Are micro-festivals a help or hindrance for the Edinburgh Fringe?
An increasing number of festivals-within-the-Festival pose new challenges and opportunities
Michael Coveney: Summer treats with Noël Coward and seaside piers; RIP Peter Whelan
Our chief critic enjoys a leading Coward interpreter and reflects on the death of the writer of The Accrington Pals
Guest Blog: Theatres need to wise up to their customers
By Clive Humby
Clive Humby, who pioneered the Tesco Clubcard, believes theatre needs to catch up with other industries in order to reach vital new audiences
Catherine Love: My top Edinburgh Fringe picks
In addition to our top picks, Catherine Love combs through the Fringe programme with her highlighter to offer some more recommendations
Yorkshire Festival Blog: 100 amazing days
By Henrietta Duckworth
Henrietta Duckworth, executive producer of the Yorkshire Festival, reflects on an incredible three months
Guest Blog: Ben Walters on the 'frisson' of cabaret
By Ben Walters
The former Time Out cabaret editor now produces a quarterly event at Chelsea Theatre
Catherine Love: Transforming the funding landscape
Does the Arts Council need to start looking beyond buildings and offering more support directly to theatre-makers?
Yorkshire Festival: A French idyll in Huddersfield town centre
By Elise Rohde
Commuters at Huddersfield train station got quite a surprise this morning when they discovered a French farm had magically appeared overnight
Michael Coveney: Carousel turns for Mary Rodgers, Arts Council cuts both ways
The daughter of Richard Rodgers, who died last week, was a noted composer in her own right