What challenges are London's small theatres facing and is there more the Mayor and Greater London Authority could do to help them?
Every year there are 17,000 theatrical productions in the capital, many in small theatres which help develop talent and shows and also boost the economy by drawing visitors to areas outside central London.
However smaller venues are reporting a range of difficulties including funding cuts, uncertainties over their tenancies, structural issues with their premises and difficulties promoting their work.
Our investigation, led by Tom Copley AM, on behalf of the Assembly’s Economy Committee, will investigate these and other challenges, and look at what the Mayor and the Greater London Authority could do to assist small theatres. A report will be published in the summer.
Watch a short video about the investigation:
We recently visited the King's Head theatre in Islington. Watch a short video about the visit:
See the scoping paper below for more information.
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