30 Best Theatre Podcasts
Here are 30 Best Theatre Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. American Theatre
American Theatre magazine is the nation's only general-circulation magazine devoted to theatre. American Theatre covers theatrical trends and events, stage artists of every stripe, and economic and legislative developments affecting the arts. Its main purview is America's wide-ranging network of professional, not-for-profit theatres commercial, amateur or university theatre is less frequently covered and the magazine does not review productions.
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Play⋅ 112.1K⋅ 24.3K⋅ 4.6K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Jan 2014 Get Email Contact
2. British Theatre Guide
News, features, and interviews from the world of professional theatre throughout the UK. These are the podcast pages for British Theatre Guide, one of the oldest news, features, and reviews sites dedicated to theatre across the UK. Our podcast features interviews with theatre creators and specialists at all levels and in all areas, from fringe to West End, including actors, writers, directors, producers, and critics.
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Play⋅ 2.3K⋅ 9.7K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact
3. LA Theatre Bites
Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Chavis is the creator, designer, podcast/writer and head editor at LA Theatre Bites since its inception in 2016. Because of the massive size of the Los Angeles area and it's large theatre presence. Patrick decided to create short review podcasts instead of the traditional written review format allowing reviewers to see more shows and connect more authentically with theatre fans.
Play⋅ 163⋅ 713 ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 4 min ⋅ Mar 2016 Get Email Contact
4. Making Theatre
Lighting Designers James Farncombe and Bruno Poet host conversations about the complex and sometimes messy business of making a show for theatre. We aim to draw in guests from all aspects of production; from directors and designers to actors, stage managers, technicians, makers, builders, and producers, to start a broader conversation about all things involved in bringing a show to the stage.
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Play⋅ 241 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 63 min Get Email Contact
5. The Ensemblist
New York City, New York, US
The ensemblist is an online advocate for the talented artists who work in broadway ensembles. What started as an audio podcast for those curious about how Broadway really works turned into an avenue for young and aspiring professional artists to learn more about theatre from in the inside out.
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Play⋅ 1.7K⋅ 10.6K⋅ 21.3K ⋅5 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 22 min Get Email Contact
Broadway's Premier Podcasts. BroadwayRadio is the #1 source for theatrical podcasts.
Play⋅ 1.4K ⋅6 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 26 min Get Email Contact
7. Hear Me Out: Discussions about Great Theatre and Greater Plays
Hear Me Out puts the audience back in the stalls (or, closer still, the rehearsal room), inviting theatre-loving audiences to reconnect with theatre-makers in a unique celebration of language and performance. Hosted by Lucy Eaton, it's the insider chat that audiences would love to have.
Play⋅ 415 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact
Welcome to Playdate, a brand new theatrical podcast where two college friends discuss a different play each episode, the play's takeaways, and 'calls to action' produced by the play; creating conversations on how to leave the world a little better than we found it.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 78 min Get Email Contact
9. Euripides, Eumenides: A Theatre History Podcast
The Theatre History podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Each week, Aaron Odom hosts a guest from the worldwide theatre community to talk about a bizarre, fascinating and humorous story from theatre history. One catch, the guest has no idea what they'll be discussing.
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Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 53 min Get Email Contact
HowlRound is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners.
Play⋅ 19.1K⋅ 3.6K ⋅4 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Jan 2012 Get Email Contact
New York, NY
Join Bryan, Kevin and Kimberly every Tuesday as they sit down with members of the theatre community. They play games, chats, and 'casual drinks' with your favorite people.
Play⋅ 604⋅ 3.1K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 62 min ⋅ May 2016 Get Email Contact
12. Theatre Audience Podcast
Theatre Audience Podcast bringing you news, reviews and recommendations of the latest must-see theatre. Discussing what's on, what's been and gone and audience-friendly advice on getting hot tickets.
Play⋅ 491 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact
13. Why I'll Never Make It
New York City, New York, US
This award-winning theater podcast features honest conversations with fellow artists and creative professionals. Along with actor and host Patrick Oliver Jones, they share meaningful stories of professional and personal challenges, highlighting the lessons they've learned and what keeps them going.
Play⋅ 273⋅ 198 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 46 min Get Email Contact
Ithaca, New York, US
Onstage/Offstage explores all facets of theatre and talks with professionals around the world.
Play⋅ 245⋅ 78 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 44 min Get Email Contact
15. In The Greenroom: Theatre Marketing Podcast with Julie Nemitz
Theatre marketing expert Julie Nemitz shares the latest in marketing innovation, systems and content to grow revenue and delight your theatre's growing audience. She also features current theatre news, trends and interviews with some of the country's best creative theatre-makers. Julie is an in-demand theatre marketing consultant and founder of Theatre Marketing Lab where she guides regional and community theatres worldwide. A popular speaker and workshop facilitator, Julie's in-person and virtual events are always a hit and often sold out.
Play⋅ 317 ⋅4 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact
16. Playing On Air
Playing on Air is a radio show and free podcast dedicated to short plays by America's best contemporary playwrights, a new way to experience theater on demand, absolutely free. We are dedicated to increasing the accessibility of high-caliber theater, promoting the work of the stage's greatest storytellers, and encouraging the next generation of theater-makers across the country.
Play⋅ 1.4K⋅ 858 ⋅6 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 30 min Get Email Contact
17. Stageworthy Podcast
Stageworthy is a podcast about people in Canadian theatre. On the podcast, host Phil Rickaby will talk to people who have pursued various theatre careers, from actors to directors to playwrights to stage managers and everything in between and beyond. In each episode we will explore what draws people to a life in the theatre, and how each individual pursues their career, and may cover many more topics as the conversation ranges.
377⋅ 1.1K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Jan 2016 Get Email Contact
18. in 1: the podcast
A long-form, uncensored, candid chat with designers of all walks of life talking about their lives in the theatre. No topic is off limits. From life on the road to life in a Broadway theatre. From trying to get noticed in New York to making a splash in regional theatre. You'll never know what to expect from each episode. You might learn about a designer's latest inspiration, or how they got started, their most embarrassing moment, or their favorite collaborator.
Play⋅ 379⋅ 133 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 112 min ⋅ Jan 2014 Get Email Contact
19. The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
New York City, New York, US
Intimate, personal conversations with theatre's biggest talents, ranging all across the spectrum of individuals involved in the professional theatre industry. It features both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters themselves.
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20. The Magic of Ordinary Things
An audio drama in seven acts, 'The Magic of Ordinary Things' is a musical memoir that tells her story. It is a theatre piece, a dream with original music, a tale that spans 43 years, two parents, a singing teacher, and a lonesome cowboy named Deets. It tells of how moments missed and things once taken for granted become the stepping stones to a new life. It's never too late. Everyone you miss is waiting inside you.
Play⋅ 42 ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 19 min Get Email Contact
21. Maxamoo Theater & Performance Podcast
New York, NY
Maxamoo was a digital media company covering art, culture, theater, and performance in New York City. The Maxamoo Theater and Performance Podcast continued monthly through 2017 and even today we gather and comment occasionally on the state of New York City theater. Maxamoo's goal was to shine a light on the diverse and innovative art and artists overlooked by mainstream publications.
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22. Twins Talk Theatre
Twins Cynthia Hennon Marino and Stacy Hennon Stone host a weekly podcast talking to the people behind the curtains. Take a trip backstage to learn what it takes to put on a production: design process, music study and execution, paperwork, meetings, management, unions, and all the excitement backstage that the audience doesn't get to see.
Play⋅ 505⋅ 547 ⋅ Sep 2017 Get Email Contact
23. Irish Theatre Podcast
Irish Theatre Podcast, a series of weekly interviews with leading theatre artists, quickly became the number 1 arts podcast in the country, and is now on the official drama syllabus at Yale University and NUI Galway. The series sought to 'promote, support, and celebrate all that's great about Irish theatre.' These weekly conversations granted unprecedented access.
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24. Community Theater Heroes
Community Theater Heroes hosts a weekly theater podcast interviewing theater companies, directors, actors, casting directors, playwrights, and other theater artists.
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25. As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast
Welcome to the As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast. It hopes to be a podcast discussing London Theatre from the audience's perspective.
Play⋅ 283⋅ 852 ⋅ Jan 2011 Get Email Contact
26. Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast
Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.
Play⋅ 18.6K⋅ 31.2K ⋅30 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 127 min Get Email Contact
27. Fourth Wall: the podcast
Enter Alaina Newell and Corey Barrow: Two black artists in theatre who engage in 100% authentic and vulnerable discussions, investigate questions and seek answers with guests to uncover the deeply-ingrained biases that exist just behind the curtain of the theatre community
Play 1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 56 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
28. Production Meetings
Backstage theatre folk chatting. We asked Stage Managers, Producers, Directors, Production Managers, Technicians, and even a few lovely actors to come along to our 'Production Meetings'. Sharing pearls of wisdom, swapping comedy theatrical stories, and generally have a bit of a lark. Nothing too serious or time-consuming. With their tour off the road and the theatres shut, two Stage Managers, Natasha Houghton and Mark Shayle, talk shop with invited guests
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|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Patrick Oliver Jones||winmipodcast.com||171|
|Broadway Black & Broadway Podcast Network||broadwayblack.com||104|
|HowlRound Theatre Commons||howlround.com||85|
|Broadway Podcast Network||broadwaypodcastnetwork.com||43|
Theatre Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Today On Broadway||119|
|This Week On Broadway||24|
|Lauren Class Schneider||16|
|This Week In Theatre||6|
|All The Drama||5|
|Some Like It Pop||3|
|Michelle Kholos Brooks||2|
|The Irish Repertory Theatre||2|
|Bearded Ladies Cabaret||1|
|Center Theatre Group||1|
|Mosaic Theater Company Of D.C.||1|
|HERE Arts Center||1|
|Mei Ann Teo||1|
|Amy Quan Barry||1|
|Forward Theater Company||1|
|Mixed Blood Theatre||1|
|Steppenwolf Theatre Company||1|
|Playwrights Center Of Minneapolis||1|
|TheatreWorks Silicon Valley||1|
|Cherry Lane Theatre||1|
|NYU Tisch School Of The Arts||1|
|Lincoln Center Theater||1|
|Daniel K. Isaac||1|
|Ma-Yi Theater Company||1|
|Top 10 Most-Produced Plays||1|
|Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights||1|
|The New York Times||1|
|The Young Man From Atlanta||1|
|Oliver Henry Roth||1|
|Jessica De Maria||1|
Theatre Podcasts By Category
|Category||No. of Podcasts|
|Musical Theatre Podcasts||33|
|Improv Comedy, Musical and Theatre Podcasts||26|
|Theatre History Podcasts||20|
|Amateur Theatre Podcasts||6|
Theatre Podcasts By Country
|Country||No. of Podcasts|
|UK Theatre Podcasts||11|