Arts leaders call for school theatre scheme to be rolled out across UK

10 June 2016

Also this week: V&A to launch new research institute and National Theatre to stage 16-year-old playwright’s work.

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Arts leaders call for school theatre scheme to be rolled out across UK

Arts leaders have called for the rest of the UK to follow Scotland’s lead and give every primary schoolchild the chance to see at least one live theatre performance a year. Read more

Sadiq Khan backs Theatre.London’s push for audiences beyond West End

London mayor Sadiq Khan is backing a new website that promises to showcase all of the capital’s theatre offerings. Read more

V&A to launch new research institute

A £1.75m grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the museum to expand its research and teaching activities over the next five years. Read more

National Theatre to stage 16-year-old playwright’s work after competition win

A 16-year-old student from Brighton has won the National Theatre’s New Views playwriting competition. Molly O’Gorman’s play, Broad Shadow, was chosen from are than 300 entries and will receive a professional performance in July at the NT. Read more

High-profile artists come together to create restorative environment in a London psychiatric ward

A new project - Hospital Rooms - has brought together 10 of Britain's most prolific contemporary artists to rejuvenate the space at the Phoenix Unit - a secure psychiatric hospital in Tooting. Read more

Bush Theatre teams up with Lloyd Webber Foundation to launch associate artists scheme

West London venue the Bush Theatre is launching a new associate artists scheme that has been supported in part by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. Read more


Teachers' Evening at Half Moon Theatre

Join A New Direction, Half Moon Theatre and THAMES (Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education) for a free Teachers' Evening and get to meet a variety of arts and heritage organisations from East London under one roof. Book here

Underneath a Magical Moon schools production

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal team up with leading playwright Mike Kenny to re-imagine the enchanting story of Peter Pan as told by Wendy. Book here

Film School: Overdraft: How to make films on a shoestring

This summer the ICA are working with emerging directors' platform Topsafe TV to deliver an intensive and engaging three-day film school for young aspiring artists and filmmakers aged 16-24. Find out more