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Ayr Gaiety Theatre awarded £500,000 loan from Social Growth Fund

Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre has taken a step toward a major refurbishment, due to start in February 2016, with a £500,000 loan from the Social...
The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire has won £286,000 Heritage Lottery Funding

A historic 18th century theatre in North Yorkshire is to expand its exhibition and learning spaces after receiving £286,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Richmond’s...
Paines Plough's The Initiate will be part of the Southbank Centre's summer season. Photo: Richard Davenport

Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre will take up residency on London’s South Bank as part of the Southbank Centre’s summer line-up. The pop-up theatre will host...
Sam Crane and Iestyn Davies reprise their roles in the West End transfer of Farinelli and the King. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Farinelli and the King. Sam Crane and Iestyn Davies will reprise their roles from...
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Photos: Patrick Baldwin

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will see the amount of research funding it receives almost double for the 2015/16 academic year. The...

A wide-ranging policy review of the creative industries has called on the next government to treat culture as a priority sector and “strongly champion...
Tom Klenerman in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Neal Street Productions, creators of television’s Call the Midwife and producers of West End hits Enron, Shrek the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,...
Rachel Tackley, President, UK Theatre

UK Theatre has drawn up an arts policy wish list for the incoming government. In a new advocacy document – Theatre Matters  – published ahead...
The new body will provide a single 'go-to' industry body for dance

A single “go-to industry body” for the dance sector is to be created by the merger of four leading dance support organisations. The as-yet unnamed...
Alexandra Palace, view from the theatre stage

A hidden Victorian theatre at Alexandra Palace will be repaired and restored after the venue was awarded an £18.8 million grant from Heritage Lottery...

Directors’ sessions ITALY/SPOLETO The 16th La Mama Umbria International Symposium for Directors has announced its programme for 2015. Running from June 27-July 27, it features...
Southampton's proposed new arts complex

Southampton’s Nuffield has been named the operating company of a performing arts venue that will be part of the city’s £22 million new arts...