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Plays Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott, is to transfer to the West End following its run at the Almeida Theatre in London. It
Plans have been approved for a major £31 million creative district in London, which will include a 450-seat theatre and 4,000 capacity
The National Rural Touring Forum has launched new awards to celebrate rural touring around the UK, with judges to include theatre writer Lyn
Culture minister Matt Hancock has denied that creative subjects are being squeezed out of the curriculum and has urged all schools to
British east Asian theatremakers have called on an “out-of-touch corner” of the industry to recognise them as Britons and not “east Asians
West End musical Aladdin has announced its first major cast change ahead of the show’s first anniversary at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.
New Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota will use his first speech in the role to announce major new research into creative
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £1.4 million to repair and revitalise a community arts centre in east London. A campaign to
Trevor Nunn’s production of Love in Idleness will transfer to the West End following a run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The
Actor Tamsin Greig has slammed Telegraph theatre critic Dominic Cavendish for using “unenlightened vocabulary” after he claimed her gender-swapped casting in Twelfth
Arts Council England has awarded £5 million in funding to develop a new dance hub in Birmingham. Over the next three years,
Producer Edward Snape has claimed that actors would be more attracted to performing in the regions if the Olivier Awards recognised shows
Plays Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 70th anniversary line-up. The programme includes the world premiere of a two-part Alan Ayckbourn play
West End producer Kenny Wax has called for more funding to allow new musicals to tour medium-sized venues. Speaking to The Stage
A new bursary scheme that will give free headshots to 21 students from different drama schools around the UK has been launched.
Touring shows account for £6 out of every £10 spent in theatres nationwide, according to new figures. Data supplied by industry body
Local authority cuts could lead to a “breakdown” in British theatre, according to the chairman of HQ Theatres Trust. Speaking in a
The Kite Runner has announced a new West End run at the Playhouse Theatre. Following a run at Wyndhams Theatre, the production
North Devon Council has said it hopes to reopen two theatres next month after they closed suddenly when the trust managing them
Sheffield Theatres artistic director Robert Hastie has announced the appointment of three new associates at the company. Javaad Alipoor, artistic director of
Drama Centre London’s dramatic writing master’s course is celebrating its five-year anniversary by launching a new award for student playwrights. Five experts
A membership body for small venues is expanding after a three-year pilot study on collaboration found that small-scale theatres benefited from working
Tyrone Huntley, Wendy Mae Brown, and Cavin Cornwall have been cast in a one night only concert version of The Color Purple.
A charity that improves access to the performing arts for hard of hearing people has received a £6,800 grant to expand its
North Devon Council is taking back control of two theatres after they suddenly closed when the trust managing them went into administration.
Theatre company Tamasha is working in partnership with seven regional venues to offer a new programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic
Plays The world premiere of a new work directed by Thomas Ostermeier features on John McGrath’s inaugural Manchester International Festival programme. Returning
Equity general secretary Christine Payne has urged the government to link arts funding directly to the improvement of diversity, to address the
Many young actors face “almost Dickensian” touring conditions according to Equity’s Women’s Committee, which is urging venues only to hire theatre companies
Audience numbers for professional shows in rural communities have increased by more than a quarter over the past decade, according to new
The Octagon Theatre in Bolton has announced a new play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, which explores the line between fighting for freedom and