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

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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

How to... Create theatre for deaf and hearing audiences

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24 Mar 2016

Make full use of the senses – even those you don't have: Deafinitely Theatre’s Paula Garfield explains how to create theatre for deaf and hearing audiences.

Finding new voices

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24 Mar 2016

Not many know that Oxford has some of the worst rates of child literacy in the country. Louise Chantal describes how a playwriting programmes is making a difference. 

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.

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