Fans of the theatre can now get news, information and book tickets through their mobile phones. This is our round-up of the best theatre-related applications available at the moment.
Developed for the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Theatre Ninja iPhone app allows producers and directors to offer free last-minute tickets for their shows via an online forum.
This app offers comprehensive information and booking facilities for theatrical productions all around the UK including the latest listings from the theatres and “one-click” box office links.
This is the app for you if you want to keep up-to-date with the latest news from the West End, read the latest reviews, watch video clips and book tickets online.
The largest theatre site on the web now has mobile applications for all smartphone handsets. This brings together theatre news, blogs and message boards, not just from the Great White Way, but from around the world.
The Stage Jobs and Auditions
If you’re an aspiring actor, this app from the UK’s leading theatrical newspaper is for you. All the latest performing arts vacancies are listed here, making it a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest theatrical developments even if you’re not planning on auditioning yourself.
What’s On Theatre for the iPhone
This is the definitive what’s on guide to the West End, covering ticket availability, theatre location maps, show profiles and late bookings up to 6.30pm on the day of a show.
Most famous for its music coverage, the NME’s iPhone app also covers concert listings around the UK, along with bespoke news on the artists plus exclusive videos and pictures.
As you can imagine, this application finds vouchers for all sorts of things, as well as the theatre. It is a great resource for people looking for bargains on tickets from theatres across Britain.
If you’re trying to plan a night out, this free app from the UK’s round-the-clock entertainment guide will help you to make a decision. It provides detailed information on local events including show times for the whole county.
We Will Rock You – the game
Some of the big West End shows are now trying out mobile applications that give fans a little bit extra. The best one is the We Will Rock You game, inspired by the hit Queen musical. Unlike a lot of the show apps, this is fun whether you are familiar with the musical or not.