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Since its launch in 1880, The Stage has been known throughout the performing arts world as the number one source of theatre news, reviews, jobs and advice.

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Audience Profile

42% male | 58% female

57% live in London or South East of England

Our readers are a combination of young enthusiastic theatre lovers and maturing theatre professionals with strong buying power.

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The biggest selection of theatre jobs in the UK, advertising vacancies including auditions, backstage, wardrobe, and administrative roles. 

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Get featured in our weekly newspaper available in over 3,000 stores, and read by every important theatrical institution in the UK. 

Choices include a full page colour advert or our in-depth advertorials.


Send your message direct to targeted users either through a solus email campaign or as part of our twice-weekly newsletter. 

Our in-house team can build and tailor your campaigns for you.

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Get unparalleled exposure on The Stage website through display advertising, optimised to ensure your message is seen across mobile, desktop and tablet. This includes banner adverts and website wallpaper takeovers.

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Have your message published to one of our social media channels. The Stage Twitter account has more followers than any other direct competitor, and our Facebook page has YOY growth of 34%, with consistently high engagement.

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Get your business associated with world-class events and initiatives supporting the performing arts including The Stage Debut Awards and The Stage Critic Search.

84% of readers go to the theatre at least once every 3 months, with over 65% going at least once a month.

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The Stage readers are highly engaged influencers, and we can help you start a dialogue with these key consumers that no other organisation can influence. We are continuously growing our subscriber base, and in 2016 The Stage website had:



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“The Stage has been and always will be, my first point of contact in sharing any news about our courses, shows and recruitment opportunities.

I have always received excellent professional service, advice and fantastic feedback, especially from the recruitment section and the majority of all job applications we receive have come via applicants seeing the ad in both the paper and online.

Can not recommend it highly enough!”

Anna Travers, head of marketing
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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Our readers are influencers and early adopters: 

  • 80% are asked by friends and family for theatre recommendations. 
  • 66% state they see a show before any of their friends or family.

Source: Google Analytics and 2017 readership survey.

65,000 users signed up to our bi-weekly newsletter.

Over 33,000 potential candidates receive job alerts from The Stage Jobs.

The Stage has a social media reach of over 220,000. Social reach grew YoY by over 20%.

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