Alistair Smith

Mr Alistair Smith

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Biography

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.

Recent Articles

For theatres to reopen, one size won’t fit all

For theatres to reopen, one size won’t fit all

The commercial success of the West End relies on the rest of the UK’s theatre ecosystem, says editor Alistair Smith – government must support the whole sector
Julian Bird

Julian Bird

The SOLT/UK Theatre chief executive is helping to navigate a devastating crisis for the industry that was unimaginable only a few weeks ago. He tells Alistair Smith why the next weeks are going to be so crucial if the sector is to survive
It’s crunch time for theatre: government help is needed now

It’s crunch time for theatre: government help is needed now

Politicians have been much faster to engage with football’s plan to get back up and running than theatre’s, says editor Alistair Smith
Theatre is a delicate ecosystem – all of it requires government support

Theatre is a delicate ecosystem – all of it requires government support

Editor Alistair Smith says it is crucial that however the government responds it considers all of theatre’s delicate ecosystem
Editor’s View: What can theatres learn from an Italian restaurant?

Editor’s View: What can theatres learn from an Italian restaurant?

Like local eateries changing to offer home delivery and retail during the Covid-19 lockdown, theatres can identify the needs of their communities and work out how best to serve them
Editor’s View: The big question is not when theatres will reopen, it's how

Editor’s View: The big question is not when theatres will reopen, it's how

An open discussion is needed to work out what is the most practical solution to how theatres should emerge from lockdown
Editor’s View: Theatre must make a strong case for support beyond the end of lockdown

Editor’s View: Theatre must make a strong case for support beyond the end of lockdown

When the country does tentatively start to exit lockdown, large communal activities such as theatre are going to be among the last to reopen. Even then, it will likely be with some modifications. The industry will have to make a very strong case for special treatment from the government
Editor’s View: Our new site will help us keep you better informed

Editor’s View: Our new site will help us keep you better informed

Our new website shows off the vast range of theatre coverage we produce and will help us keep you informed about and connected to your industry
Editor's View: Our new website will help us keep you better informed

Editor's View: Our new website will help us keep you better informed

Our new website shows off the vast range of theatre coverage we produce and will help us keep you informed about and connected to your industry
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