20 Instagram accounts every theatre lover should be following

Spice up your timeline with these fabulously stagey Instagram accounts

We round up our favourite Instagram accounts
We round up our favourite Instagram accounts

We know that it's mostly for over-filtered pictures of dogs, dinners and daiquiris, but every once in a while it's nice to have an injection of theatre to your Instagram timeline. So below we round up our favourite theatrical Instagrammers.


© ianmckellen on Instagram

1. Ian McKellen

You've marvelled at his Magneto and gasped at his Gandalph, but have you been inspired by his Insta? A joyful selection of throwbacks and inside looks – particularly at his King Lear which is West End bound – make this knight's account worth a follow.

© mikejibson on Instagram

2. Michael Jibson

If it's a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton you're after then King George III, AKA Michael Jibson, is the man for the job.

© christinabennington on Instagram

3. Christina Bennington

Bat fans and vegans unite! Bennington's back in the West End as Raven in Jim Steinman's Meat Loaf musical Bat Out of Hell and her account is full of fab photos from her time on the show – as well as the odd food porn. She loves an Insta story from time to time too.

© rosaliemaecraig on Instagram

4. Rosalie Craig

Ever wondered how West End stars balance a glittering showbiz life with the demands of parenthood? Then Rosalie Craig's Insta is a great snapshot into the collision of these two worlds. Featuring cute baby pics and selfies with Imelda Staunton, what more could you need?

© missdumezweni on Instagram

5. Noma Dumezweni

She stole the hearts of theatregoers around the country with her Olivier Award-winning performance as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, before she promptly upped and left us all for the bright lights of Broadway. It's good that she's brilliant on Insta then with celeb selfies including Laurence Fishburne and Ben Platt mixed with fun vids and the odd Potter pic.


© almeida_theatre on Instagram

6. Almeida Theatre

From lush behind-the-scenes access to beautiful pictures of Andrew Scott, the Upper Street theatre is definitely an account to follow.

© bushtheatre on Instagram

7. Bush Theatre

We're big fans of the Bush, particularly since they reopened their brand-spanking-new theatre and their account has lots of lovely pics that will make anyone want to visit.

© orangetreetheatre on Instagram

8. Orange Tree Theatre

Aside from the odd 'look at how many stars we got' posts, the Orange Tree posts a mixture of awesome show images and fun backstage shots – including their cute part-time theatre doggy Koby.

© chichesterft on Instagram

9. Chichester Festival Theatre

From interviews with the people who work there to choirs singing front of house, Chichester Festival Theatre's Insta is partial to a video or two – which we can totally get on board with.

© oldvictheatre on Instagram

10. The Old Vic

From Bertie Carvel running the London Marathon to a baby in rehearsals, the guys at the Old Vic know how to balance their edgy production pics with a whole lotta fun.

© northern_stage on Instagram

11. Northern Stage

Those lads and ladies 'up north' in Newcastle know how to take a lovely snap. This account offers brilliant unseen looks into the design process from costumes to model boxes, as well as a smattering of Sting pics – win-win.

© thewatermilltheatre on Instagram

12. The Watermill Theatre

The setting for The Watermill Theatre in Newbury is one of the most beautiful in the UK, so they'd struggle to mess this one up, it's pretty much made for Insta. As expected, their timeline features lots of greenery, ducklings and theatre doggies.

© nuffieldsouthamptontheatres on Instagram

13. Nuffield Southampton Theatres

To accompany their sparkly new theatre in the heart of Southampton, the NST lot have a delightfully colourful Insta. Recent fun posts include pics of their grand opening and a from-concept-to-production look at the set of Sleuth.


© thersc on Instagram

14. Royal Shakespeare Company

One of our favourite Instagram accounts, the RSC posts a great range of pics and videos from throwbacks to inside looks at the set design process. A must follow.

© talawatc on Instagram

15. Talawa Theatre Company

Get on board with Britain's primary Black led theatre company as it travels its brilliant work around the country. They're fond of a filter and we love their backstage pics.

© graeaetheatrecompany on Instagram

16. Graeae Theatre Company

They're relatively new to Instagram having only joined in January, but they're getting the hang of it pretty quickly and post fab backstage insights from rehearsals and film shoots.

© wearecheekbyjowl on Instagram

17. Cheek By Jowl

If you're into travelling around Europe and timelapse set builds, then this Insta provides a great snapshot of an international theatre company on the move.

© wearekneehigh on Instagram

18. Kneehigh Theatre

Similarly, Kneehigh's Insta is a delicious look at the touring company's work around the country with the added bonus of puppets, eyeballs and succulent sunsets.

© edfringe on Instagram

19. Edinburgh Festival Fringe

One to follow for the month of August you might say? Well you'd be wrong as they continue to post gorgeous pics from the Scottish capital year-round, but yes, we imagine come August you can expect lots of delightful content from the festival.

© WhatsOnStage on Instagram

20. WhatsOnStage

Well, we had to include ourselves didn't we? From rehearsals to opening nights, on fringe shows to big West End openings we try to take you into every part of the theatre making process.