Thom Dibdin

Thom Dibdin

Biography

Currently Scotland Correspondent for The Stage, Thom has been a freelance contributor  to the paper since 1994

Recent Articles

£7.5m Covid-19 funds allocated to Scottish performing arts venues

£7.5m Covid-19 funds allocated to Scottish performing arts venues

The first £7.5 million of the Scottish government’s £12.5 million Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund has been allocated to 20 venues in receipt of Creative Scotland’s regular funding
Reopening date set for Scottish theatres

Reopening date set for Scottish theatres

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has said Scottish theatres will be allowed to stage indoor shows, with physical distancing in place, from September 14
Coronavirus: Third of staff at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre facing redundancy

Coronavirus: Third of staff at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre facing redundancy

Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre has become the latest organisation to announce it is entering redundancy negotiations, in a move that will affect a third of its permanent staff
Edinburgh Festival Fringe announces digital programme for 2020

Edinburgh Festival Fringe announces digital programme for 2020

Crowdfunding campaign announced alongside Edinburgh Fringe digital programme for 2020
Coronavirus: Scottish government announces £10m 'lifeline' for theatres

Coronavirus: Scottish government announces £10m 'lifeline' for theatres

The Scottish government has announced a £10 million dedicated fund for performing arts venues, staff and freelancers, as it calls for more support on a UK level
Coronavirus: Horsecross Arts begins redundancy consultations with 120 staff

Coronavirus: Horsecross Arts begins redundancy consultations with 120 staff

Horsecross Arts, which runs Perth Theatre and Concert Hall, has begun redundancy consultations with three quarters of its 168 staff as a "painful last resort”.
Coronavirus: Scottish arts force needed to aid economic recovery – report

Coronavirus: Scottish arts force needed to aid economic recovery – report

A "National Arts Force" of freelance workers in the culture sector should be set up in Scotland, according to an advisory group to the Scottish government on economic recovery from Covid-19.
Coronavirus: Royal Lyceum staff face redundancy as venue closed until 2021

Coronavirus: Royal Lyceum staff face redundancy as venue closed until 2021

The Edinburgh theatre has warned it will run out of money by November unless it starts making redundancies now, as it confirms the venue will be dark until 2021
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