Wider remit for Theatres Trust in Wales

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24 Mar 2016

The Theatres Trust is to take on an expanded role in protecting theatre buildings in Wales through the planning system. 

A thirst for diversity

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22 Mar 2016

Frustrated by a shortage of touring opportunities for black and Asian theatre, Jatinder Verma and Jonathan Kennedy made it their mission to change the hearts and minds of artistic directors and inspire audiences across the country.

A home for theatre

10 Mar 2016

Mhora Samuel responds to Angus MacKechnie’s call for theatres to be shared with the communities that surround them.

How to... plan a theatre tour

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08 Mar 2016

London Classic Theatre’s Michael Cabot shares his tips for those hoping to hit the road.

Review to inform the future of theatre funding

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04 Mar 2016

Arts Council England is asking theatre professionals to share their opinions on the opportunities and challenges facing theatre in their area.

A mixed bunch

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03 Mar 2016

Realising that its audience members were all in ‘a stage of transition’ was a revolutionary moment for Jabberwocky Market. Caroline Pearce explains why.

An immersive experience

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01 Mar 2016

At The Watermill Theatre, the cast lives on site – alongside ducks and chickens – for the whole production process. New Artistic Director Paul Hart reveals the effect on the company. 

Life after regular funding

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25 Feb 2016

Audiences and rural promoters are the life-blood of Northumberland Theatre Company. Gillian Hambleton reveals how the company harnessed that loyalty to keep the company going through hard times.

Job ladder – Eleanor Lang

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15 Feb 2016

Eleanor Lang tells us about the twists and turns that have led her to become the new Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl.

Cash support for emerging companies

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12 Feb 2016

Financial support forms part of a new series of sector-led schemes aimed at breaking down major barriers to young theatre companies being able to showcase their work. 

A match made in Sheffield

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11 Feb 2016

Every year, 40,000 people are drawn to Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre for an event that is neither a play nor a musical. Bookey Oshin reports on an unusual partnership. 

Live to digital

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11 Feb 2016

When Pilot Theatre first livestreamed a theatre production eight years ago, it did not foresee this leading to a significant new income stream, says Marcus Romer.

One coin, two sides

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04 Feb 2016

For small arts companies, it’s a fiercely competitive time to be applying for funding from trusts and foundations. Annie Rigby and Natalie Querol share their very different experiences. 

How to… start a theatre company

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28 Jan 2016

Remember Dolly Parton’s work ethic and surround yourself with love: Bryony Shanahan – from the team behind ‘Bitch Boxer’ – shares her top tips for starting a theatre company.

Filling the gap

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21 Jan 2016

Despite a thriving theatre scene, Arthur Stafford couldn’t help but feel Manchester’s playwrights weren’t receiving the support they needed. So he set about changing things.

Taking back control

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20 Jan 2016

After moving to a new box office system, an Atlanta theatre secured nearly three times more in donations in the last half of 2015 than its 2014 total. Libby Penn shares the story.

If I were 22: Jennifer Jackson

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15 Jan 2016

Meet as many people as you can, and put your self-esteem in your own hands, not the hands of others: advice from Jennifer Jackson for young professionals.

A play for the nation

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14 Jan 2016

The RSC’s Dream 16 will involve 18 professional actors, 14 amateur casts and 58 groups of schoolchildren. As rehearsals begin, Erica Whyman explains why she is both excited and daunted.

Finding an audience

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13 Jan 2016

It’s not easy to find an audience for contemporary devised theatre in an area with low arts engagement, but Nancy Barrett did it. She tells us how.

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