Arts Council

Honours for Kristin Scott Thomas, James Corden and Sheridan Smith

The New Year's Honours list features a large number of theatre names

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen star in new musical Before After
By Editorial Staff

The show will premiere in a workshop performance later this month

An Open Letter to Arts Council England regarding the cut to Orange Tree Theatre's funding
By Andrew Macbean

Andrew Macbean, Chair of W&SW London Equity Branch, asks Sir Peter Bazalgette to explain the 100% cut to the Orange Tree Theatre's funding

ATC's Ramin Gray: 'The spirit of invention at Edinburgh is as alive as ever'

The acclaimed director discusses his latest show Blind Hamlet and why Edinburgh is still the "pre-eminent" festival to premiere new work

Chichester Festival Theatre relaunches on time in the sunshine

Michael Coveney talks to executive director Alan Finch and architect Steve Tompkins about the £22m redevelopment of the Festival Theatre

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

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

Philip Ridley's controversial Ghost from a Perfect Place revived at Arcola

The 'in-yer-face' play will receive a 20th anniversary production directed by Russell Bolam

Orange Tree loses NPO funding as small companies bear brunt of Arts Council cuts

The Richmond venue is among 58 organisations to lose National Portfolio status today

Video: Arts Council and RSA debate State of the Arts
By Editorial Staff

Miss the recent Arts Council seminar debating the economic arguments for arts in the UK? Fear not, you can watch it now