Eden Court Theatre says it has lost £400k in annual funding from Highland Council and Creative Scotland this year – equivalent to 40% of its public funding – and is consulting on potential redundancies.
A new study by Birmingham City University has found the number of pupils receiving whole-class ensemble teaching through the hubs is up by 20% since 2013, alongside a fall in the numbers of older pupils joining area-based ensembles.
Firefighters were dispatched to tackle a blaze at Burnley Empire Theatre, which ranked 14th on this year’s Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk Register and has been disused for 20 years. A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said it was understood the fire had been deliberately started.
With One Voice, which grew out of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and is led by Streetwise Opera founder Matt Peacock, will encourage international exchanges in practice and policy for the arts and homelessness sector as an independent charity.
The addition of 67 seats to the Leicester theatre’s main auditorium will be the second expansion since its opening ten years ago, taking its total capacity to 969. The move comes as the organisation’s annual report reveals turnover in 2017/18 was down almost £1m on the previous year.
Historical and recent performances will be “returned to the public” through iPlayer and the BBC Sounds app, Director General Tony Hall said, adding that the public owns “one of the greatest classical music archives in the world” through the corporation.
A committee investigating the positive impact of culture and sport on mental and physical health heard that a lack of funding and the absence of a joined-up strategy prevent initiatives becoming more widely available.
The proportion rises to 40% of non-UK EU artists and 33% of artists from outside the EU, according to new research by the Scottish Contemporary Arts Network (SCAN) and the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST).
The organisation met with theatremakers last week following a scathing open letter that accused it of failing to support Welsh artists. A joint statement described the meeting as “the first of what we hope will be an ongoing and constructive dialogue”.
The venue has withdrawn its application to create a pop-up bar on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall. The move follows criticism from heritage groups including Historic England, which described the proposals as a “major insensitive intervention”.