Monthly Archives: October 2016

Is live-to-digital affecting audiences?

“From Live to Digital – Understanding the impact of digital development in theatre on audiences, production and distribution” by AEA Consulting for Arts Council England, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre.

This report from the UK addresses the question of how Event Cinema, and other forms of live-to-digital transmission in the performing arts, is affecting audiences, producers, venues and tour managers in the UK.

The answers are perhaps surprising: data reveal minimal impact on attendance, and overall stable levels of touring, although some organisations are experiencing challenges. Audiences do not believe Live-to-Digital is a substitute for live theatre; they believe it is a significant and distinct experience.

Read the full report here: Live to Digital research report