regional-theatre

Manchester’s Royal Exchange and the West Yorkshire Playhouse are to host paid three-month placements as part of the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme, focusing...

Simon Stephens has defended regional theatre audiences, claiming they want to see more challenging drama just as much as theatregoers in London. The writer also...

The UK’s regional producing houses should be dismantled and reassembled with a greater focus on collaboration and less emphasis on the current “hierarchical model”,...

Set designer Bunny Christie has claimed tighter production budgets are hitting the quality of sets in regional theatres, and may put off aspiring designers. Christie...

Some councils still fund theatres The state of arts funding from local authorities is a huge threat to culture nationally, and we salute The Stage...

Walter Meierjohann, head of theatre at Manchester venue Home, has insisted the city is not just a testing ground for London-bound shows. He hailed the...

Healthy working relationship Actors and stage managers work together as a team in their goal to achieve and create the very best from each and...

Eight months ago I made the move from London to Leeds to become executive director and joint chief executive at West Yorkshire Playhouse, embarking...

Critic Libby Purves has criticised national newspapers and the BBC for neglecting the regions in their theatre coverage. Purves attacked BBC Radio 4 in particular...

Theatre in Wales is overlooked by critics at national newspapers, according to Sherman Cymru artistic director Rachel O’Riordan. The director said it was a “struggle”...

Maxine Peake has claimed women are better at running theatres than men because they are more adept at multitasking and often have smaller egos. Peake...

Timothy West has warned that audiences in the regions are being “starved” of new writing and riskier shows because too much emphasis is placed...

Telegraph theatre critic Dominic Cavendish has claimed that the theatre industry is in danger of using musicals as a "quick, go-to fix for regional...

The rush towards the Christmas finishing line sees another push of shows opening in London and beyond — many, but not all, with a...

Timberlake Wertenbaker has criticised theatre awards ceremonies for being too focused on shows in London. The playwright also claimed that small venues and productions miss...

Not long after I started at the Theatrical Management Association (now UK Theatre), president Rachel Tackley shared her ‘statistics envy’: London theatre could demonstrate...

Theatres across the UK took a total of more than £1 billion at the box office in 2014, according to new figures released by...

I’ve recently graduated from drama school. My first job straight after was as a kids camp activities worker – not exactly ‘stagey’ but it...
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