The second edition of The Big Stage, our cross-platform venture with The Big Issue, is out this week.
The initiative means that readers of both WhatsOnStage and The Big Issue can enjoy our content, which this month features an interview with Spooks star Miranda Raison, who opens this week in Strangers on a Train.
Buy your copy of The Big Issue in towns and cities across the UK - click here to find your local vendor
The Big Issue and WhatsOnStage are both long established brands, respected for their high-quality, independent content, and catering for educated, affluent and active consumers. Readers share a passion for theatre and entertainment: 57% of WhatsOnStage site visitors attend the theatre at least once a month, while The Big Issue reader is three times more likely than national average to attend the theatre once a month or more.
The Big Stage builds on a partnership, announced in September, between The Big Issue and the WhatsOnStage Awards, which are run by WhatsOnStage.com and, now in their 14th year, are the UK's only theatre awards decided across the board by the public (with over 60,000 theatregoers voting annually).
Nominate now for the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards!
About The Big Issue - A hand up, not a hand out: The Big Issue Company, founded by John Bird and Gordon Roddick as a pioneering social enterprise in 1991, offers people who are homeless the opportunity to earn their own money; a livelihood. The vulnerably housed buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell it for £2.50 in targeted consumer hotspots, including key pitches in and around London's West End.
The Big Stage is a joint venture between WhatsOnStage and The Big Issue magazine. Edited versions of this content appears once a month in the magazine, as well as online at www.whatsonstage.com and www.bigissue.com.