What is the British Theatre Guide?
It is an independent web site which aims to inform and entertain lovers
of British Theatre throughout the world. It carries news and essential
information, as well as a host of Internet and other resources for
What do you mean by independent?
It is not in any way affliliated to any organisation and represents
only the views of its Webmaster. In its news and other factual reporting
it strives to be as objective as possible and makes every effort to
separate news from comment.
Who pays for it?
The Webmaster! It does seek advertising/sponsorship but will not accept
any advertisements or sponsorship deals which would compromise its
independence. The pop-up advert which you see on arriving at the site
is from its hosting company and its appearance reduces the cost of
hosting the site by almost 50%.
How often is it updated?
Usually - except under special circumstances such as the Webmaster's
holidays! - it is updated weekly on a Sunday. News stories appear
at other times, as and when they occur.
Can I submit links/report broken links/contribute
articles/complain to the Webmaster?
Yes. You will find an email link on every page. Simply click on the
copyright notice at the bottom and your email program will open with
the TO: field already filled in.
Why is this site so simple? Why is there no
The British Theatre Guide is all about content - the information
it carries. The vast majority of our visitors want access to the content
quickly and efficiently. They want it to download quickly and not
have to sit waiting around for lots of images to load or bells and
whistles to play. It's designed for speed: with just a 28.8 modem
this page should download in three seconds. No page on the site should
take more than ten seconds to download and most should take less than
eight. These timings, of course, assume that there is not so much
traffic that the Web grinds to a halt!