How can we reverse the decline in Asian audiences?

A recent study showed that theatregoing in Asian communities is on the decline. Trina Haldar writes on why letting young audiences see themselves on stage is key…


Trina Haldar: ‘I studied drama alongside engineering’

Trina Haldar set up Mashi Theatre in 2013 to address the lack of high-quality, diverse work for young people. She tells Tim Bano about her show Tales of Birbal, playing at Brighton Festival before touring the country…

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Changing cultures

Transforming leadership in the arts, museums and libraries

Confidence to make a career change did not just mean transitioning into a more senior position or negotiating a new career path, but was also linked to increased scale and ambition. For Trina Haldar, the founder of a values-led theatre company, confidence meant permission ‘to see myself and where I was, and where the company was … and to be more ambitious, to really push as far as I can push’

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Stripey Honey… is very yummy! 

We’ve been commissioned by Big Imaginations, in partnership with The Spark and supported by The Dukes, Lancaster – to make a new show for families and we are excited to invite you to the land of Stripes and Honey for our new show Stripey Honey … is very yummy! 

The first show is in February 2019 and the full schedule is here

On panel discussions: 

Derby Theatre: and Big Imaginations:

Listen to our Artistic Director talk about the value of Arts in Education on BBC 4’s Front Row programme: