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Black History Month at the National Theatre

Black History Month at the National Theatre

15 September 2018

This October the National Theatre has events marking Black History Month 2018. Black Spoken Identities: Performance, Poetry and Debate

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Recruitment: Artistic Director The Bush

Recruitment: Artistic Director The Bush

14 September 2018

The Bush Theatre is looking for an ambitious, inspirational and visionary Artistic Director to be both artistic leader and accountable for the over…

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Uk Theatre Awards 2018 nominations announced

Uk Theatre Awards 2018 nominations announced

13 September 2018

he UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales …

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Recruiting: Tara Arts Welcome Team Duty Manager

Recruiting: Tara Arts Welcome Team Duty Manager

6 September 2018

Tara Arts Welcome Team Duty Managers (casual) Following the opening of the award-winning new Tara Theatre in South London in …

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Apply now for 2019 British Council Edinburgh Festival Showcase

Apply now for 2019 British Council Edinburgh Festival Showcase

4 September 2018

The British Council is open for applications for artists on the small and mid-scale with exceptional new productions to apply to be part of the next Edinburg…

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TARA ARTS DEDICATES EASTERN STAR TO JAILED REPORTERS IN MYANMAR

TARA ARTS DEDICATES EASTERN STAR TO JAILED REPORTERS IN MYANMAR

3 September 2018

Tara Theatre in London, has dedicated a three week run of Eastern Star, a play about freedom of expression in Myanmar to the two Re…

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WINDS OF CHANGE/ASHITA NO KAZE VOL 2

WINDS OF CHANGE/ASHITA NO KAZE VOL 2

25 August 2018

Yellow Earth Theatre,

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Lyn Gardner: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 has shown that if you put diversity on stage, audiences come

Lyn Gardner: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 has shown that if you put diversity on stage, audiences come

24 August 2018

“It’s time to free ourselves from the obsession with the perfectly formed, beautifully diverse audience,” declared Nicholas Hytner…

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The search is on for the next Old Vic 12

The search is on for the next Old Vic 12

13 August 2018

The search is on to find the next group of exciting artists to become The Old Vic 12. The Old Vic 12 is a group of 12 extraordinary developing arti…

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BFI London: Black and Banned Season

BFI London: Black and Banned Season

13 August 2018

Black and Banned  - The films they dared you to see ...finally can be seen on the big screen throughout September @BFI in London Tickets to th…

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Flintlock Theatre paid placement opportunity for Theatre Maker / Producer

Flintlock Theatre paid placement opportunity for Theatre Maker / Producer

24 July 2018

Apply for paid placement opportunity for theatre marker / creative producer. PROJECT: “NO DOGS” Flintlock Theat…

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BLACK THEATRE 2015-2018 EVALUATION REPORT

BLACK THEATRE 2015-2018 EVALUATION REPORT

19 July 2018

Download the Black Theatre …

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Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience - Black Theatre Live featured

Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience - Black Theatre Live featured

17 July 2018

We are delighted to have contributed to Dr Jami Rogers book for the chapter: Talawa and Black Theatre Live: 'Creating the Ira Aldridges That Are Reme…

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BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

20 June 2018

Huge congratulations to Ambreen Razia from all of the Black Theatre Live touring consortium. BBC Comedy has announced its continued commitment…

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UK Theatre Awards - 2018 applications are open!

UK Theatre Awards - 2018 applications are open!

15 June 2018

UK Theatre Awards - applications are open! The 

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NEO Learning online platform for schools

NEO Learning online platform for schools

1 June 2018

Launching in autumn 2018 NEO Learning is a multi-functional platform that allows schools to search for, book and participate in live video s…

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Black Theatre Live new partnership with Digital Theatre+

Black Theatre Live new partnership with Digital Theatre+

29 May 2018

We are delighted to announce Black Theatre Live has partnered up with 

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London

7 May 2018

Tina in London's West End at the Aldwych Theatre run extended to February 2019. "A RAW MUSICAL TRIUMPH" The Ti…

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Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

7 May 2018

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-ha…

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National Diversity Awards 2018

National Diversity Awards 2018

3 May 2018

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the i…

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Nomination is open for the 2018 Asian Media Awards

Nomination is open for the 2018 Asian Media Awards

25 April 2018

The nomination process for the prestigious 2018 Asian Media Awards is now open.

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Register your venue now for 2018 Fun Palaces

Register your venue now for 2018 Fun Palaces

1 March 2018

The sign-ups for Fun Palaces 2018 is now open. Click here to register yo…

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ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

23 February 2018

Following our succesful tour of Big Foot by Joseph …

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Derby Theatre & In Good Company artists opportunities 2018

Derby Theatre & In Good Company artists opportunities 2018

6 February 2018

Derby Theatre and In Good Company artists opportunities Artist Bursaries

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Geof Keys to leave Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

Geof Keys to leave Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

6 February 2018

After more than 20 years at the helm Geof Keys, Artistic Director of the

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Young Muslim Voices project has launched

Young Muslim Voices project has launched

31 January 2018

The Young Muslim Voices project has launched:  Stories written by young Muslims, told through live performances and online films by a diverse array of a…

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Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

20 January 2018

Tara Arts presents: The Game of Love and Chai …

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State of Theatre Access Report 2017

State of Theatre Access Report 2017

1 November 2017

In 2016, VocalEyes published the State of Mus…

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Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

26 October 2017

Huge congratulations to Tara Arts and

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The Stage exclusive reports: ‘Woeful’ lack of diversity revealed among drama school teachers

The Stage exclusive reports: ‘Woeful’ lack of diversity revealed among drama school teachers

14 September 2017

Only 6% of teachers at the UK’s leading drama schools come from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, research by The Stage has revealed. …

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Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

13 September 2017

This year's nominees have been announced for the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards. Among the 2017 nominees for the main award are the Hope Mill T…

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Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

1 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 national tour from the Black Theatre Live consortium in association with Watfor…

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'Artists are surgeons of the soul

'Artists are surgeons of the soul

22 May 2017

Tara Arts artistic director Jatinder Verma took home the top p…

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Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

17 May 2017

Asian theatremakers have warned that a “severe lack of representation” on stage is resulting in Asian audiences abandoning the arts.…

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East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

4 May 2017

• On average, 17% of students at UK drama schools are BAME • East 15 leads schools with a third of students from BAME backgrounds &bu…

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The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

30 March 2017

How to solve the problem of touring is a question the theatre sector has been grappling with for years. One initiative is looking at that problem from a very…

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Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

18 March 2017

Greenwich Theatre boss on getting more lead roles for performers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Originally featured in

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TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

31 January 2017

Lead Black Theatre Live partner were delighted to be awarded The Stage 2017 inaugural Sustainability Award for their new theatre this month. …

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The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

31 January 2017

Read Penny Mills of the Audience Agency's article on Show Stats from

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Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

31 December 2016

We are really delighted Black Theatre Live partner Tara Arts' Artistic Director Jatinder Verma has been awarded an MBE in

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A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

24 March 2016

Click HERE to read the …

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'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

3 December 2015

This unique new research from The University Of Warwick documents nearly 1200 productions of Shakespeare since 1930.  Dr Jami Rogers, Res…

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Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

20 November 2015

Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers…

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BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

29 April 2015

Colour-blind casting: The untold history of Black and Asian Shakespeare The history of colour-blind or non-traditional ca…

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