British Theatre Guide
News, reviews, features and podcast on theatre across the UK
A walk through London’s dark theatres in the Time of Pandemic
Video designer Nina Dunn has photographed the empty interiors of some of the West End’s locked-down theatres for her The Dark Theatres Project that creates "a snapshot of an industry in stasis."
Government pledges £1.57 billion arts rescue package of grants and loans
Following recent reports of theatres going into liquidation and making mass redundancies to survive, the Government has announced a long-awaited rescue package of around £880 million in grants and £270 in 'repayable finance' (loans) for the UK's "vital cultural and heritage organisations".
Godspell 50th anniversary concert
Stars record concert performance to mark half a century of Stephen Schwartz’s hit musical
Bard From The Barn—from monologues to duologues
West End stars partner drama school graduates in the second series of Bard from the Barn.
Tales from the Front Line
Talawa Theatre Company is creating a series of verbatim pieces with black frontline workers.
£10 million for performing arts in Scotland
Live theatre, opera and dance in Scotland get a boost with Scottish Government funding.
PLASA 2020 cancelled
PLASA announce dates for next year's London show, confirming that this year's event is cancelled.
Light It In Red!
Venues across the UK are to be lit up in red to highlight the plight of businesses and workers in the events industry.
Keswick theatre offers online play reading group, exhibition and networking
Keswick's Theatre by the Lake has announced a programme of free activities while it is closed: the TBTL play reading club, Cumbrian Creatives—a network for local artists—and a community exhibition.
Landscape Jukebox celebrates Peak District beauty
A “theatrical project that investigates the different ways in which people think” and which is a celebration of the Peak District has been created especially for Buxton Fringe.
Crookes makes Buxton debut with improvised tap
Rebecca Crookes is to make her Buxton Fringe debut with
Time to Tap
, a tap performance with live music by Kyle Lamley.
New Perspectives delivers “postcard drama”
Nottingham-based New Perspectives has devised a novel way of reaching isolated audiences: through a drama written on a series of specially designed postcards.
Mansfield Palace: boss leaves after quarter of a century
Andrew Tucker, cultural services manager of Mansfield’s Palace Theatre, is to retire after 26 years’ service with the town’s district council.
West Midlands calls on government to fund arts
Arts organisations in the West Midlands have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden calling for “investment and funding” in the arts and a “revision of guidelines to provide clarity and permission for work to restart”.
ENB and Royal Ballet Schools in online World Ballet School Day
English National Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School will take part in the inaugural World Ballet School Day, to be streamed online on Tuesday 7 July from 12 noon.
Rosemary Lee’s Common Dance available online
A dance film of Rosemary Lee’s
created for Greenwich’s historic Borough Hall in 2009, will be free to view until 22 July 2020.
The Mousetrap to re-open in October
, the world's longest running play, is to reopen in the West End on 23 October using ‘social distancing’ in accordance with Government guidelines.
Lynne and Land Foundation awards grants
On the second anniversary of the death of choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne, The Lynne and Land Foundation has announce that it will award grants to four arts organisations close to her heart.
Blackboard play is class act for Buxton Fringe
Blackboard Theatre is to present for Buxton Fringe a live video recording of a read-through of
, a tour of which was cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Barbican announces new digital content
Inspired by the Barbican’s international arts programme, a curated mix of podcasts, playlists, films, videos, talks and articles is to be made available.