Alistair Smith is editor of The Stage. Having joined the publication on staff in 2004, he has also held the roles of reporter, news editor, opinion editor, deputy editor and print editor at The Stage and has written for publications ranging from The Guardian to Hello! Magazine. He is also the author of two major industry reports (the London Theatre Report and the Theatre Workforce Review) and was a founder of the My Theatre Matters! campaign.
While the emergency arts funding is clearly designed to protect prestigious institutions until March next year, how can the theatre industry ensure its freelance workers survive? asks The Stage editor Alistair Smith
Festive productions support theatres throughout the rest of the year, provide employment to tens of thousands and develop the audiences and workforce of the future, says The Stage editor Alistair Smith
The culture secretary has responded to the arts sector’s concerns with a much-needed cash injection, says The Stage editor Alistair Smith – now we must make sure this money is spent wisely and reaches those who really need it