Thespie is a brand new multimedia theatre discovery platform to showcase theatre and the arts online.

Newly launched, Thespie is a website that has brought together world-class arts offerings across video & streaming, audio, ebooks, and educational resources for children and adults with the aim to help support the work of arts organisations and artists as they continue to release inspiring programming amidst the Covid-19 global shutdown.

Easy to navigate, the website has aggregated listings of digital theatre resources in one place to make it easy and accessible for people to use. It includes content from the world’s leading cultural institutions and
content platforms including: National Theatre Live, Sadler’s Wells, Royal Court Theatre, Met Opera, Audible and Disney.

The platform features a wide range of resources which can be filtered through genres or browse for specific moods. All of the resources are available either onsite, or by linking directly to a partner’s website. Users can watch livestream play performances, movie musicals, or artist talks; listen to audio dramas, musical theatre concerts, or theatre podcasts; discover theatre ebooks, scripts or digital songbooks; or explore digital exhibits, student guides, or family activities related to theatre.

This new website was founded by Tyler Stoops, who has spent his career combining the intersection of technology and the arts and is passionate about increasing people’s engagement with theatre. Talking about the launch he said: ” I’ve been so humbled by the generosity of spirit
displayed by artists and theatre-makers during this crisis, and our ambition at Thespie is to amplify their work so it can reach as broad an audience as possible. When Covid-19 hit, we quickly saw that building Thespie’s work to a global, multimedia scale could help audiences continue their journey of exploring theatre during this time where we can’t be together in person.”

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