Lyric Hammersmith and Digital Theatre+ announce a new pioneering digital partnership

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The Lyric will programme a number of Digital Theatre+ captured theatre productions on the Big Screen in Lyric Square as part of the HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, a free public festival that takes place each summer. Digital Theatre + will also make use of the Lyric’s state of the art facilities, including its film studio, edit suite and cinema during the partnership and both partners are committed to working together to identify further opportunities to provide digital skills development for young people as part of the Lyric’s extensive Young Lyric programme and its work to provide pathways into creative careers for young people from all backgrounds. Sian Alexander, Executive Director for the Lyric Hammersmith said “This innovative new partnership combines the work of

Digital Theatre + will also make use of the Lyric’s state of the art facilities, including its film studio, edit suite and cinema during the partnership and both partners are committed to working together to identify further opportunities to provide digital skills development for young people as part of the Lyric’s extensive Young Lyric programme and its work to provide pathways into creative careers for young people from all backgrounds. Sian Alexander, Executive Director for the Lyric Hammersmith said “This innovative new partnership combines the work of

Sian Alexander, Executive Director for the Lyric Hammersmith said “This innovative new partnership combines the work of a leading UK producing theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, with the digital expertise and reach of Digital Theatre to create a range of insightful new digital learning resources for young people and to enable a greater number of people to enjoy and access the Lyric’s work. We are excited for the potential of this creative collaboration which is enabled by the fantastic new facilities in our recently extended and refurbished building and we look forward to continuing to develop this partnership over a number of years.” Fiona Lindsay, Digital Theatre’s Creative Producer added, “Our partnership with the Lyric Hammersmith will demonstrate how to maximize the potential of live work so that it has

Fiona Lindsay, Digital Theatre’s Creative Producer added, “Our partnership with the Lyric Hammersmith will demonstrate how to maximize the potential of live work so that it has reach that extends beyond boundaries and constraints. Together, we will forge a global strategic creative, digital and cultural learning partnership that will ensure that students and teachers have access to content that motivates, inspires and that is relevant to them. We share the Lyric’s commitment to young people and emerging artists and will endeavor to harness their pioneering spirit with our digital expertise to develop a new form of digital cultural learning.

Theatre has always been a fusion of the arts and technology. In the twenty-first century this can be truly transformative. With the accelerating role of broadcast theatre plus live performance in today’s creative and educational landscape, it is vital for arts organisations to initiate new ways of collaborating and this ambitious new partnership does that.”

 

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For further information please contact Allie Aspinall, Head of Marketing for Digital Theatre, on allie.aspinall@bigcleverlearning.com or 0203 873 1356

 

About the Lyric Hammersmith

The Lyric Hammersmith is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. For more than one hundred and twenty years it has been responsible for creating some of the UK’s most adventurous and acclaimed theatrical work. It has gained a national reputation for its work with and for children and young people and creates pathways into the arts for young talent from all backgrounds, helping to diversify our industry. Recent productions include our critically acclaimed annual pantomimes, the smash hit Bugsy Malone, the international tour and co-production with Filter Theatre of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a new UK production of international phenomenon, Terror.

The Lyric’s dual commitment to producing the highest quality contemporary theatre alongside nurturing the creativity of young people is what makes it unique within the cultural ecology of the UK. It is a local theatre rooted in its community with a national and international reputation for the quality and innovation of its artistic work.

 

About Digital Theatre+

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ is the world’s leading educational platform for English and the Performing Arts, providing over 3 million students, within schools, colleges and universities, across 65 countries, with access to 800+ theatre productions and educational resources.

We collaborate with renowned theatre companies, actors and creatives to capture live performances in stunning quality and bring you insights from behind the scenes; we curate the very best productions from over 50 of the world’s leading arts organisations; and we commission educational resources from leading practitioners and academics.

DT+ is constantly evolving, with more productions, interviews, and written content being added every month. In fact, the content available on the platform nearly tripled in 2016:

• 370+ classic, contemporary and international productions, with many exclusive to DT+

• 260+ exclusive interviews exploring the dramatic, technical theatre-making process, as well as experimental, post-dramatic and applied theatre

• 180+ essays, documentaries, lectures, and study guides, covering theatre history, context, language analysis, encyclopaedia entries, and practical technique

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