News & Blog
Keep up to date with all our activities by reading our regular blogs written by actor and theatre practitioner Janine Haynes.
15 October 2020Earlier this year, we mentioned that we were extremely lucky to receive emergency funding from Arts Council England (ACE) - for which we are incredibly grateful...
1 October 2020
Once again, the arts industry has been pushed aside by our government and left with no support, job protection, funding - nothing.
I am of course talking about the recent unveiling of the new support scheme that, as Rishi Sunak puts it, “is focussed on those companies that can provide viable…
21 September 2020It has been an incredibly exciting few weeks for indoor theatre. I feel like we are finally getting some traction, and we as an industry are starting to move forward...
4 September 2020
‘Arts GCSEs experience 37% drop in past decade.’ This headline from The Stage last month is extremely concerning.
Its research found that this year:
· 424,528 young people were entered for an arts subject at GCSE level, compared to 673,879 10 years ago in 2010 (37%)
· GCSE drama and music entries declined…
21 August 2020A statistic I read back in January really sticks in my mind: ‘61% of artistic directors in 2019 are white men’.
5 August 2020At 12pm on 31st July, Boris Johnson delivered a devastating blow for our industry...
22 July 2020The news we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived last week when Boris Johnson announced that indoor live performances can resume from 1 August, with a socially distanced audience....
9 July 2020We are absolutely delighted with the governments unveiling of a £1.57bn support package for the arts.
21 June 2020
I have been told many times that the creative industries, which includes theatre, is not as important as other industries because they don’t contribute to the UK’s economy as greatly.
Knowing that this is completely untrue, I wanted to give you a few facts and figures to show you just how…
28 May 2020We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded emergency funding from Arts Council England (ACE)...