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15 Dec 2016

Volunteer promoter Tom Speight writes about the joys of hosting professional performing arts right on his doorstep as part of a rural touring scheme.

Lloyd Webber diversity research calls for colour-blind casting

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02 Dec 2016

Failure to diversify will cause theatre to become irrelevant to the majority of the British population, the report concludes.

Opening new doors

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01 Dec 2016

Andy Dawson explains how the RSC’s schools programme inspires children through Shakespeare while avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ model.  

Theatres Trust unveils urgent repairs scheme

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30 Nov 2016

Theatres of all sizes can apply for grants of up to £15k, which will be awarded in summer 2017 and January 2018.

Awareness versus engagement

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24 Nov 2016

Who has been attending the events marking Shakespeare’s death this year? James Doeser and Georgina Chapman reveal some surprises.

Facing the noisy outside world

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17 Nov 2016

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s commitment to dementia-friendly theatre has enhanced Barney Bardsley faith in humanity. She reveals how it came about.

More than cosmetic changes

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17 Nov 2016

The multi-million pound reboot of the Lighthouse in Poole is only the beginning of its journey towards an inclusive participatory future, says Stephen Wrentmore.

Breathing the same air

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10 Nov 2016

The University of Bradford may be a technology university with no arts department, but it still saw the need for a theatre on its campus. Javaad Alipoor explains why. 

From fear to fun and learning

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03 Nov 2016

Drama is a highly effective teaching tool in schools, so why don’t teachers use it more, asks Luke Hollowell-Williams.

Artistic differences end new artistic vision at The Globe

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25 Oct 2016

Recently appointed Artistic Director Emma Rice is to end her tenure in 2018, as board and management reject her use of contemporary sound and lighting technology.

England’s theatre sector becoming increasingly polarised

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21 Oct 2016

Theatre has seen a rise in income over the past four years, although the increases are concentrated in the hands of large organisations, a major new report has found.

Job ladder – Mhora Samuel

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20 Oct 2016

As she leaves the Theatres Trust, Mhora Samuel looks back on her career in theatre, dance and cultural regeneration. 

Arts organisations not threatened by live screenings, report claims

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14 Oct 2016

The majority of theatres do not think screenings have affected their touring, and audiences still attend live events.

Theatre to build secondary school that will reject EBacc

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12 Oct 2016

Royal & Derngate has put forward proposals for a new free school that will specialise in the cultural and creative industries – the first to be run by a theatre.

Project to explore challenges facing carers working in the arts

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07 Oct 2016

An action research programme aims to find more and better solutions to the problem of juggling family commitments with a career in the performing arts.

My Gurus – Giles Croft

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06 Oct 2016

As he prepares to leave Nottingham Playhouse, Giles Croft pays tribute to those who have guided and inspired his career. 

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