Black Theatre Live

LATEST NEWS

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award application open

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award application open

25 September 2017

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award are currently seeking submissions from experimental artists engaged in bold, challenging and innovative perform…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Asian Media Awards 2017 Nominations

Asian Media Awards 2017 Nominations

25 September 2017

​Check out the final arts and entertainment nominees from across the media and creative industries for the

FIND OUT MORE ›

Recruitment Baylis Assistant Director - The Old Vic

Recruitment Baylis Assistant Director - The Old Vic

25 September 2017

The Baylis Assistant Director is a funded scheme that provides the opportunity for an emerging director to take the next step in their career by assisting on…

FIND OUT MORE ›

British Council opportunity: Open call for BAME practitioners looking to build international links

British Council opportunity: Open call for BAME practitioners looking to build international links

19 September 2017

As part of the British Councils mission…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Widening the Lens, join the Act for Change event

Widening the Lens, join the Act for Change event

15 September 2017

Widening The Lens, will be held in October. Hosted by The Act For Change Project in partnership with The Stage, and with generous support from the National T…

FIND OUT MORE ›

UK Theatre 2017 Award nominations announced

UK Theatre 2017 Award nominations announced

15 September 2017

The UK Theatre Awards are the …

FIND OUT MORE ›

Check out what our colleagues in the TV industry are  up to campaigning for greater diversity

Check out what our colleagues in the TV industry are up to campaigning for greater diversity

15 September 2017

It’s time to ‘switch the lights on’ to diversity in the UK TV industry.

FIND OUT MORE ›

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. …

FIND OUT MORE ›

Recruiting: touring Technical Stage Manager

Recruiting: touring Technical Stage Manager

13 September 2017

Friends For All by Simon Mole & Peader Kirk STAGE MANAGER / TECHNICAL OPERATOR CALL OUT OUTLINE:…

FIND OUT MORE ›

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…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Kali Theatre 2017 Talkback Season at Tristan Bates Theatre

Kali Theatre 2017 Talkback Season at Tristan Bates Theatre

10 September 2017

New season dates for your diary This October come and joins

FIND OUT MORE ›

Arcola new commission opportunity for BAME playwrights

Arcola new commission opportunity for BAME playwrights

7 September 2017

New commissioning opportunity for BAMER playwrights Arcola and The Orseis Trust to commission and support a new Main Stage play by an emerg…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Six new artistic directors to lead Bush Theatre & Battersea Arts Centre: Up Next

Six new artistic directors to lead Bush Theatre & Battersea Arts Centre: Up Next

7 September 2017

Congratulations to the six new Artisitc Directors selected or the Up Next programme. Artistic Directors of the Future has launched a new programme …

FIND OUT MORE ›

Recruiting: National Theatre Deputy Head of Company Management

Recruiting: National Theatre Deputy Head of Company Management

6 September 2017

National Theatre are currently looking for someone to coordinate the focal point for stage management operational and logistical activity and who will a…

FIND OUT MORE ›

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…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Theatre Royal Margate Big Foot Workshop

Theatre Royal Margate Big Foot Workshop

1 September 2017

Black Theatre Live venue partner Theatre Royal Marg…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Recruiting Tara Arts: Marketing & Communications Manager

Recruiting Tara Arts: Marketing & Communications Manager

1 September 2017

Tara Arts is recruiting Marketing and Communications Manager Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 per-annum (depending on experience) …

FIND OUT MORE ›

Certain Blacks Harlem Festival 7 – 10 September 2017

Certain Blacks Harlem Festival 7 – 10 September 2017

30 August 2017

A festival of new performance and theatre 7-10 September 2017 Rich Mix, London All tickets &p…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Do you have an idea for a musical? Apply to BEAM 2018.

Do you have an idea for a musical? Apply to BEAM 2018.

30 August 2017

Do you have a new idea for a musical?  Or perhaps you’re already developing one? Whether you’ve written a musical before or not, i…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Graeae Write to Play call-out

Graeae Write to Play call-out

30 August 2017

Write to Play: Calling all BAME D/deaf and disabled writers! About Write to Play Write to Play is an ex…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Artists Call Out, Marlborough Theatre, Brighton

Artists Call Out, Marlborough Theatre, Brighton

25 August 2017

Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, Artists Call Out, for UK based performers creating work about the intersection of LGBTQ and BAME identities. Are you…

FIND OUT MORE ›

The Bush Theatre script submission

The Bush Theatre script submission

25 August 2017

The Bush Theatre, London, script submissions window is now open.

FIND OUT MORE ›

Fun Palaces weekend 7 & 8 October 2017

Fun Palaces weekend 7 & 8 October 2017

19 August 2017

Venues are invited to join the Fun Palaces revolution bringing the arts, science and community together. In 2017 the

FIND OUT MORE ›

The search is on for the next Old Vic 12

The search is on for the next Old Vic 12

18 August 2017

The search is on to find the next group of exciting artists to become the third Old Vic 12. 

FIND OUT MORE ›

Recruiting Trustees, Yellow Earth Theatre

Recruiting Trustees, Yellow Earth Theatre

18 August 2017

Yellow Earth Theatre is seeking dynamic and committed individuals to join our Board of Trustees. We are preparing to enter an exciting new phase as…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Black Theatre Live announce next national tour, Big Foot

Black Theatre Live announce next national tour, Big Foot

27 July 2017

MOBIUS. PRESS RELEASE Black Theatre Live and Stratford Circus Arts Centre present

FIND OUT MORE ›

Big Foot live stream show Queen's Hall Arts

Big Foot live stream show Queen's Hall Arts

26 July 2017

Black Theatre Live's BIG FOOT. Filmed by our digital par…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Congratulations to BAME organisations securing ACE National Portfolio status

Congratulations to BAME organisations securing ACE National Portfolio status

27 June 2017

Many congratulations to all the fabulous Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic companies to have secured National Portfolio Organisation funding status from …

FIND OUT MORE ›

Apply now for the Vault festival 2018

Apply now for the Vault festival 2018

25 June 2017

Join Us Underground 24 January – 4 March 2018 VAULT Festival is now open to applications for…

FIND OUT MORE ›

'Artists are surgeons of the soul

'Artists are surgeons of the soul" Jatinder Verma

22 May 2017

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

FIND OUT MORE ›

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.…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2017

Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2017

17 May 2017

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Eastern Eye: Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards. Huge congratulations to

FIND OUT MORE ›

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…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Andrew Lloyd Webber pumps £100k into BAME training schemes

Andrew Lloyd Webber pumps £100k into BAME training schemes

18 April 2017

More than £100,000 has been awarded to black, Asian and minority ethnic trainee schemes by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to address the “hid…

FIND OUT MORE ›

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…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

22 March 2017

Yasmeen Khan currently hosts weekly shows on both Talkradio and BBC Three Counties Radio, where she often talks about theatre. She is the creator and…

FIND OUT MORE ›

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

FIND OUT MORE ›

Julie's Bicycle Environmentally Sustainable Theatres & Culture

Julie's Bicycle Environmentally Sustainable Theatres & Culture

9 March 2017

Building Culture Key presentations from Building Culture, Julie's Bicycle's one day event at mac birmingham exploring environment…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Pravesh Kumar: Radical change is needed at the top for true diversity, The Stage article

Pravesh Kumar: Radical change is needed at the top for true diversity, The Stage article

2 March 2017

One of the things I love about theatre is that it isn’t a solitary activity. It can happen only when a group of people with a range of skills work toge…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Black Theatre Live commission to be developed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Black Theatre Live commission to be developed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

25 February 2017

Big news! After seed commission support from Black Theatre Live and

FIND OUT MORE ›

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. …

FIND OUT MORE ›

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

FIND OUT MORE ›

Kumiko Mendl: Print Room casting row proves theatre is ‘property of white privilege’

Kumiko Mendl: Print Room casting row proves theatre is ‘property of white privilege’

19 January 2017

The artistic director of a leading British East Asian theatre company has criticised the industry for being the “property of white privilege”…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme

17 January 2017

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme for writers of East Asian* descent led by Caroline Jester  Four ear…

FIND OUT MORE ›

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

FIND OUT MORE ›

Diversity in the Arts: What Needs to Change?

Diversity in the Arts: What Needs to Change?

24 June 2016

This short Pulse survey from

FIND OUT MORE ›

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl on Woman's Hour

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl on Woman's Hour

5 May 2016

You can listen again to Ambreen Razia, the writer and performer of our latest tour,

FIND OUT MORE ›

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 …

FIND OUT MORE ›

Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

21 January 2016

' ... The Britain I come from is the most successful, diverse, multicultural country on earth. But here’s my point: you wouldn’t know…

FIND OUT MORE ›

Channel 4 News - Diversity on Stage & Screen

Channel 4 News - Diversity on Stage & Screen

19 January 2016

Did you catch Idris Elba and Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma talking about diversity on stage and screen last night on Channel 4 News?

FIND OUT MORE ›

'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…

FIND OUT MORE ›

What Happened to Social Mobility & the Arts?

What Happened to Social Mobility & the Arts?

24 November 2015

Compelling report from Create London & The Guardian on employment, social mobility and demography in the arts. See the 

FIND OUT MORE ›

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…

FIND OUT MORE ›

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…

FIND OUT MORE ›