MPs tell Tony Hall to pay back £24,500 he received when he quit for Royal Opera House in 2001
It's a family affair at the Proms. The Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, 33, will be conducted by her husband Andris Nelsons (both left) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She will perform Desdemona's “Willow Song” and “Ave Maria” from Act 3 of Verdi's 1887 opera Otello and Tatyana's letter scene from Tchaikovsky's 1879 opera Eugene Onegin.
The actor Simon Callow has promised to take audiences to a “dark, murky, unsettling place”, with a new one-man stage show that explores the composer Richard Wagner’s “toxic” and “disgusting” anti-Semitism.
He was the Royal Ballet's youngest male principal at 21 and danced with Dame Margot Fonteyn
The recession has seen Australian expats leave in droves, damaging a specialist economy
It's two years since that interview, and now the 'Agenda' host has two feature films in the offing
Cuddly comedian Michael McIntyre is paying £60 a day to have diet meals delivered to his door. But is this take-away approach healthy? Simon Usborne weighs in
Can theatrical hang-out Joe Allen – barely changed in decades – still put on a show?
Sergei Polunin, the Ukrainian prodigy who stunned the dance world by walking out on the Royal Ballet, is to return to the UK for a brutal show "as far away from Swan Lake as you can get".
The arts are flourishing in Thurrock, despite the town being voted the most miserable in Britain this year
It was always going to be a drama when the Royal Opera House staged its first production in more than 120 years of Robert le diable, Giacomo Meyerbeer’s epic opera.
The Royal Opera House is staging Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable for the first time in a century. It's a welcome focus on a much maligned composer
Sightseers is the hilarious new black comedy from acclaimed British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List), executive producer Edgar Wright and the comic masterminds behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London have been shut after inspectors found a catalogue of food hygiene failings.
Nicolas Kent is a hard act to follow at the Tricycle but Indhu Rubasingham kicks off her tenure as the new artistic director in striking style now with this fascinating, if flawed, new play by Lolita Chakrabarti.