30 October - The Guardian view on cuts to arts funding: a calamity that must be averted
22 October - ‘It’s really desperate’: cost of living crisis spells bleak times for British arts venues
19 October - 'Major issue': theatre leaders criticise lack of offstage representation
6 October - Cost of living: Colder pools and fewer theatre shows
Leisure and arts sectors said their revenues still have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
6 October - Theatres join up for campaign to boost uptake of school visits
Theatres are linking up for a UK-wide campaign aimed at encouraging schools back into theatre following the upheaval of the Covid pandemic.
4 October - Pay insecurity and harassment make freelancers lot an unhappy one
Poor pay, a lack of regard for well-being, and a corrosive ‘show must go on’ culture are the norm for the UK’s theatre sector freelancers, a new report says.
4 October - ‘We can’t turn off the lights or the projector’: inside UK culture’s energy crisis
Britain’s theatres and cinemas can’t go dark to save money. But soon they may not have a choice
4 October - Donelan: DCMS will prioritise economic growth
In her first major speech as Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan pledges to drive growth within arts, culture and tourism sectors in order to ‘create more wealth and prosperity’.
3 October - What the UK's financial meltdown tells us about theatre's diversity problem
In the wake of the new chancellor’s mini-budget, the waters are very choppy indeed. This country’s yawning post-Brexit wealth gap seems only set to widen: those who have will only get more and those without will be further deprived. Anyone harbouring hopes for a more equitable society is screaming into an abyss.
3 October - Half of freelancers feel job insecurity post-pandemic – survey
More than half of theatre freelancers feel insecure about their jobs as a result of the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis, a major survey has found.
3 October - We can change theatre
So how can we really effect change beyond burning the house down, as the call comes at the end of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia, or simply sitting around moaning all the time and then going straight back and participating in the industry that we have been complaining about?