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The Stage launches 52 Stages Instagram project

Clockwise from top left: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Belfast Lyric Theatre and London's Old Vic. Photos: David Jensen, Philip Vile, Dennis Gilbert, Manuel Harlan Clockwise from top left: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Belfast Lyric Theatre and London's Old Vic. Photos: David Jensen, Philip Vile, Dennis Gilbert, Manuel Harlan
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The Stage has launched a new Instagram project that will feature 52 theatres over a year, including London’s Old Vic and the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

Every week, a different theatre will take charge of the 52 Stages Instagram account to showcase its work and give behind-the-scenes insight into its organisation.

Other theatres that have signed up to be involved include Chichester Festival Theatre, Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre, and the new Bridge Theatre in London.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will be the first theatre to take part, commencing the project on July 3.

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre in Edinburgh, Leicester’s Curve Theatre, the Other Room in Cardiff and the Lyric Theatre Belfast are also among venues taking part.

Alistair Smith, print editor of The Stage, said: “The UK has some of the most innovative and beautiful theatres in the world and this new partnership will raise awareness of the brilliant work being carried out at these venues, some of which people may not be aware of.

“52 Stages is a celebration of the theatres across the UK and the people and activities that often get overlooked. I hope it gives audiences an insight into the variety in the British theatre industry and the exciting work happening at these world-leading venues.”

Andy Locke, commercial director at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, said: “We couldn’t be prouder to be launching 52 Stages.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to share with a new generation of audiences across the UK the great work that is being done both on and off stage.”

Nineteen theatres have been scheduled to take part so far, with more to be announced.

Theatres can apply to take part here and the Instagram account can be followed at @52Stages.

Find out more about 52 Stages here. 

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