An Actors Guide to Twitter: Who To Follow – Theatres and Theatre Companies

Actor Hub Guide to Twitter - Who to follow
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A list of Theatre and Theatre Comapnies on Twitter

  • Recently bought Live Nation’s regional theatre portfolio for £90m making them the UK’s largest theatre owner with some 50,000 seats across 37 theatres.
  • Based in Dublin, the National Theatre of Ireland has a long history of great theatre. Moving to its new home by 2012.
  • The diverse range of companies working with the BAC makes this a diverse feed.
  • Back from the dead, programming the Theatre Royal Bristol again having been closed by Arts Council cuts.
  • Cheek by Jowl was formed in 1981 by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Award winning company who tour internationally and perform in 3 languages.
  • A small not-for-profit theatre in the Covent Garden with a world wide reputation and regular West End season.
  • The official tweeter feed of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, still busy even in the off-season.
  • Year-round twitter action on theatre, dance, opera and music from the Edinburgh International Festival.
  • Established in 1971. Just moved to a new £14.5m home in Kingston-upon-Hull.
  • Making great theatre in barnes in Cornwall. Bringing it to the world and changing the way people think about theatre.
  • The Everyman helped launch a politicised theatre revolution in the 60s. Joined with the Playhouse in 1999.
  • Edinburgh’s premier producing theatre. Traditional rep fayre with the ocassional new writing or musical gem.
  • The National Theatre on the Southbank, with six or seven productions in repertory at any one time.
  • Currently in the West End with their production of Othello starring Lennie Henry. Barry Rutter’s Northwest troupe re-imagine classic pieces for a modern time.
  • Largest producing theatre company in the North East of England.
  • The National Theatre’s initiative to broadcast live theatre to cinemas.
  • The relatively young National Theatre of Scotland. Pioneering a non-building based model with world wide hits like Black Watch to show for it.
  • A historic theatre at the heart of Oldham, Lancashire. Not a million miles from Manchester.
  • Led by Artistic Director Kevin Spacy. Original home of the National Theatre company.
  • Touring theatre company producing new plays, based in the UK, directed by Max Stafford-Clark.
  • Tweets and retweets of theatre news from new writing company, Paines Plough.
  • International touring theatre company, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire and resident at the Theatre Royal, York. Known for their work for young people and boundary pushing online work.
  • Punch Drunk are an immersive theatre company formed in 2000. Letting audiences explore their own performances, sometimes in spaces the size of warehouses.
  • A leading force in world theatre. Regularly finding, developing and producing innovative new work.
  • Manchester’s Royal Exchange produces contemporary, classic and brand new drama in a unique in-the-round space.
  • Traditional regional theatre, the strongest producing theatre in the South West.
  • The largest theatre cluster outside of London with the Crucible. Has a new artistic director in Daniel Evans.
  • Theatre on Dean Street in the heart of Soho, late night cabaret programming and comedy as well as new work and pioneering writing.
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Highland Park, Illinois. In its 33rd season supporting new playwrights and more. A revered company.
  • Theatre in the railway arches near London Bridge station. Committed to delivering non-traditional theatre.
  • Built as a replica of an open air Tudor theatre. Performances take place in the open air. Theatre with a thatched roof.
  • Salford’s art & entertainment centre. Recieving house with studio attached.
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) based in Stratford-upon-Avon but perform worldwide.
  • A stunning record of transfers to the West end and Broadway with actor musican led Sondheim musicals and more. Home to Propeller Theatre Company.
  • Value-added tweets from the Young Vic team.