My year as a Stage One apprentice

Production shot of Aladdin
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.

If I were 22: Tanika Gupta

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03 Jun 2016

Get out there and treat critics like a dog treats lamp posts: playwright Tanika Gupta gives advice for 22 year olds.

Scottish children to see one live theatre production every year

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03 Jun 2016

A new pilot scheme led by Imaginate and National Theatre Scotland will bring live performances to 15,000 schoolchildren this autumn.

A new life for historic theatres

Brighton Hippodrome during redevelopment
24 May 2016

Rebecca Morland shares step-by-step advice for groups looking to save historic theatre buildings from decay, demolition or closure.

How to… find your muse

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19 May 2016

Director Judy Hegarty has been working for 20 years, and keeps returning to the writer Samuel Beckett. How can you find a similar source of inspiration?

Guide offers blueprint for dementia friendly performances

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18 May 2016

Two years after hosting its first dementia friendly performance, West Yorkshire Playhouse has released a best-practice guide to putting on similar shows.

Theatre 2016 conference under fire over inaccessibility

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18 May 2016

Bon Culture has apologised after physical access issues and high ticket costs prompted anger at its conference last week. 

My experience at Theatre 2016

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16 May 2016

Following shocking access at the Theatre 2016 conference, Andrew Miller asks: is this why so few disabled people work in theatre?

Job ladder – Karena Johnson

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28 Apr 2016

From Ovalhouse to Hoxton Hall, Karena Johnson reflects on her career making theatre with cojones.

Shakespeare North gets the go-ahead

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22 Apr 2016

The playhouse in Prescot will be based on Inigo Jones’ original design for a Jacobean theatre in Whitehall.

My Gurus – Liam Evans-Ford

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21 Apr 2016

Liam Evans-Ford reveals the people and companies that have inspired his work making brave and bold theatre. 

Spotlight on Shakespeare

Actors on stage at the RSC
21 Apr 2016

What do audiences for Shakespeare look like today? As theatres prepare to mark the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death, The Audience Agency reveals some valuable insights.

Selling storytelling

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21 Apr 2016

Families are key to audience development, but how do you attract them? Patrick Spottiswoode reveals how Shakespeare’s Globe plans to market a new festival to family audiences. 

Dark performances

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07 Apr 2016

How many theatres offer audio description services to blind and partially sighted people? Matthew Cock carried out some research and is disappointed with his findings.

Job ladder – Bryan Savery

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31 Mar 2016

From Tamasha Theatre Company to the Free Word Centre, Bryan Savery traces the course of his career. 

A sound investment

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31 Mar 2016

Encouraging individual giving may not make financial sense, but it’s helped Unfolding Theatre build invaluable relationships, says Annie Rigby


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