Arts Council

Why becoming a playwright is tougher than ever
By Hannah Khalil
Playwright Hannah Khalil on why the disappearance of literary departments means becoming a playwright is getting harder and harder
In this time of cuts, libraries and theatre should team up
By Louise Hill
Artistic director of Attic Theatre Louise Hill on the company's latest production of Great Expectations which takes place among the bookstacks in Wimbledon Library
Arts Council awards Orange Tree Theatre new funding
After losing its Arts Council funding in 2014, the Orange Tree Theatre will receive a new award over three years
Tori Allen-Martin, Sabrina Aloueche and Julie Atherton lead Made in LDN new writing season
The season takes place at the Cockpit on the second Sunday of every month until June
Will Quince: 'Regional theatre is the grassroots of our world class theatre scene'
By Will Quince
MP for Colchester Will Quince makes the case for the importance of regional theatre
Jenny Sealey: People are fearful of difference
The artistic director of disability-led theatre company Graeae on her life in theatre, directing the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony and the company's latest hit The Solid Life of Sugar Water
George Osborne announces Arts Council will be protected from cuts
In the latest spending review the Chancellor has announced that ACE will see a cash increase
Michael Coveney: Old actors bloom as Helen Mirren and Ken Cranham prove 70 is the new 40
From Redgrave's Beatrice to Jacobi's Mercutio, are we experiencing a golden age for older actors?
New season announced at Orange Tree theatre
Major revivals of works by Sharman Macdonald and Terence Rattigan feature
Matt Trueman: Cuts are threatening artist development
'Very few emerging artists can command sizeable audiences off their own backs'