Brave New World: The Future of Theatre & Tech


Felix Barrett


Sarah Ellis

Royal Shakespeare Company

Simon Mellor

Arts Council England

Theatre has been working in its own virtual reality for centuries and has been at the forefront of new technologies in entertainment from electric light to projection mapping. This panel will focus on the emergence of VR and AR in theatre and what this means for producers and audiences. The panel will also explore some of the new partnerships developing with the tech industry and how theatre is responding to and shaping the rapidly changing landscape of our digital future.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: VR/AR
Level: Intermediate