The Stage is launching a new social media partnership, 52 Stages, to showcase some of the most exciting theatres across the UK.
Each week a different theatre will take control of the Instagram account @52Stages to give exclusive behind-the-scenes access to parts of their theatre audiences never get to see.
The 52-week project will kick off on Mon 3 July with The Stage London Theatre of the Year 2017 Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. We are excited to be taking over 52 Stages from Mon 2 Oct, coinciding with Orbit 2017.
Other theatres participating include Chichester Festival Theatre, The Old Vic, the Royal Exchange and Citizens Theatre – a full list of participating venues is available here, with more theatres to be announced later this year.
Alistair Smith, Editor of The Stage, said: “The UK has some of the most innovative and beautiful theatres in the world, and this new partnership will raise awareness of the brilliant work being carried out at these venues, some of which people may not be aware of. 52 Stages is a celebration of the theatres across the UK and the people and activities that often get overlooked. I hope it gives audiences an insight into the variety in the British theatre industry and the exciting work happening at these world-leading venues.”
Mar Dixon, social media consultant and co-creator of 52 Stages, said: “I’m really happy to see this project grow and to work with The Stage as a partner on this. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things theatres share to show the work that goes on before and after a production.”
Some of the theatres participating in 52 Stages can be found below. More theatres will be announced later in the year. For more information visit the 52 Stages Instagram account, website or follow the conversation on Twitter using #52Stages.