Following the closure of TheatreForum (previously the WhatsOnStage discussion board), theatre fans have come together to launch a new online discussion forum.
Entitled TheatreBoard, the new independent online forum creates a brand new home for "lively and informed" discussion about the UK theatre scene and beyond.
A small team of volunteer staff came together to cover the costs and work on the design and functionality of the new site which already boasts over 500 members and is averaging 17,000 hits a day.
TheatreBoard features sections discussing Musicals; Plays; Performers and following member demand, a new area dedicated to Opera and Dance. Conversations already cover dozens of productions including West End, fringe and touring; alongside topics as diverse as badly behaved audiences to theatre technology and a live chat planned for the upcoming Olivier Awards.