Established in 1880, The Stage is a weekly newspaper committed to covering theatre and the performing arts across the UK and beyond. The magazine joined the Exact Editions platform in early 2019, launching with a modern archive stretching back to January 2018.

With an established international readership, The Stage publishes all the latest theatre news, reviews, opinions and features. From 2010 the title has also hosted The Stage Awards which are given to recognise organisations and individuals for their contributions to the theatre industry.

The Stage as displayed on Web and iPad

The digital version is aimed at enhancing the magazine as an academic research tool. With additional features such as fully-searchable issues and unlimited access for all students and staff, this will facilitate a new way to consume The Stage. It should also be remembered that a digital subscription will free up physical space, and as a weekly, The Stage quickly stacks up!

Why Subscribe?

The Stage is more than a theatre performance review, it offers serious discussion of the industry as a whole and insightful interviews with professionals that are not available anywhere else. The frequency at which the title is published also means that readers are receiving theatre news as it happens.

Selection of front covers from The Stage

For performing arts students, The Stage is an invaluable window into the theatre industry. Readers will be able to digest informed perspectives on matters affecting the industry and build up a wider understanding of the various factors at play. Of course, this will all contribute towards finding the ideal career in a competitive sector.

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