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David Tennant will be beamed into up to 3,000 schools next week as part of a venture to bring live theatre closer to the hearts and minds of schoolchildren.

£8m charity gift to arts projects

More than £8 million has been given to 11 theatres, galleries and museums for education projects by one of the country's most prominent philanthropists.

Royal Shakespeare Company puts 10,000 costumes on sale

Just as the January sales come to an end – the Royal Shakespeare Company jumps into action with its own bargain basement.

The Winter's Tale, Roundhouse, London

Now that we know that the Royal Shakespeare Company will present their Stratford-upon-Avon productions in the Roundhouse from 2012, we can start to get used to the occupation with this taster season.

Matilda, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Anthony Neilson: Are you sitting comfortably? Well, not for long

The Royal Court has commissioned its first festive children's show, from a writer who likes to shock. Andrew Johnson meets Anthony Neilson

As they like it? RSC hopes redesign will win over critics

After three years and £112m, Stratford has changed its stage – and the relationship between actor and audience

RSC opens revamped theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) opened the doors to its revamped Stratford-upon-Avon home today.

Late acting great given a lasting home in row A

Sir Ian Richardson's ashes buried in the RSC's £112m new theatre

Zappa Plays Zappa – Frank Zappa 70th Birthday Celebration, The Roundhouse,London

A sparkling display of the family jewels

First Night: Electric Proms: Elton John, Leon Russell, Plan B and Rumer, The Roundhouse, London

Elton delivers on the hits... pity about the misses

Kruder & Dorfmeister, The Roundhouse, London

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Henry Winkler: 'I first read a novel when I was in my thirties. Now I'm a writer'

Former 'Happy Days' star tells of his reinvention as a children's author

The ENO show's not over until the understudy's understudy can't sing

Alice Jones, who watched the performance of 'The Pearl Fishers' unravel, wonders when the audience should qualify for a refund

Antony and Cleopatra, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

It's Macbeth that is supposed to be jinxed. But lately you could be forgiven for thinking that it's Mark Antony that has become the liability, luck-wise.

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