We're really happy to announce something that we know a lot of you have been waiting for: SDUK'S 2019 MENTORING SCHEME!! The scheme has been generously supported by the Directors Charitable Foundation, the Noel Coward Foundation and the Garrick Charitable Trust. Who is it for? The SDUK mentoring scheme is open...

This blog is reposted with permission from The Equity Magazine.  Check out the original post here  I am in awe of the skill of actors, but being a director is what I have always wanted to do. From a young age, I found the whole world...

Equity, working alongside SDUK, has succeeded in bringing a series of negotiations to a successful conclusion with UK Theatre and West End Managers achieving brand new robust Agreements for Directors commencing from 1st of August 2018. Over a period of three years and 8 months minimum...

This week's blog is from SDUK Member Robert Awosusi on the challenges of working as both writer and director.   Think about the amount of work you do as a director: formulating the vision, casting, planning rehearsals, liaisons with the creative team, the dramaturgy, those endless, endless strings of emails...

Stage Directors UK are proud to be official partners with ALT. Training, helping to support and mentor an emerging director.   Our latest blog is from Lynne Ekwe about her time as an Assistant Director  with ALT. *** When I was offered the opportunity to be an Assistant Director to Toby...

This week's blog, from SDUK member Ross Mackay, is a brave and honest look at Theatre and Mental Health.  The original piece can be found here ‘The show must go on’ that’s the old stalwart phrase. It’s like a theatrical version of the old stiff upper...

For some would-be members, the benefits of joining SDUK are tangible - insurance, discounts, offers, workshops and events, a shiny membership card and open forums for discussion about the industry. For others, SDUK is about the more abstract (but no less compelling) concept of collegiate mentality,...

SDUK joins with Scottish organisations and individuals in expressing our disbelief and anger at the recent Creative Scotland funding decisions. Scotland has traditionally led the way in funding artist led touring companies as well as more expensive building based companies. The majority of cuts have hit...

The end of the year often seems to be time to take stock, to take an inventory. At SDUK that’s no different, and one of the things we have been taking stock of in the latter part of 2017, has been the gender split of...

In autumn 2017 SDUK commissioned researcher Corinne Furness to investigate the gender split of directors being employed to direct productions in arts council funded venues. In the proceeding months there had been a great deal of talk in the media, and on social media about...