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Arts Council England (ACE) considers investing in commercial touring theatre

6th August 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has been quoted in The Stage.

ACE is considering branching out into commercial theatre investment in a bid to help support the UK’s struggling touring market. This is one of a range of recommendations in a new report co-commissioned by ACE and UK Theatre.
The report Theatre Touring in the 21st Century – An Exploration of New Financial Models recommendations also include asking arts companies to link up to create consortiums, and coming together to “co-exist” in buildings.

This has been welcomed by Theatres Trust director Mhora Samuel, who said arts funders “must support consortiums of producers and theatres to act as investors and improve the exchange of information and knowledge about audiences and productions”
“Funders’ roles should be to invest in the capacity of consortia to create, commission and adopt some of the financial models suggested in the report,” she said.

ACE considers investing in commercial touring theatre
Published 6 August 2015


Share of theatre ticket money funds revamp of Swansea Grand Theatre

5th August 2015

Read the story at South Wales Evening Post
Share of theatre ticket money funds revamp of Swansea Grand Theatre
Published 5 August 2015


Styles&Wood delivers free refurb project at Manchester’s Edge theatre

5th August 2015

Read the story at Bdaily
Styles&Wood delivers free refurb project at Manchester’s Edge theatre
Published 5 August 2015


The cost of staging an Edinburgh fringe show: artists open their account books

4th August 2015

Read the story at The Guardian
The cost of staging an Edinburgh fringe show: artists open their account books
Published 4 August 2015


Weston College’s Winter Gardens plans are revealed

4th August 2015

Read the story at The Weston Mercury
Weston College’s Winter Gardens plans are revealed
Published 4 August 2015


Longborough Festival Opera – from cowshed to world-class opera house

4th August 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Backstage: Longborough – from cowshed to world-class opera house
Published 4 August 2015


Historic England Enhanced Advisory Services announced

4th August 2015

In March Historic England began a consultation on four new charged-for Enhanced Advisory Services, to sit alongside their existing free (taxpayer funded) planning and listing services. They have now assessed all of the responses and can confirm that, with over 70% of respondents supportive of the proposals, the following four new services will launch on 12th October 2015.

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How Soon Is Now?

3rd August 2015

Read the story at The Huffington Post
How Soon Is Now?
Published 3 August 2015


Online venue database Gobo to be launched

3rd August 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Online venue database Gobo to be launched
Published 3 August 2015


Julie’s Bicycle publishes guide to greener theatres

3rd August 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Julie’s Bicycle publishes guide to greener theatres
Published 3 August 2015


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