10 Reasons Why Theatre is so Special

There is nothing quite like live theatre – as you theatre lovers will know! But what exactly is it that makes it so special? Here are 10 reasons why we believe theatre is such a special experience.

  1. No performance is exactly the same, so you are seeing something truly unique!
  2. The rush of excitement you get watching talented performers portray relatable human emotions right in front of your very eyes can be a moving experience.
  3. To feel the vibrations of live music (especially in musical theatre) is something pretty special.
  4. You don’t have to damage your poor eyes watching an interesting story unfold on a screen, instead you can watch an interesting story LIVE!
  5. There is an element of exciting risk watching live theatre… will the actors remember their lines? Will they hit those high notes?
  6. There is actual research that shows audiences hearts synching while at the theatre – you can read more about that here
  7. Just like seeing a sports game live, the atmosphere is incredible (I mean – have you been in the audience for one of our outdoor Summer Shakespeare shows?!)
  8. History! Theatre mirrors the past, present, and future of our world. It makes history come alive right before our eyes, giving audiences a chance to connect with history and be educated all while being entertained.
  9. Theatre helps us understand cultures other than our own. We can learn so much about people from all around the world by studying their performance traditions.
  10. Perhaps the most important of all: COMMUNITY. The gathering of a community to have the shared experience of storytelling has been a thing for as long as humans have lived on earth. For a performance to happen, people need to gather in one place for a couple of hours, and witness an event that may be beautiful, funny, moving, and thought-provoking. In a time where most of our communication happens in front of a screen, bringing people together for a positive experience is something that matters.

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