As Brazilian writer-director and politician Augusto Boal once said, “we must all do theatre to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.” Those of you who have attended plays regularly must have marveled many times at the magic of art being created in front of your very eyes in real-time. In honor of World Theatre Day 2017, we at Kiss Doodles thought we’d add some drama (pun intended) by spotlighting ten Instagram accounts every theatre buff should follow.
One of the largest theatrical producers in the world, Cirque du Soleil shows have left audiences stunned. If you have a friend who has visited Las Vegas, chances are they have probably told you many stories of the superior quality of Cirque productions. Keep up with insider information such as video clips, photos and more behind-the-scenes dope on their Instagram page!
Pretty much every theatre artist has a dream to perform on Broadway – the musicals that have opened at Broadway have always been top-notch. Follow Broadway on Instagram for some nostalgic throwback images, behind-the-scenes pics and inspiration.
This is the look of Broadway dreams coming true! Congrats @rodney.ingram on taking your first bow as Raoul in @phantombway! || ? @emiliomk A post shared by Broadway.com (@broadwaycom) on
If you love attending plays, the joy of holding a playbill is something which can’t be put into words – that’s why a good thing we have pictures to express what mere words cannot! Follow Playbill on Instagram to satisfy the theatre nerd in you.
More and more children are getting involved in theatre at a young age, especially in school productions. Theatre Kid Confessions is an adorable niche Instagram account which spotlights the fears and confessions of little ones on stage – but, don’t be mistaken, their following isn’t little, it is growing day-by-day.
Confession #563 by Anonymous Today marks exactly one week from my first Oklahoma tech day? –Baker’s Wife #theatrelife #theatrekid #theatrekidproblems #theatreproblems #theatreconfessions #theatrekidconfessions #rehearsal #backstage #icantihaverehearsal #musical A post shared by Original Theatre Confessions (@theatrekidconfessions) on
Dedicated to the man himself, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a special account to follow for theatre enthusiasts. From images of theatre productions running there to behind-the-scenes images and photos of the venue, this account is for every Shakespare fan.
Formed in 1979, Sydney Theatre Company is among one of the top theatre companies in the world. Follow them to stay tuned on productions and to witness many memorable moments both on and off stage!
Three very different newsrooms, one rehearsal room. Talk is a new darkly humorous satire on modern journalism by Jonathan Biggins. Currently rehearsing at The Wharf, it heads to @sydneyoperahouse soon for its first preview on 3 Apr. #STCTalk #sydneytheatreco Photo by @diceboey A post shared by Sydney Theatre Company (@sydneytheatreco) on
One of the finest venues in Los Angeles, Hollywood Pantages Theatre has hosted many musical productions, including those which have run on Broadway. If you love all things LA related, their Instagram account will add fuel to the fire when it comes to your theatre dreams!
Usually, what happens behind stage can me even more dramatic than what’s happening on stage. If you have been involved in theatre, or have friends who are, we’re sure you have plenty of stories up your sleeve. Theatre Problems pays tribute to such stories and dilemmas in a funny manner. This is an interesting account to follow if you happen to be a theatre professional.
Excited to see this. Break a leg @heidiblick @emmahunton #TheatreProblems A post shared by Theatre Problems (@theatreproblemsofficial) on
Although Mumbai is known to be home to Bollywood, one of the largest film industries in the world, there is a steadily growing theatre scene, as well. Follow Prithvi Theatre’s Instagram page to stay tuned on some of the finest theatre productions taking place in Mumbai, as well as theatre fests and more!
#Repost @louizbanksofficial with @repostapp ・・・ Last night’s concert at Prithvi theatre was a performance that will be remembered for a long long time…..the carefully selected repertoire was executed by each and every artist with deep love and technical virtuosity that was touched by Divinity…..the sublime acoustics of Prithvi theatre brought out the acoustic richness of each instrument beautifully……no mikes just pure acoustic and natural reproduction that touched everyone in the auditorium…the room was packed to the very brim with cheering people ….celebrities and all….the 1st row was just a feet away from the band…….and they listened in pin drop silence soaking in every nuance in the music…..roaring their appreciation at the end of every solo improvisation……video screens outside projected the concert to throngs of people who could not get in……Prithvi theatre under the direction of my friend Kunal Kapoor is doing exemplary service in promoting art and music and theatre in the city….did I tell you that they also serve the most delicious delicacies in the Prithvi cafe ……….guess what ……the Irish coffee is out of this world…….my all time favourite…….what a night..thank you Zakir bhai for an amazing experience……the band comprising of Zakir Hussain on tabla and percussion, Louiz Banks piano,Avishai Cohen trumpet,Sanjay Divecha acoustic guitar,Niladri Kumar sitar ,Abhinav Khokhar on acoustic bass and Sabir Khan on sarangi….plus guest artist Navin Sharma on dholak….was inspirational……. #prithvitheatre #zakirhussain #avishaicohen #sanjaydivecha #niladrikumar #sabirkhan #navinsharma #kunalkapoor
Every theatre nerd will love this Instagram account titled Theatre Nerds itself – from memes, to hilarious quotes to inspirational images and more, this account serves as a one-stop shop for your regular dose of all things theatre.
On show days, we wear black. ___________________ #theatrenerds #techtalk #backstagelife #thespian #theatre #broadway #musicals #stagecrew #thestruggle #blackonblackonblack #theatrememes A post shared by TheatreNerds.com OFFICIAL (@theatre.nerds) on
Are there any Instagram accounts of theatre venues, groups and behind-the-scenes catalogues which you follow closely? Comment below and let us know!