Podcasts

Behind the Curtain
(English Touring Theatre)

A podcast series highlighting off-stage, behind the curtain roles: how are they surviving the pandemic of 2020 and what advice to they have for their peers and those wishing to enter the industry. 
   
British Theatre Guide

Interviews with theatre makers from across the UK

   
Come To Where I’m From

Not strictly a podcast but a collection of plays by Paines Plough available through its own app on either Android or Apple. 

   
Donmar Warehouse

Early podcasts (2018) focused on design. Lately more focused on current productions. 

   
Equity Green Room

Equity Vice President Jackie Clunes talks to fellow members about the issues facing creative workers and how the union is fighting to make positive changes in the industry. 

   
ERA 50:50 Podcast from Equal Representation for Actresses
   
Fun Palaces Podcast from the team that makes Fun Palaces weekend 
   
In Good Company

Podcast by Women Who founder Otegha Uwagba aimed at women in the workplace with a strong creative / cultural leaning – good for women in creative roles rather than just performers. 

   
Industry Minds

Mental health support podcast / also provides mental health support.

   
Making it: Temi Wilkey

Podcast from the Bush Theatre hosted by Temi Wilkey who speak to theatre makers about how and why they make theatre and what they do to survive. 

   

National Theatre Podcast

NT Talks

An early series of podcasts from the National recorded in 2017 on theatre issues such as failure and new writing: nothing recorded after 2017

Conversations recorded live at the National Theatre as part of its platform talks. 

   
Not True, But Useful

Cheek by Jowl artistic directors talk about theatre, plays, acting and directing. 

   
Off Book

The Young Vic’s podcast series with interviews with directors, writers, and performers relating to productions at The Young Vic.

   
Offstage 

Insight into behind the scenes in professional theatre and the people who make theatre happen. 

   
Play Crush: The Old Vic

Joe Murphy, previous Old Vic Baylis Director, welcomes guests  a new guest fortnightly to talk about, and to ask them the ultimate question: what’s your favourite play?

   

Pursued by a Bear 
(The Legacy Tapes)

Exeunt Magazine’s Podcast series covers general theatre interviews: the Legacy Tapes talk to theatre artistic directors about legacy in theatre. 
   
Royal Court Playwright’s Podcast

“The Writer’s Theatre’s” series of podcasts with leading and new playwrights, hosted by Simon Stephens. 

   
Spotlight

Podcasts of a wide variety of subjects from how to get work to your rights when working with guests from across the industry – useful to any performer. 

   
The Honest Actors’ Podcast

Podcast series by actor Jonathan Harden who interviews actors on the realities of life as a working actor.  

   
The Stage: Seven Stages

Short podcast series from The Stage speaking to notable creatives. 

   
The Two Shots podcast

Actor Craig Parkinson interviews actors on the highs and lows of the job. 

   
The Voiceover Hour

Podcast speak to the top professional, casting directors and agents in the Voiceover world

   
Theatre Royal Stratford East

Early podcasts concentrated on the theatre’s current productions, more recently focusing on the lives and roles of theatre freelancers. 

   
Theatre Voice

Interviews with theatre makers

   
What I Love

A brief series recorded during the theatre shutdown of 2020, director Ian Rickson who speaks to creatives about what matters to them by sharing three cultural highlights. 

   
Who Am I This Time?  Actor David Morrissey interviews actors on the before, during and after one significant role in their careers. 
   
Wise Children

Production podcasts from the new theatre company of Emma Rice, former artistic director of Kneehigh Theatre.