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Performing arts can resume outdoors on July 11

9 July 2020


Performing arts can now take place outdoors from 11 July with a socially distanced audience present, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today.


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Alice - A Virtual Theme Park

8 July 2020


Creation Theatre, Big Telly Theatre Company and Charisma.ai are presenting an innovative take on Lewis Carrolls’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this August - live on Zoom.


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Burn Bright announces new initiative

7 July 2020


Not-for-profit company Burn Bright is launching a new initiative and continues its Better In Person series with five new plays.


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#KHTOnline is changing this week ...

6 July 2020


KHTOnline is changing from this week with two sessions featuring a 'Spotlight On' session hosted by a company and a skills session with an industry professional - but still free!


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In Conversation With Miriam Margolyes

6 July 2020


Miriam Margolyes will be in conversation with Peter Guttridge, exploring stories from her legendary career on stage and screen, raising funds for Omnibus Theatre.


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The House of Bernarda Alba online

6 July 2020


Graeae Theatre Company adss the archive recording of its co-production of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, to its growing digital offering.


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Government finds £1.57 billion to save UK arts

6 July 2020


At last ... the government finally stumps-up £1.57 billion to protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions.


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Tales from the Front Line

2 July 2020


Talawa Theatre Company are creating an online experience featuring six new short pieces using verbatim interviews from Black key and frontline workers.


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New live streaming programme from Applecart Arts

2 July 2020


Applecart Arts is inviting artists and companies to use their high-quality broadcast equipment to stream live performance from its Upton Park venue.


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Sherlock Holmes The Sign of Four - online premiere

1 July 2020


Blackeyed Theatre will stream their acclaimed production of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four for free online from this Sunday, 5 July.


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Fly on the Wall: 24 Hour Play Challenge

30 June 2020


Be a 'Fly on the Wall' and witness scenes that would only take place behind closed doors in Plays Rough London's new-writing night - online 12 July.


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West End stars direct to cars

30 June 2020


West End Musical Drive-In will offer an exciting opportunity for musical theatre fans this summer to park up and celebrate with their favourite performers.


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SIX to be first West End musical to perform again

29 June 2020


SIX will be the first West End musical to resume performances in a premier drive-in experience at venues across the UK.


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Schedule announced for KHTOnline

27 June 2020


Check-out next week's schedule for The King's Head Theatre's free weekday programme of 30 minute glimpses into the theatre industry.


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Hamlet rehearsals start Monday

26 June 2020


An age-blind interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Sean Mathias and starring Ian McKellen, will start rehearsals this Monday.


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