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21 February 2013 | News, On Stage, Politics | By: Rachel Holdsworth

London Assembly Looking At Challenges Faced By Small Theatres

London Assembly Looking At Challenges Faced By Small Theatres

The London Assembly is looking at ways it and the Mayor could help the capital's small theatres survive and flourish.

It's looking at theatres with fewer than 300 seats, which includes most of the theatres outside the West End, and with annual turnovers of under £250k. These small venues are places where innovative productions can be tested, audiences can see a play without handing over £50 and new playwrights can find their voice. But they're under pressure from funding cuts, uncertain building tenancies and even structural problems with the buildings.

Assembly Member Tom Copley has launched a campaign to hear about the experiences of London theatres – and they also want to hear from audiences, whether you visit small theatres or not. Fill in this short questionnaire to let them know your thoughts and ideas.

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