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Under a third of new plays performed in UK theatres are written by women, a new report has revealed. The report, published by the British...

Guildhall School of Music and Drama student Luke Dale has won this year’s Alan Bates award, which celebrates young acting talent. The 22 year-old was...
Theatre Royal Stratford East.

London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is to undergo a major refurbishment of its auditorium, costing more than £200,000. The works are being made possible by...
Southport Theatre

Merseyside’s Southport Theatre and Convention Centre is set for new management after the local council put the venue’s operation up for tender. The theatre is...
Glasgow's King's Theatre

The Scottish Trades Union Congress is to campaign for the living wage of £7.85 an hour to be applied to all theatre workers in...

Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will lead the cast of Kinky Boots in the West End. Donnelly is currently starring opposite Beverley Knight in Memphis,...
Performer Josh Coates in the Swan Street Studios space, Manchester

Manchester’s Royal Exchange is to open a new 100-seat studio theatre. Swan Street Studios, which the theatre already used as a costume and prop store,...

Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is to tour the UK from December. The production opens at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on December 2, where it...

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is to return to the West End for a 10-week season later this year. The production, which completes its current West End run...
Andile Gumbi in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Photo: Johan Persson

Attending the theatre is more popular with 18 to 24 year-olds than with older generations, a new poll has revealed. The research, conducted by ticketing...
MMM-Hmmm, one of the shows lined up for the festival

An empty shop in Clevedon, north Somerset, has been converted into a studio theatre as the centrepiece for a month-long arts festival in the...