Covid-19

£500k lifeline for Cap Theatres

£500k lifeline for Cap Theatres

Capital Theatres gets £0.5 million emergency funds

The Scottish Government has announced an emergency grant of £500,000 for Capital Theatres, the charity which runs Edinburgh’s King’s, Festival and Studio theatres.

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Freelance Hardship Fund Details Published

Freelance Hardship Fund Details Published

How to apply for the CS £5m emergency fund

Creative Scotland has published details of who is eligible for the £5m Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers and how to apply when it goes live on Monday 26 October 2020 at noon.

October 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shrapnel Live & Online

Shrapnel Live & Online

Pandemic show Shrapnel gets Zoom premiere

Edinburgh grassroots theatre company Production Lines is staging C.M.F. Wood’s pandemic play Shrapnel live on Zoom for four performances at the end of November.

October 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Performers eligible for £5m hardship fund

Performers eligible for £5m hardship fund

Creative Scotland confirms eligibility:

Creative Scotland has confirmed that actors, dancers and other performers will be eligible to access the Scottish government’s £5 million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers.

October 15, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Dance Base Cash Crisis

Dance Base Cash Crisis

Dance Base takes Crowdfunding route:

Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, has put out an emergency appeal on Crowdfunder to raise £25,000 so it can continue with its outreach work.

October 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum’s Live Xmas

Lyceum’s Live Xmas

Live Shows planned for Christmas:

The Lyceum Theatre has revealed plans for a live family production in December, staged in a dramatically re-shaped auditorium to enhance social distancing.

October 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Showcase 30th Anniversary Album

Showcase 30th Anniversary Album

★★★★☆ Lockdown Highs:

Showcase has pulled off something of a miracle in this 30th Anniversary Album, in which its band and huge chorus has recorded 80 minutes of material under strict social distancing guidelines.

October 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
#TakeASeat

#TakeASeat

★★★★★  Necessary mementos:

Theatre, as we knew it, might not have made a return to the Lyceum just yet, but there is enough drama in the #TakeASeat exhibition, viewable in the foyer until October 3, to engage as performance.

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
£955K for Ed Theatres

£955K for Ed Theatres

Second wave of Covid funds announced:

Six Edinburgh organisations have received a total of £955,698 as part of the £5m Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, the second round of government support, administered by Creative Scotland and announced on Thursday 24 September 2020.

September 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Seats Up at the Lyceum

Seats Up at the Lyceum

Installation celebrates Scotland’s missing theatre:

The foyer of the Royal Lyceum has become the set of #TakeASeat, with freelance theatre designers creating a tableaux of empty seats to mark the loss of theatre during the Covid pandemic.

September 24, 2020 | By | Reply More