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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.
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.
Wendy Gadian explains why finding the right funder was key to helping the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama support emerging musical directors.
Tim Johanson takes a break from producing theatre shows in London and New York to share his top tips for producing a hit play.
Battersea Arts Centre’s Artistic Director David Jubb offers advice to those just starting their careers, whilst his colleague Tobi Kyeremateng shares tips that she has recently put into practice.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is supporting plans for a £19m Jacobean playhouse in Prescot which would form a “Shakespearean triangle” with Stratford and London.
The National Theatre isn’t shy about re-approaching a foundation that has previously turned it down. Emily Horn and Bryony Mills explain why.
Deborah Larwood reveals how Sheffield Theatres secured foundation funding for an access project and shares her top fundraising tips.
Ever wondered what a Literary Manager actually does? Steve Harper, of Theatre503, gives us a visual tour of his working week.
Why would a theatre want the hassle and financial risk of producing its own productions rather than just presenting touring shows? John Baker explains why – and how – the Marlowe Theatre is doing both.
From a receptionist in Glasgow to Communications Manager at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, Paula Rabbitt tells us about her career.
How do you encourage new writing on a shoestring budget? Joe Sumsion reveals how The Dukes’ new scheme is doing just that.
New research investigating the connections between subsidised and commercial theatre finds a symbiotic relationship with public funding at the heart of its success.
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.
New online resources aim to streamline tour booking for theatre companies and help venues widen their programming.
Georghia Ellinas reveals how Shakespeare’s Globe helps teachers to explore the full relevance of the Bard’s plays to young people.
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?
More theatre goers enjoyed a greater choice of productions in 2014, according to the first comprehensive analysis of sales data from UK Theatre venues.
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.
The playwright behind ‘McQueen’, James Phillips, shares his advice to the younger generation, from gambling to remembering that it’s only rock ‘n’ roll.