Do we need more distributors of public arts funding, report asks

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20 Nov 2015

New research investigating the connections between subsidised and commercial theatre finds a symbiotic relationship with public funding at the heart of its success. 

Up in the clouds

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19 Nov 2015

Revenues are growing, and staff and customers are happier since Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre moved its box office to a cloud-based system, reports Libby Penn.

Tour bookers get helping hand with new online services

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17 Nov 2015

New online resources aim to streamline tour booking for theatre companies and help venues widen their programming.

Meeting Shakespeare

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12 Nov 2015

Georghia Ellinas reveals how Shakespeare’s Globe helps teachers to explore the full relevance of the Bard’s plays to young people.

If I were 22 – Ian Nicholson

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09 Nov 2015

Portsmouth boy turned director Ian Nicholson trained at CSSD, NT Studio and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in clown – but what would he tell himself if he could do it all again?

Growth for regional theatres as ticket prices rise

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04 Nov 2015

More theatre goers enjoyed a greater choice of productions in 2014, according to the first comprehensive analysis of sales data from UK Theatre venues.

Photodiary: A week with Michaela Nutt

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02 Nov 2015

You might know what a development associate’s job description includes, but what does a week in their life actually look like? Michaela Nutt reveals all.

If I were 22 – James Phillips

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30 Oct 2015

The playwright behind ‘McQueen’, James Phillips, shares his advice to the younger generation, from gambling to remembering that it’s only rock ‘n’ roll.

Digital theatre model embraces small-scale producers

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13 Oct 2015

Live and recorded screenings have the potential to develop and serve new audiences for small-scale theatre companies, as well as generate income, report concludes.

HMRC sets out rules for theatre tax breaks

War Horse
09 Oct 2015

Live performances to paying audiences are the main focus of the tax relief, but live streaming and educational productions will also qualify. 

Never too old

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08 Oct 2015

When Jim Mulligan joined Spare Tyre's workshops for older people, little did he know that he would go on to write four plays for the company and become a trustee.

If I were 22 - Alan Lane

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07 Oct 2015

Slung Low’s irreverent artistic director, Alan Lane, offers up some practical advice for the newly emerging professional.

If I were 22 - Tom Bellerby

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05 Oct 2015

Tom Bellerby takes a moment out of his day as Youth Theatre Director at Hull Truck Theatre to share the advice he would give to his younger self.

Serving which community?

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28 Sep 2015

Do theatres really believe their own soundbites about being community-led, open and accessible buildings, asks David Sedgwick.

The snapshot – Susan Whiddington

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22 Sep 2015

What’s it like to run a theatre education charity? Susan Whiddington gives a peek into her life as Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects.

My Gurus – Chris Haydon

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17 Sep 2015

Gate Theatre’s Chris Haydon pays tribute to those who have mentored and inspired him throughout his career. 

Building a stronger case for support

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03 Sep 2015

Do potential donors really understand the value of small-scale touring theatre? Joanna Ridout considers how the sector might better articulate its value.

My Gurus – Sita McIntosh

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02 Sep 2015

After landing her dream job at WhatsOnStage, Sita McIntosh reflects on who has inspired her career in theatre. 

Theatres report drop in schools work

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21 Aug 2015

Budget cuts, the introduction of the EBacc and mass academisation of schools has created a “perfect storm” for theatre companies working with young people, sector figures warn.


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