12 Theatre Podcasts That You Will Love – UPDATED

Podcasts are a great way to get inspired, stay on top of new trends, and learn about interesting people. And although they aren’t new to the theatrical world, more and more theatre-related ones are starting to pop up. The list below contains old, new big, small, and basically a whole range of the best theatre podcasts for your enjoyment. So sit back, relax, and get listening!

*Every podcast on the list is an honest recommendation, but ones that are marked with a ⭐ are highly recommended by Theatre Trip!


1. Broadwaysted

We’re kicking off the list with Broadwaysted➝, as they recently hit their 100th episode! In this podcast, the hosts (Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly) sit down to chat with people in the theatre community. But things don’t get too serious, as they tend to enjoy their time together with games and “casual drinks”. So grab your own drink and check them out for a good time!


2. Shakespeare Unlimited

Shakespeare Unlimited➝ is put on by the Folger Shakespeare Library, so it’s no wonder that it’s packed with quality information and super interesting content. Here you can find really unique episodes, like Imagining “Shakespeare’s Wife” and “How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England”.


3. Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour ⭐

Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour➝ is a hilarious and fun podcast run by two guys who just love musical theatre. In every episode, they break down a popular musical in an easygoing and accessible manner. If you’re at all a fan of musical theatre, you’ll have to give this a listen!


4. Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast 

If you’re looking for something a bit different, then Off Book➝ is exactly what you need to be listening to! Every episode features a brand-new, and totally improvised musical. This is one of the greatest musical theatre podcasts, and it’s treat for the soul from start to finish.


5. The 98%

The 98%➝ is geared specifically towards living that #actorslife! It’s hosted by actors and for actors, and they pride themselves on talking openly about what it takes to survive day-to-day life as a thespian.


6. Musicals With Cheese

This podcast is especially fun since it’s run by one host who is a musical theatre expert and one that knows nothing about the theatre world. In each episode of Musicals with Cheese➝, they choose a new musical to analyze while being their silly selves.


7. Twins Talk Theatre

Twins Talk Theatre➝ is a podcast hosted by two twins who interview people who are active in the theatre. Give this a listen to hear shared stories of how people got started, their journeys to success, and some of their funny moments along the way.


8. The Ensemblist

The Ensemblist➝ is an online advocate for artists working in theatre ensembles. Each of their episodes feature exciting conversations about Broadway ensembles and what it means to be a successful theatre artist.


9. The Theatre History Podcast

As a more educational addition to the list, The Theatre History Podcast➝ explores the history of theatre and performance. The hosts focus on introducing listeners to scholars and artists who are active in the community. Make sure to check it out if you’re looking to brush up on your theatrical knowledge!


10. Three on the Aisle

Three on the Aisle➝ is hosted by three drama critics – Peter Marks, Terry Teachout, and Elisabeth Vincentelli. Here you’ll find a variety of topics – including personal opinions, theatre reviews, and interviews with theatre professionals.


11. On Tap: A Theatre & Performing Studies Podcast

On Tap➝ is unique in that it caters to grad students, professors, scholars, and anyone interested in academic theatre/performance studies. So if you want to give your theatrical knowledge a boost, this is a great place to start!


12. Chop Bard

Chop Bard➝ is an amazing podcast for anyone who wants to delve deeper into Shakespeare’s plays. The podcast’s host (Ehren Ziegler) picks apart the plays for the listeners, scene by scene, line by line.


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Do you have any theatre podcasts to add to the list?

If so, please do let us know in the comments below! And for more fun and exciting ways to stay up-to-date on theatre happenings (such as access to plays, job listings, and opportunities to watch on-screen theatre), feel free to visit our great list of theatre resources!


Stacy Karyn, author of Theatre Podcasts.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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