Arts Council England

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The Guardian view on theatres in crisis: a moment to take stock | Editorial
Editorial: By cancelling all its shows from March, the Oldham Coliseum has thrown down a challenge to both central and local government

Editorial

03, Feb, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Oldham Coliseum will go dark due to 100% Arts Council England funding cut
All events from late March cancelled at the theatre, which is in a priority location for the government’s Levelling Up fund

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

31, Jan, 2023 @5:04 PM

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English National Opera to receive £11.46m from Arts Council England
Investment will sustain its work in London for another year after ENO was removed from ACE’s national portfolio

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Jan, 2023 @4:39 PM

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Glyndebourne cancels 2023 tour programme after funding cuts
Opera company lost more than half its funding after Arts Council England sought to divert money to underserved regions

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @2:45 PM

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ENO needs London home, opera star says amid rumours of a rethink on funding cut
Sir John Tomlinson wades into row over cut to English National Opera’s grant as signs indicate Arts Council may review decision

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cultural coverage needs levelling up to support regional theatre | Letter
Letters: Theatre companies outside London aren’t getting the attention they deserve, says Julia Sowerbutts

16, Dec, 2022 @6:21 PM

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The Guardian view on cuts in theatre funding: a threat to playwriting | Editorial
Editorial: In an industry drained of state support, who will dare to take a risk on new plays? The loss will be felt not only in London, but across the country

Editorial

09, Dec, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Depriving London’s theatres of funds is not ‘levelling up’ – it shortchanges us all | Michael Billington
Pitting the capital against the regions is a cynical political ploy and the Arts Council’s cuts are a catastrophe for new writing – as well as the entertainment industry

Michael Billington

08, Dec, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Hampstead theatre director quits after Arts Council 100% funding cut
The London venue known for nurturing Mike Leigh, Harold Pinter, Hanif Kureishi and Abi Morgan ‘can no longer continue solely as a new writing theatre’, says outgoing artistic director Roxana Silbert

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @4:08 PM

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The Guardian view on local libraries: a resource that must be protected | Editorial
Editorial: The cost of living crisis has cast new light on their role as places not only to read and learn, but to keep warm. They cannot be allowed to dwindle

Editorial

04, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Transferring arts funding from London to the regions can be life-changing | Letter
Letter: Graham Young of Northern Heartlands says that new funding for his organisation will help many in ex-mining and remote rural communities

02, Dec, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Tamara Rojo wades into bitter row over London arts funding
English National Ballet’s artistic director decries Arts Council England move to divert money from capital

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @3:20 PM

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