Lindsay Chapman goes to Leeds to explores the role of women, both on and off stage.
Hilary Mantel on how fiction changes when adapted for stage or screen.
Alexandra Wilson takes a flapper's journey back to 1920s' operatic London.
26-year-old writer, actor and poet Ben Norris talks about his creative process.
On realising the potential of improvisaton.
Damian Lewis stars in the West End revival of Mamet's American Buffalo.
Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing.
Mongolia's remarkable rise to being an opera superpower.
Sheila Dillon hears how music and food have influenced each other over the past 400 years.
Adrian Mourby examines the history of the operatic plot.
Actor Jack Shepherd goes backstage to unearth the strange tales of haunted theatres.
presented by Mark Lawson
Hilary Mantel talks to Mark Lawson of Front Row about staged adaptations of her books.
Learn top tips on how to appreciate the artform from one of opera's biggest stars.
Will teenagers Mohammed and Jess both get into the National Youth Theatre?
In the days before audience research, who did the early BBC think it was talking to?
Lemn Sissay and his Northern Irish pen-pal talk Halloween, Harry Potter and being on stage
Pioneering artist Laurie Anderson traces the roots of contemporary performance art.
How a converted cattle shed has become home to a major opera festival in the Cotswolds.
Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain.
The comedian Mark Thomas discusses the inspiration behind his new show Opera Figaro.
Actor and writer Maxine Peake meets musician and performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti.
presented by John Wilson
The athlete-turned-opera singer reveals how his musical career started at the age of 30
What's it like to make your art in the moment?
Flora Willson traces the roots of global opera broadcasting to old New York.
Why does opera turn off so many music lovers?
Film critic Antonia Quirke investigates the evolution of acting.
What are the responsibilities of the board in British theatre?
April de Angelis explores the depiction of sexual violence in feminist theatre.