The Royal Albert Hall will mark its 150th anniversary with new commissions and headline shows featuring contributions from figures including singers Nile Rodgers and KT Tunstall, choreographer Matthew Bourne and composer Nitin Sawhney.
Andrew Scott has won a stage award while many theatres remain closed because of the pandemic.
Sir Matthew Bourne’s production of Nutcracker! at Sadler’s Wells Theatre has become the latest Christmas production to be postponed.
The majority of theatres will not be able to reopen while social distancing is still in place, according to the head of the national advisory public body for theatre.
The announcement that live indoor theatre and concerts can resume next month with socially distanced audiences has sparked a mixed response.
Sir Matthew Bourne is among the leading figures in the creative industries appealing to the Prime Minister to close performing arts venues by law in order to safeguard jobs.
Sir Matthew Bourne will be honoured for his achievements in dance with a special prize at this year’s Olivier Awards.