How digital theatre is creating a new medium of entertainment

Since lockdown struck in March 2020, theatrical performances have been taking place over Zoom, with the audience watching from their living rooms.

Traditional theatres found themselves without audiences, breaking the performing arts industry to its knees, meaning the industry was forced to adapt or face possible breaking point.

Creation Theatre, a performing arts company based in Oxford, began experimenting with digital theatre before the pandemic, while other theatres stuck to traditional shows.

The company was founded in 1996 and has been pioneering remote performances for the past year, adapting to the difficult times.

As a result, the Creation Theatre team are confident they can look positively into the future, as digital theatre opens up almost limitless possibilities.

They believe digital theatre has the potential to be more environmentally sustainable, more accessible to a wider audience, and make theatre more popular and relevant than ever before.

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