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Four new RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities announced for 2021-22

Today, we have announced four new RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities hosted by partner theatre companies: Octagon Theatre Bolton, Open Clasp Theatre Company in Newcastle, Pilot Theatre Company in York and Queens Theatre Hornchurch. These four new projects are part of the ten RTYDS Assistant Director opportunities we are offering in 2021-22, alongside Eastern Angles, Freedom Studios, Mind The [...]

November 10th, 2021|General, News|0 Comments

Introducing five new RTYDS Connect Artists

We have announced a brand-new pilot scheme in which five freelance directors and theatre-makers will work alongside us for seven months as Connect Artists. The five RTYDS Connect Artists are Alistair Wilkinson, Caroline Wilkes, Donna Briscoe-Greene, Hannah Treadaway and Omar Khan. They are based in various places around England and, during their seven months in [...]

October 18th, 2021|News|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 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

An open letter to theatre and performance makers

This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown. Making theatre and performance is a collaborative endeavour, so we are [...]

June 10th, 2020|General, News|0 Comments