World Shakespeare Festival to be streamed into 3,000 schools
A partnership between the Royal Shakespeare Company and computer networking company CISCO will bring about the simultaneous streaming of a specially-commissioned World Shakespeare Festival into 3,000 UK schools.
Nine West End stars record new musical concept album
Nine stars of the West End have recorded a concept album for a new musical, The In-Between, released last week.
TMA Touring Symposium receives record bookings
The Theatrical Management Association has had unprecedented demand for its fifth annual touring symposium to be held at Congress Centre in London on 1 March.
New Executive Director for HighTide Festival Theatre
Holly Kendrick will take over as executive director of the HighTide Festival from July.
Write Now 3 at The Jack
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre has announced the programme for its third Write Now new writing festival, including full-staged performances of three of the 80 plays submitted.
James Brining new artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse
It has been announced that James Brining will take over from Ian Brown as artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse in summer 2012.
Haydon announces inaugural Gate season
Christopher Haydon has announced his inaugural season as artistic director of the Gate Theatre.
Thrust Stages 1948 - 2011
Announcing a talk by Iain Mackintosh: the Guthrie Thrust Stage 1948-2011 on Thursday 16 february 2012.
Stage Management Association looks for new Executive Director
Babara Eifler to step down as executive director of SMA after 13 years, to be replaced by Sharon Calcutt.
News from the Midlands
Pilot scheme to give West Midlands theatre-makers a flying start; German comedy company books into Leicester's Curve; what's on in the region
News from the North West
Oz breaks Octagon records; Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests at Playhouse; Warning to take on Greenroom mantle; Coliseum seats all given away; Library Christmas Arabian Nights; FuelFest at the Unity; NW productions.
Chichester Festival Theatre 50th anniversary season
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced the programme for its 50th anniversary season.
Producers' Platform launches at St Pancras Station
Producers' Platform will be a monthly event to give fringe producers the opportunity to preview their work in front of an audience on St Pancras Station.
Matt Smith to be patron of Royal Court Young Writer's Festival
Current Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been announced as the next patron of the Royal Court Young Writers' Festival.
NToS Five Minute Theatre returns
The National Theatre of Scotland will revive the Five Minute Theatre one-day festival that it originally created as part of its fifth birthday celebrations last year.
Scottish playwright on cultural exchange to Malibu
Scottish playwright Peter Arnott is to take part in a cultural exchange with Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Panto News: February 2012
As the last of the 2011 pantomimes closes, Simon Sladen reports on the latest news in the preparations for next panto season.
RSC launches major Shakespeare education development
The Royal Shakespeare Company has teamed up with the University of Warwick to create an online professional development platform for teachers of Shakespeare.