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Future Theatre Fund

Meet the 12 recipients of the Future Theatre Fund

The Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund was conceived to give the next generation of theatrical stars a leg up at a time when the industry sorely needs all the help it can get. Here Nick Curtis meets the 12 award recipients

<p>Future theatre: L-R, first row - Beth Hinton-Lever, Emily Aboud, Adam Fenton; L-R, second row- Nikki Charlesworth, Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, Jamie Hale, Jesse Chuku; third row L-R - Caitlin Mawhinney, Omar Bynon, Selina Jones, Ewan Fellows</p>
Future Theatre Fund

‘It means the world’: our 12 Future Theatre Fund talents are named

The successful recipients were told the life-changing news by our Theatre Fund panel members

Future Theatre Fund

Empty chairs, empty stages: a year of London’s closed theatres

This time last year, the PM told theatres to close their doors. Nick Curtis charts a choppy year for the capital’s stages


Football fans – share your passion on TikTok

TikTok has been announced as a Global Sponsor of UEFA Euro 2020. Join in the conversation ahead of what promises to be an unforgettable summer of football

Future Theatre Fund

What I wish I’d known... theatre’s biggest stars share their advice

Thinking of entering the TikTok Breakout Star Award as part of our Future Theatre Fund? We’ve got some A-list advice for you…

Future Theatre Fund

Andrew Lloyd Webber: government should have closed everything sooner

As our theatres remain on their knees, Andrew Lloyd Webber tells Nick Curtis about the toll of Covid, volunteering as a vaccine guinea pig and why the show must go on

Future Theatre Fund

Meet the theatre students pursuing their dream during a pandemic

How do you train for a career in live performance from your home?

Future Theatre Fund

From the National to Netflix: how theatre created our biggest TV stars

Fleabag, Quiz and The Crown all started life on stage – but with theatres still closed, a vital talent pipeline is in danger of short-circuiting

Future Theatre Fund

My 21st-century touchstone play: theatre stars on life-changing shows

We asked London’s theatre stars about the shows that left them feeling completely electrified

Future Theatre Fund

The show must go viral: how TikTok got theatrical

Young performers have turned to the video-sharing app to showcase their talent. Amelia Tait talks to them


Meet the creators kick-starting their careers on TikTok

From side hustles to small businesses, the TikTok Creator Fund can help all sorts of talent succeed

Future Theatre Fund

Evening Standard and TikTok team up for £120k fund for theatre talents

Theatrical heavyweights Helen McCrory, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kwame Kwei-Armah are among the panellists for the Future Theatre Fund

Future Theatre Fund

The 50 best plays of the 21st century

The last two decades have been full of extraordinary theatre – it’s a thrilling indication of what’s ahead of us when doors reopen


Happy feed: the cats and dogs to follow on TikTok

Because everyone loves a cute animal video


5 ways to update your home this spring – with help from TikTok

Bored of your surroundings with so much time indoors? Changing up your space might be more simple than you first thought


3 video effects to master on TikTok

It’s time to flex your creative muscles on the dynamic video platform

Future Theatre Fund

Everything you need to know about our Future Theatre Fund

If you’re trying to break into the theatre industry, find out how the fund could help you


5 new talents to discover before they hit the big time

TikTok is fast becoming the go-to destination  for exciting talent across many industries - here’s who to put on your radar

Future Theatre Fund

We have a duty to safeguard the futures of young creative talent

The National Youth Theatre has been the training ground for some of our biggest Netflix stars