London theatre news

LTC Creative Apprenticeships

29 December 2015

The London Theatre Consortium is recruiting for three apprenticeships - deadline for applications is 5 January 2016.

Incoming Festival 2016

15 December 2015

This festival is not scheduled to start until June 2016, but worth getting in your diary now. It's a joint venture between A Younger Theatre and the New Diorama Theatre ...

Trainee Resident Directors' scheme

15 December 2015

The King's Head Theatre, Islington are holding an open day tomorrow - Wednesday 16 December at 3-00pm - where budding directors can talk with the current trainee directors about their experiences on the programme ...

Billy Elliot to close

14 December 2015

Sad news last week that Billy Elliot The Musical is to have its final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 9 April 2016, just as the production celebrates its eleventh birthday.


2 December 2015

There are so many great theatre festivals going on in London, but why isn't there one place where we can read about them all? Well, we're doing something about that ...

Michael Billington's 101 greatest plays

30 November 2015

Just in case you missed it earlier in the year, we thought you might still be interested in knowing what plays were on the Guardian's long-time theatre critic's list of top plays ...

Last week of #FESTIVAL45

22 November 2015

Just 6 days left of the King's Head Theatre's new writing festival, celebrating its 45th birthday. Still time to see 5 shows running through the week - check times and dates ...

#LoveTheatreDay 2015

16 November 2015

Wednesday 18 November 2015 is #LoveTheatreDay on Twitter. It's an online celebration of all things stage, run in partnership by the Guardian's Culture Professionals Network, Twitter UK and CultureThemes.

NOW '16 - Open submissions callout

10 November 2015

The Yard Theatre is looking for five new voices to take part in its festival of new performance - NOW '16 - which is scheduled to take place between 10 May and 11 June 2016.

TheatreCraft 2015

16 November 2015

A reminder that young people aged 16 to 25 can register for this year's TheatreCraft careers fair, which is due to take place on 20th November 2015.

Firebird - free video stream

6 November 2015

Following a sold out run, Hampstead Downstairs and The Children's Society supported by Time Out present a free video stream of Firebird available online from Friday 6 November 10am until midnight, Tuesday 10 November 2015.

VOILA! at the Cockpit

5 November 2015

The Cockpit's annual French-language-loving festival is back with a selection of talented companies that represent Francophone cultures in England. The festival began yesterday, and runs until 14 November 2015.

Home Theatre (UK) 2015

5 November 2015

Theatre Royal Stratford East presented video recordings last weekend of their Home Theatre 2015 plays which were performed in homes on October 17. You can now view all the videos online.

West End Wilma Awards 2015 - Hippodrome Casino

29 October 2015

The awards ceremony for this year's West End Wilma Awards takes place at The Hippodrome Casino tomorrow, Friday 30 October 2015, at 1-30pm.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II - details announced

24 October 2015

At last (we hear you cry) ... the details you've all been waiting for! Well, maybe not all of you, but many we suspect. Dates, times, and a bit of background about the new stage play and how it fits with the other Potter stories.

More tickets released for The Moderate Soprano

22 October 2015

My favourite plays of all time

29 October 2015

Open Air Theatre - Digital Heritage

22 October 2015

Takeover 2016 - Tricycle Theatre

22 October 2015

British Theatre Challenge - performances start tomorrow

22 October 2015

Barbican Hamlet - Encore screenings

20 October 2015

Accidents and Emergencies - 4 New Musicals

16 October 2015

Hamlet in cinemas tomorrow

14 October 2015

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015

10 October 2015

West End Wilma Awards 2015

8 October 2015

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