Are you wanting to learn more about uk theatre? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk theatre podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
Best UK Theatre Podcasts 2021
The Goblin Podcast – Musical Stories for Kids
- Publisher: Goblin Theatre
- Total Episodes: 20
The Goblin Podcast is a kid’s podcast featuring original musical stories, from acclaimed children’s theatre makers. Each episode we’ll be bringing you new musical stories for the whole family to enjoy wherever you like. Our stories are full of catchy new songs and a lot of fun that will inspire the imagination of all ages.From The Legend of the Jazz Penguin (a musical adventure about a little Penguin looking for her sound) to Hey Diddle Diddle (a celebration of nonsense based on the nursery rhyme) and The Adventures of Pinocchio, our stories and music are made with the top quality production values and with a variety of talented actors, musicians and writers.Goblin is an acclaimed children’s theatre company from the UK, and have performed at lots of great venues including Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, National Theatre & Royal Exchange, Manchester.Here are what the press have said about our theatre shows:”Funny and beautiful… dazzling” The Guardian“Incredible, innovative children’s theatre” What’s On Stage“Groundbreaking… dream-like… imaginative” The Stage“An unmissable musical delight… made the children in the packed audience scream with incredulous laughter” TimeOut“A Brilliant show for children of all ages” Primary Times See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Things I Am Not
- Publisher: LegalAliens Theatre
- Total Episodes: 11
Ten audio-stories, written and performed by female artists who have migrated to the UK from ten different countries. What are the “things” people associate with migrant womxn? We certainly know what we are NOT. Recognising the stereotypes often projected on migrant womxn, LegalAliens Theatre asked 10 artists to respond to the theme THINGS I AM NOT, picking a style that truly represents them.
Making It with Temi Wilkey
- Publisher: OneFinePlay
- Total Episodes: 11
Welcome to ‘Making It’. The podcast about making it as an artist in the passionate and dynamic landscape of UK theatre.
The Official Manchester United Podcast
- Publisher: Manchester United
- Total Episodes: 82
Download the official Manchester United Podcast for exclusive interviews from some of the biggest names in football as they reveal stories you will have never heard before. Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May sit down with legends from the past and present day to give you a unique insight to Manchester United and the sometimes unbelievable world of football.If you’d like to get in touch with the pod, e-mail [email protected] is the only official podcast for fans of the Red Devils. Stories from players who know what it’s like to walk out at Old Trafford, The Theatre of Dreams. Hear about player transfers, playing under Sir Alex Ferguson and playing with the biggest names, like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
MusicalTalk – The UK’s Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
- Publisher: MusicalTalk
- Total Episodes: 577
We are a weekly podcast devoted to bringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre and film. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in. Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk
Comedy Whodunnits – for your ears
- Publisher: New Old Friends
- Total Episodes: 35
Following on from the award-winning success of Crimes Against Christmas, New Old Friends present more Comedy Whodunnits for your ears. Witty wordplay, hilarious characters and silly voices all wrapped up in fiendishly clever plots. Imagine the literary love-child of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse performed by two lovable fools and your halfway there. Creating these has been one of the only benefits of our theatre tours being postponed. Hope you enjoy. To support the company visit www.newoldfriends.co.uk (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2020
Chichester Festival Theatre Podcast
- Publisher: Chichester Festival Theatre
- Total Episodes: 42
Welcome to the Chichester Festival Theatre Podcast, hosted by George Bailey. We’ll be chatting about everything CFT related, featuring interviews with famous creatives as well as the staff who create the magic both onstage and off. Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people.
I LIKE NETWORKING
- Publisher: I LIKE NETWORKING
- Total Episodes: 31
I LIKE NETWORKING is the podcast inspired by our flagship networking program for women and non-binary people in the creative industries. Join us for conversations with inspiring experts from design, fashion, visual arts, theatre and beyond on how they designed their careers and how you can to. Expect candid conversations on diversity & inclusion, failure, job interviews and much more. For more information, visit ilikenetworking.uk
Heard/Unheard – The Lit Studio
- Publisher: Vikram Singh Thakur
- Total Episodes: 6
“Heard/unheard – The Lit Studio” is a podcast hosted by Vikram. With a Ph.D in literature, passion for poetry and love for theatre, this lit-prof brings for his listeners some heard/unheard stories about authors and their works ranging from Rumi, Amir Khusrow, Ghalib, Manto, Jaun Eliya and Muktibodh among others. Each episode will unravel a new writer. Traversing languages and cultures the podcast will take you on an engaging literary journey. Follow me on: Instagram.com/vsthakur01 Twitter.com/vsthakur_01 Or email at: [email protected]
CalmSonic – Blissful Music – Sound for Life
- Publisher: CalmSonic – Blissful Music – Sound for Life
- Total Episodes: 5
CalmSonic is a podcast with a focus on blissful ambient music for meditation & mindfulness, hypnosis, deep relaxation, stress management, bodywork, holistic health & wellbeing. The original music is inspired by sound healing traditions both ancient & modern and influenced by minimalism, ambient electronica & the Slow Music Movement. Chris Mullett – Founder & Composer – My music combines both acoustic & digital instruments with voice & ambient recordings to create flowing tracks which emanate peace, tranquility and harmony. I am constantly searching for new resonant sounds, rhythms & musical forms & have a deep interest in the power of music in both traditional and contemporary healing practices. I have over 20 years experience in composing music for meditation, hypnotherapy, relaxation and yoga & also compose music for film, theatre, dance and TV including work with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, Channel 4 Films & Granada TV. Please subscribe or visit www.silenciomusic.co.uk for more information, extended track versions & free downloads.
British Theatre Guide podcast
- Publisher: British Theatre Guide
- Total Episodes: 226
Interviews and more from the world of professional theatre right across the UK.
Theatre Beyond Borders
- Publisher: Cut the Cord Theatre
- Total Episodes: 15
A new podcast series seeking to demystify collaborating with international artists and presenting international plays in the UK. Cut the Cord Theatre will host a new podcast every other week, interviewing artists, funders and organisations in the UK and Nordic countries, to make international networking, skills-exchange and collaboration more accessible to emerging artists and companies.
Theatre Matters Podcast
- Publisher: Matt Harrop
- Total Episodes: 11
Talking about the state of the Theatre Industry in the UK, and trying to find solutions to getting theatre going again in the time of the coronavirus.Hosted by Matt Harrop, an actor within the theatre industry for over 23 years.
The Hear Me Now Podcast
- Publisher: A Tamasha production with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund
- Total Episodes: 9
Titilola Dawudu speaks to playwrights, actors and directors who are making waves in UK theatre, have a view of the ever changing landscape of the industry, and are keen to explore what the future might look like for ethnically diverse artists. With subjects ranging from Covid-19, identity, race and mental health, each episode features a performed monologue from hit book, “Hear Me Now – Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour”, or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast. Highlighting career pathways and opportunities for artists with the aim of bridging the gap for underrepresented artists, guests including Winsome Pinnock, Shiv Jalota, Endy McKay, Heather Agyepong and Jumoke Fashola ignite honest and open conversations about all things theatre. Brought to you by Tamasha Theatre Company with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund (City Bridge Trust).
The Blackshaw Arts Hour
- Publisher: Blackshaw Theatre
- Total Episodes: 23
Exciting radio drama, produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company (London, UK). A cracking catalogue of our fortnightly ‘magazine’ style show on Wandsworth Radio, plus standalone audio drama.
The Stage Podcast: Seven Stages
- Publisher: thestage
- Total Episodes: 32
Podcasts from The Stage cover the UK theatre scene and analysis of the performing arts. Seven Stages, the latest podcast series from The Stage, asks leading actors and creatives about the seven productions that are most important to them including: what was the first show you ever saw? Your biggest theatre regret? And which production would you choose to watch on a loop for eternity?
- Publisher: Tramshed
- Total Episodes: 6
Welcome to Tramshed Presents, the show that brings you the artists, the educators, the players and the punters, that make Tramshed a vibrant London theatre company and a cherished community arts hub For our first season – Sequins, Panties and Moustaches – we are joined by outstanding UK cabaret artists who have been sharing their passion and know-how with Tramshed’s Progression programme for emerging theatre talent aged 16 to 25. Listen every Tuesday.
Inside Out Theory
- Publisher: Christie Lee Manning
- Total Episodes: 19
Inside Out Theory ignites a new way of living. It’s a guide towards recovering your true self while providing you with the tools to achieve your own definition of success. Christie Lee Manning is the director of two theatre companies, three full length productions, and a four week artist development program in London, UK. After 20+ years in the entertainment industry, Christie’s hunger for self evolution exploded into podcast form. Christie created the Inside Out Theory to teach us how to disconnect from external validation, freeing us all to become the most powerful versions of ourselves.
The British Theatre Podcast
- Publisher: BritishTheatre.com
- Total Episodes: 3
The British Theatre Podcast brought to you by BritishTheatre.com, brings you interviews with some of the most interesting people in British Theatre. Through the podcast, you’ll meet people who work onstage, backstage and on the creative teams of productions all over the UK.
- Publisher: Wireless Theatre
- Total Episodes: 75
Wireless Theatre are one of the UK’s top radio drama production companies creating original audio content to download from the company website as well as multi-cast dramas for Audible and BBC.