UK Theatre, SOLT and Arts Council England are carrying out research to look at the impact digital developments are having on audiences, production and distribution. We have commissioned one of the world's leading arts, culture, and entertainment consulting firms, AEA Consulting, to carry out the research.
The study focuses on the following types of distribution of theatre, referred to as ‘live-to-digital’:
• Event cinema
• Live and on-demand TV broadcast
• Live and on-demand online viewing
• Digital screenings in alternative venues such as libraries, galleries, and pubs
The results of this study, which also includes interviews, focus groups, and a survey of audiences, will be used to inform policy and investment, and more broadly to provide evidence for the sector about the marketplace – both supply and demand, opportunities and challenges.
A final report will be published in mid-2016.
Date Published: 11 May 2016