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People are less likely to donate money to the arts than any other charitable cause, a new report has revealed. UK Giving 2014 has been...
Natalie Mendoza, who will be joining the cast of Miss Saigon, with Dean John-Wilson in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Natalie Mendoza, who most recently played Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, is to join the cast of Miss Saigon...
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Unpaid internships in the arts would be banned under a Labour government, Ed Miliband has said. The pledge, should it become policy, would make it...
Brian Cox. Photo: Douglas McBride

Actor Brian Cox has become patron of the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham. Birmingham Ormiston Academy took over operating the venue in September last year,...

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is to host its first relaxed performance as part of a co-production with Told By An Idiot. The Royal Exchange and...
Inside the Young Vic, London

Backstage union BECTU has welcomed the Young Vic Theatre’s decision to increase ushers’ pay to £9 per hour. The increase will see ushers at the...

A support group for the Playhouse Theatre in Weston-super-Mare has sponsored a new £10,000 apprenticeship at the venue. The theatre claims the move is the...
The Holborn fire broke out on April 1. Photo: London Fire Brigade

An industry conference on dealing with crisis planning in theatres is to be held by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The RSC, in association with UK...
Kenneth Branagh. Photo: Johan Persson

Kenneth Branagh has formed a theatre company that will stage a year-long season of plays at the Garrick Theatre in London. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre...

Tessa Ross has quit as chief executive of the National Theatre after less than six months in post. Ross was appointed in March 2014 to...
Battersea Arts Centre. Photo: Morely von Sternberg

Battersea Arts Centre is to commission four new pieces of 30-minute theatre to be broadcast live on BBC4. The series – currently named Live from...
Tanya Ronder with her husband Rufus Norris. Photo: Cameron Slater

A world premiere by Tanya Ronder is one of two plays announced by London’s Bush Theatre to form part of its autumn season. Following events...