News and Blog: RTYDS

Access is Easy: Tips, tricks and advice, by Harri Marshall

Audio description, captions, BSL, building layouts, itineraries and sensory spaces: these are among a few of many access requirements individuals need to fully participate in everyday life. Access has always been important to me, working with SEN and vulnerable people leaves a resonating awareness at how others learn and navigate life. However, I confess until [...]

July 29th, 2021|General, Guest Blog|0 Comments

Introducing New Directions North

New Directions North is a new partnership between RTYDS, Theatre by the Lake, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage and Royal Exchange Theatre. We are working together to create a northern hub for 15-20 early career directors or theatre makers from Cumbria, Yorkshire, the North East and the North West. What is New Directions? In the last [...]

July 14th, 2021|General, News|0 Comments

Announcing three new RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities

Today, RTYDS announces the first RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities with three partner theatre companies; Freedom Studios and Mind the Gap in Bradford and Bristol-based company Wise Children. The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) Assistant Director bursaries provide directors and theatre makers with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge working as an assistant [...]

June 9th, 2021|General, News|0 Comments

RTYDS announces 18-Month Residency with Contact Theatre and launches two new programmes

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, Contact and Ramps on the Moon, today announce Sam Holley-Horseman as the recipient of the RTYDS 18-Month Residency, provided as part of the partnership between Ramps on the Moon and RTYDS. Sam will begin her residency at Contact in April 2021. Sue Emmas, RTYDS Artistic Director said: This is [...]

April 8th, 2021|General|0 Comments

RTYDS 18-Month Residency Update

The trustees of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) have decided not to proceed with an 18-Month Residency at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. RTYDS is the UK’s foremost programme of professional development for directors and theatre makers. The RTYDS 18- Month Residency places talented, emerging directors as paid resident assistant directors with theatre companies [...]

January 26th, 2021|General, News|0 Comments

Our Roundup of 2020

2020 is coming to a close and here at RTYDS we have been reflecting on the year and the challenges that we, and the rest of the sector, have faced. Like many organisations in the UK, we were forced to hit pause back in April. In difficult times, it has been more important than ever [...]

December 21st, 2020|General, News|0 Comments

Anthony Lau announced as the first appointment through the RTYDS Associate Artistic Director Scheme

Anthony Lau has been announced as the first appointment through the RTYDS Associate Artistic Director Scheme and he will be joining Sheffield Theatres as their Associate Artistic Director. The Associate Artistic Director Scheme is part of RTYDS’ continuing commitment to the development of artistic directors as cultural leaders. RTYDS selected Sheffield Theatres back in November [...]

September 29th, 2020|General, News|0 Comments

Useful Resources for Freelancers

We have put together this information page that we hope will be useful for freelancers. It covers links to organisations offering useful tips, financial support, advice on applications to ACE, as well as discussion forums/groups you might like to join. This is a living document so if there are links you think it would be [...]

August 12th, 2020|General, News|0 Comments

Mohammed Ali Amla, participant of Introduction to Directing and New Directions, reflects on Introduction to Directing

Lockdown has refocused our attention on the importance of the arts and theatre, and the uncertainty of its survival going forward as society begins to adapt during this first wave of the pandemic. This has become a time of innovation for many in the arts, with growth, a change in direction, an opportunity to try [...]

August 11th, 2020|General, Guest Blog|0 Comments