Digital Theatre launches iPad app

A Doll's House at the Young Vic is one of the productions available on the app. Photo: Johan Persson
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Digital Theatre has launched an iPad app, allowing audiences to watch recordings of theatre productions via their tablet device.

Launched in 2009, Digital Theatre records theatre productions for digital download. It works with companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Shows available to watch include the West End productions of All My Sons starring David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker, and Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Digital Theatre users can stream any pre-purchased production via the free iPad app, as well as access trailers for all productions. The launch follows the development of a similar platform for the Samsung Smart TV, while the productions are also available to stream or download via the internet on PCs.

Speaking about the launch of the iPad app, Digital Theatre co-founder and chief executive Robert Delamere said: “We developed our iPad app as a direct response to feedback from our audience, and we’re delighted to bring Digital Theatre productions to a device with the convenience and ubiquity of the iPad. Our apps for iPad and Samsung Smart TV form the start of a strategy that will allow audiences to enjoy Digital Theatre productions where and when they want.”