About The Stage

About The Stage

The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry.

Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders. Publishing across the web and print, The Stage is a must-read for those with an involvement or interest in the performing arts industry in Great Britain and beyond. The Stage is an essential resource for actors and performers, backstage workers, creative teams and those in training and education.

The Stage provides a variety of services:


The Stage website is updated daily with the latest news, reviews interviews, in-depth features and advice on working within the performing arts industry.
Subscribers to The Stage website can get unlimited access to website content.
Registered users can view up to three pages per month.


Print Edition

Top content from The Stage is curated into a weekly newspaper.
Subscribe to the Print Edition and get the newspaper delivered directly to your door. Print Edition subscribers also receive unlimited web access and free access to the Digital Edition as part of their subscription. The Print Edition is also available from newsagents nationwide. Find a local seller here or purchase a single trial copy here.


Digital Edition

This is the digitised, page-turning version of the weekly Print Edition accessible via desktop computer, smartphone and tablet. Click here to start your Digital Edition subscription and download it onto your device of choice.
Digital Edition subscribers get unlimited web access as part of their subscription.


The Stage Jobs

This is the resource for all technical, creative and backstage roles as well as auditions. Register here to receive email alerts for free to be the first to apply for the latest vacancies.
If you are interested in advertising a role on The Stage Jobs please see our advertising options here.

Visit The Stage Jobs

The Stage Castings

Performers: The Stage Castings is packed with auditions and casting opportunities for anyone looking for acting, singing, dancing, or presenter jobs.

Casting directors: The Stage Castings is an easy self-service means of casting your next production.
The Stage Castings is free for you to upload the roles you are casting for.

Visit The Stage Castings

The Stage Archive

Our archive is now available as part of the British Newspaper Archive. Register today to receive 3 free pages and start exploring theatre history including reliving opening nights, discovering forgotten stories and more.

Visit The Stage Archive

Love Arts

The Stage’s very own dating site where you can find and meet up with cultured singles you’re most likely to click with.
Your Love Arts login is different to your other logins for The Stage.

Visit Love Arts

Exact Editions – digital archive platform

Our archive of fully searchable digital edition issues in partnership with Exact Editions which span a two-year period, is accessible cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and is available for institutional and individual subscriptions.

Individual Institutional