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London Is Leading a Post-Pandemic Theater Streaming Revolution

  • 3D cameras, interactive technology help to win over skeptics
  • Viewers in 69 countries pay up to $90 for Claire Foy Zoom show
Claire Foy and Matt Smith in “Lungs.”
Claire Foy and Matt Smith in “Lungs.”Photographer: Helen Maybanks

When London’s theaters started streaming shows to home audiences in lockdown, the goal was to survive the pandemic. It’s worked so well that they don’t want to stop.

Almost half of stage venues in the capital are developing digital offerings to secure a new source of income long after their doors reopen post-Covid, according to The Society of London Theatre.