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Are you wanting to learn more about theatre ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best theatre podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Theatre Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Decoder Ring Theatre

  • Publisher: Decoder Ring Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 430

Decoder Ring Theatre presents new stories and characters inspired by the classic broadcasts of the Golden Age of Radio. The crimebusting exploits of The Red Panda – Canada’s Greatest Superhero! The mystery of that hardest-boiled of detectives, Black Jack Justice… all this and more in full-length, full-cast recordings.

Fireside Mystery Theatre

  • Publisher: Fireside Mystery Productions
  • Total Episodes: 181

Fireside Mystery Theatre is original audio drama performed and recorded live. We’re styled in the fashion of old-time radio theatre with a decidedly modern macabre sensibility!We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in NYC with a full cast, a live, improvised score, and musical acts that complement our anthology of stories. Join host Ms. Ali Silva and with her amazing company of actors and musicians for this varied series of thrilling and chilling tales!Also from Fireside Mystery Productions: The Midnight Reading, a special recurring series of dramatic readings of lost classics from the world of macabre fiction that have inspired our show.For more information, merchandise and upcoming live shows visit our website.http://www.firesidemysterytheatre.comConnect with us! @firesidemysteryhttps://twitter.com/firesidemystery

Moonlight Audio Theatre

  • Publisher: Moonlight Audio Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 748

Your Portal to the Best in Modern Audio Drama Mystery, Horror, Suspense, Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Special Features.

LA Theatre Works

  • Publisher: LATW
  • Total Episodes: 111

L.A. Theatre Works brings you contemporary, edgy stories from leading writers, starring name actors from stage and screen.

Audio Theatre Central

  • Publisher: Porchlight Family Media
  • Total Episodes: 278

Audio Theatre Central is a podcast that explores family-friendly audio drama. We will follow the new releases from series such as Lamplighter Theatre, Adventures in Odyssey, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, Heirloom Audio, Jonathan Park, and more. But will also introduce and discuss other productions that we feel would be of interest to our listeners. We also feature exclusive interviews with cast and crew members of the top radio drama productions.

A Musical Theatre Podcast

  • Publisher: Jeffrey Scott Parsons
  • Total Episodes: 59

Conversations revealing the cultural and emotional impact of our favorite musicals in theatre history.

The Redrum Theatre

  • Publisher: Ernesto Alaniz, Antonio Moreno
  • Total Episodes: 123

Two brothers talk about the movies that raised them wrong and raised them right. Along the way they laugh, get nostalgic, and have an all around awesome time.

HowlRound Theatre Commons

  • Publisher: HowlRound Theatre Commons
  • Total Episodes: 208

We’re a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide, and we’ve been amplifying progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitating connections between diverse practitioners for the past decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values.

American Theatre’s Offscript

  • Total Episodes: 226

The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. Range of topics include playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.

Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour

  • Publisher: Broadway Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 112

We’re Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we’re obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won’t shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you’re looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!

Token Theatre Friends

  • Publisher: Broadway Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 41

A community of BIPOC theater enthusiasts offering opportunities for theatre lovers to discover and engage with the works of artists we love. We bring a fresh perspective to the performing arts, exploring new work from underserved artists in our weekly web series and podcast, as well as our features and reviews. We don’t talk about representation, we are representation. Become a contributor on Patreon at www.patreon.com/tokentheatrefriends.

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

  • Publisher: Broadway Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 158

Intimate, personal conversations with the biggest talents from professional theatre, tv, film, and more. Hear their secrets, what makes them laugh, stresses them out, and how they manage the anxiety of success. We feature both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters or productions themselves.​This is a podcast for artists, made by artists. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both as cast and creative, host Alan Seales speaks with Broadway, TV, film and beyond’s biggest talents to learn more about not only how the world of theatre and performing operate, but also what makes it so real and human. In-depth, personal, behind-the-scenes conversations will highlight special details of the industry that most people may not know exist, will always find out what makes the guests love their craft, what makes them tick, and what truly inspires them.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Pipe Dream Theatre

  • Publisher: Liz Muller & C. E. Simon
  • Total Episodes: 6

Unique musicals and plays delivered directly to you in a one of a kind audio experience.

The Theatre of Tomorrow

  • Publisher: Midnight Disease Productions
  • Total Episodes: 50

This is an anthology science-fiction audio drama. We spend hours developing and editing each episode for a rich and polished radio experience. A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! An interview with a man from the afterlife! Anything you can imagine is on stage at The Theatre of Tomorrow. Full seasons, and stand alone episodes with more coming every month!

15 Minute Theatre

  • Publisher: 15 Minute Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 69

15 Minute theatre is a review show like no other. Join James and Vicki as they review a theatre show in 15 minutes. We give our honest opinion on what we have been to see, and also rate it… If you would like to contact us, please find us on twtter or drop us a line at [email protected] an we may come and review a show near you!

Dice Tower Theatre

  • Publisher: dicetowertheatre
  • Total Episodes: 42

Dice Tower Theatre is an Audiodrama retelling of a Fantasy Roleplaying Game. Swords sorcery and adventure await the listener in our exciting tale of 6 children growing up in a fantastical world of magic and dragons.

The History Of European Theatre

  • Publisher: Philip Rowe
  • Total Episodes: 54

A podcast tracing the development of theatre from ancient Greece to the present day through the places and people who made theatre happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we’ll learn about the social. political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable – https://chartable.com/privacy

WGN Radio Theatre

  • Publisher: wgnradio.com
  • Total Episodes: 489

WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari Podcast from Chicago’s Very Own, 720 WGN

Theatre Audience Podcast

  • Publisher: Natalie
  • Total Episodes: 33

Theatre Audience Podcast bringing you news, reviews, interviews and recommendations of the latest must-see theatre. Discussing what’s on, what’s been and gone and audience-friendly advice on getting hot tickets.

The Frightmare Theatre Podcast

  • Publisher: Arcane
  • Total Episodes: 17

The Frightmare Theatre Podcast is a horror audio drama anthology series from ARCANE. Broadcasting from a decrepit radio studio across the astral plane, the Frightmare Theatre team strives to make your nightmares a reality. Each eerie episode brings new terrifying (and at times hilarious) horror radio dramas to life. We invite you to join host, Doctor Necropolis, and the rest of the Frightmare Theatre team as they introduce a variety of suspenseful stories that are sure to send shivers down your spine! Unearth more at https://www.frightmaretheatrepodcast.com/ Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/FrightmareTheatrePodcast

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