Arts Council

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'
Matt Trueman: Theatre must widen its reach
'If theatre wants to diversify its audience, it has two options: invite people in or go out to them'
Changing of the Guard: Tamasha's Fin Kennedy
We talk to the new artistic director of the cross-cultural touring company with credits ranging from East is East to Snookered
Kenneth Branagh: 'We want to earn our place in the West End'
The actor/director and his associates Rob Ashford and Christopher Oram on their ambitious year-long season at the Garrick Theatre