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LondonTheatre.co.uk Relaunches Website
Welcome to the new look London Theatre!
LondonTheatre.co.uk, the oldest and the first dedicated London Theatre Guide on the internet, has today relaunched with an exciting redesign, the first in our 21 year history. Our dedicated editorial team would like to welcome you to enjoy our freshly launched website. You'll find all of your favourite features as well as some fantastic new surprises as we continue to promote the best of London theatre.
Since 1995 we have been working alongside theatre PR's, producers and marketing departments to cover the widest range of London Theatre productions, from the West End's biggest shows to small productions on the ever-growing London Fringe, and almost everything in between. Our new website will continue to bring you breaking and developing news from the world of theatre, displayed on both our Home page and Latest News page. Our Weekly Newsletter will continue to summarize all the week's top stories, reviews and features delivered straight to your inbox.
LondonTheatre.co.uk is one of the highest globally ranking theatre websites and is visited by over 6 million visitors each year. Our visitors come from all over the world, and we are specifically popular with visitors from the USA, planning trips to London and beyond. Our archive contains over 12,500 London theatre productions, as well as 1800 reviews dating back to the mid 1990s and continues to be a vital resource for producers, educators and theatre fans alike. Our new site features all of these reviews and news stories, making it a vital and interesting source for theatre fans and researchers.
Listings & Calendar
Editorially, LondonTheatre.co.uk continues to expand, covering a wide range of theatre productions by providing accurate and up to date listings as well as a bespoke calendar which is a vital tool for UK and international visitors planning trips to London. We currently sell tickets to over 100 productions across a full range of performance venues, and list over 250 productions at any one time.
Our bespoke calendar has proved to be one of our most popular pages, and has therefore been added to the Home page as well as various pages throughout the site. Users can select a date or month to view listings for their required time, taking in both West End and Fringe theatre.
For those who are looking for a more general overview of the listings, our What's On page lists shows via different categories such as Plays, Musicals, Opening Soon and Family Friendly.
Our editorial team, aided by our affiliate reviewer, chair of the Critics' Circle Mark Shenton, aim to review every West End production, and review as many fringe and off-West End shows as their schedules allow. We hope to grow our review coverage due to their popularity with our users, and look forward to covering as many productions as possible.
Interviews and Features
As well as reporting on current theatre news, our original content takes in a wide range of styles and formats, from long-range and in-depth analysis to helpful features for more casual theatre goers. Our growing Interviews page takes in a wide range of theatre personalities from around the world, and has most recently included interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Brantley, Max Stafford Clark, Amber Riley, Rupert Goold, Jamie Lloyd and Imelda Staunton.
Our features include discussions on current hot-topics in the West End, as well as behind-the-scenes reports from rehearsal rooms and backstage gossip. Our popular Rumours page will continue to delight those looking to track the progress of the next West End or Broadway hit, and will continue to help build excitement for upcoming productions.
Since 2003, our sister site, the New York Theatre Guide (www.NewYorkTheatreGuide.com) has provided a similar service covering Broadway and off-Broadway theatre. Serviced by a dedicated editor and same editorial team, the website provides listings, news and reviews for a wide selection of New York theatre running both on and off Broadway. In 2015 the New York Theatre Guide received accreditation from The Broadway League, and is now regarded as one of New York's foremost online theatre publications.
After 21 years serving the London theatre industry, LondonTheatre.co.uk continues to grow and develop and our recent relaunch is testimony to our commitment at being an industry lead. We value our relationships with theatre PR's, producers and marketing teams,as well as you, our users, and we look forward to continuing to promote the best of London Theatre.
Enjoy our new website!
Bona Ruocco, Dom O'Hanlon, Tom Millward
The original London Theatre Guide since 1995