Following our much-cited report on British Theatre Repertoire 2013, BTC has produced a comparable report on British Theatre 2014, also supported by Arts Council England and written in collaboration with UK Theatre/Society of London Theatre.  Its findings were presented at a plenary session of the Theatre 2016 Conference, on 12 May 2016.

The main headline of the report is that the transformation of  British theatre repertoire which we reported last year has remained firmly in place. New work still dominates the repertoire, and London still predominates in the theatrical landscape.

However, some small changes have been detected. Within new work, new writing has slightly declined and devised work has markedly increased. In terms of attendances and box office, London has pulled further away from the rest of the country.

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