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UK Theatre

Entertainment union BECTU is seeking a 4% pay increase for theatre workers in the UK. This would see hourly pay for the lowest-paid grade of...

A checklist for theatres nationwide has been developed aimed at preventing and dealing with workplace harassment in the industry. The guidelines outline what constitutes harassment...

Higher ticket prices and increased sales have helped drive box office income for UK theatres up by 18% over the past three years. Data from...

Equity is launching an official investigation into the “sexual harassment crisis” in the entertainment industry. Following a meeting of its ruling council on November 7,...

UPDATE: Since this story was published, many more theatre organisations have signed the statement. As of October 31, 2017, the list of signatories totals...

Arts leaders have condemned the government’s decision to forge ahead with the controversial English Baccalaureate as “short-sighted” and “ridiculous”. Last week, the Department for Education...

Almost 2,000 theatre productions in the UK have benefited from theatre tax relief since its introduction in 2014, saving a total of £60 million. Over...

For the past year, I’ve been working on a report investigating the UK’s offstage theatre and performing arts workforce. It has been fascinating and...

An independent report has warned that the offstage theatre sector is characterised by low pay, poor professionalism and a shortage of skilled workers. Trade bodies...
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