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. 

Good news story

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04 Oct 2016

Last year Leicester’s Curve Theatre increased its turnover by 30%. Chris Stafford discusses touring, hospitality and rejecting capital funding.

A commitment to young audiences

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22 Sep 2016

Theatre for young audiences has suffered from low status and under-investment, but perceptions of its quality are changing, says Nina Hajiyianni.

Every tenner helps

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08 Sep 2016

Red Ladder’s #GisATenner campaign appealed to the company’s Twitter followers to donate as little as £10 to help save the company following funding cuts. Chris Lloyd reveals what happened next.

Quayside development plans progress for Live Theatre

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18 Aug 2016

The theatre’s business model bears fruit, as a local tech company signs a rental agreement that will deliver an ongoing revenue stream for its artistic and education work. 

Philanthropists give £125k to improve ladies’ loos in theatres

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17 Aug 2016

The new ‘Spend a Penny’ fund has been launched by the Theatres Trust with support from Susan and Simon Ruddick.

If I were 22: Laura-Jane Foley

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28 Jul 2016

Enjoy your successes and brush away your losses, playwright and art historian Laura-Jane Foley tells 22 year olds.

A capable band of women

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07 Jul 2016

Astounded by the sexist remarks she received while touring a theatre production with an all-female crew, Sarah Brown tries to make sense of it.

What makes a leader?

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06 Jul 2016

After two years observing leadership styles across the Ambassador Theatre Group, graduate trainees Rachel Lane and Jamie Budgett discuss their vision of a good leader.

Nicola Thorold dies aged 51

29 Jun 2016

Executive Producer at The Roundhouse, Co-Director of World Stages London and co-founder of What Next?, Nicola Thorold has died of cancer shortly after receiving an OBE for services to the arts.

Job Ladder – Robert O’Dowd

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16 Jun 2016

From Topshop to Rose Theatre Kingston, Chief Executive Robert O’Dowd takes us through the steps of his career. 

A voice for the future

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15 Jun 2016

Tired of seeing British East Asian actors being given underwritten, stereotyped roles, Kumiko Mendl decided to do something about it.

If I were 22: Leo Kay

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15 Jun 2016

Do not be seduced by beautiful lies, theatremaker Leo Kay tells 22 year olds.

My year as a Stage One apprentice

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06 Jun 2016

Nathan Brine’s year at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre as a Stage One apprentice was so much more than being a glorified tea-person.

How to... direct yourself on stage

06 Jun 2016

Self-confessed control freak Neal Foster shares his tips for writing, directing and performing your own work.

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