What does The Stage Digital package include?

  1. The weekly edition on the iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle Fire
  2. The weekly edition on a Desktop app viewable on any PC or laptop

Both apps are included in the price

Annual subscription - £40 (includes VAT)
Quarterly subscription - £15.50 (includes VAT)

How does it work?

As you may know The Stage has been publishing the weekly paper for over a hundred years. It also has a flourishing website with a different selection of news and views. Now you can get an exact copy of the weekly printed paper online. Each Thursday morning delivered to your iPad, iPhone, Android device, Kindle Fire as well as desktop or laptop computer.

To access our digital issues, you will need to input your email address into the "Subs Number" text box and your password into the "Username" text box.

I already have a postal subscription to the print edition of The Stage can I get the digital package and what does it cost?

As a special introductory offer, for a limited period all print subscribers can receive the digital package free of charge by entering their subscriber number and username here:

Subs Number:  
Username:  



Your subscriber number is printed above your address on the wrapper your paper arrives in. It should be in the following format 0000012345Z (in this case the sub number you would enter would be 12345 - please don't include the last letter).

Your username should recently have been sent to you by post or email. If it hasn't or you have mislaid it, please call 020 7939 8468 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.

How to subscribe to The Stage app.

The Stage is now available on iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle Fire as an app or on your personal computer. There are four easy steps to start your subscription to the digital version of The Stage.

  1. Subscribe by clicking here. Choose either a quarterly subscription at £15.50 or an annual subscription at £40 (28% saving off the cover price)
  2. Download the app from the App Store
  3. Find our app on the Apple Newsstand, or directly on your Android and Kindle Fire device, and enter your username and password when prompted (these will be supplied to you via email)
  4. Enjoy!


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I get it?

    You can buy it from the Apple Store or here from The Stage. The advantage of the Apple Store is you can have a 7 day free trial. The advantage of buying from The Stage is the Desktop/laptop edition is included & not available from Apple. If you subscribe to the print edition and want to receive the App as well this can only be arranged by ordering through The Stage.
  2. I am a print subscriber. Do I get access to the digital edition?

    See above
  3. On what devices does the digital edition work?

    The digital edition will work on PCs, or any device through which you can access the internet. However, the special digital edition App, with increased functionality, is only available on iPads and IPhones (iOs devices need to be at least iOS 5.0). The App is not currently available on Android or Kindle Fire devices.
  4. Can I get a free trial?

    Yes. The app is free to download from the Apple store and you can then subscribe for a free 7-day trial.
  5. How can I get access to the desktop (PC/Laptop) digital edition?

    The Stage currently offers two types of subscription packages.
      a. The Apple app + the desktop digital edition
      b. The hardcopy edition of the newspaper which currently includes a free trial period subscription to the app + the desktop digital edition
  6. Can I buy single issues via the digital edition?

    No. At the moment, you can only access the digital edition as a subscriber. You can subscribe for 3 months or a year. During these periods you will have access to all editions currently uploaded. A new digital edition is published weekly on Thursdays.
  7. I have a question regarding the digital edition that is not answered here. What should I do?

    Please email us at digitaledition@thestage.co.uk

What The Stage app brings you...

  • Each issue before the paper hits the newsstands
  • No delivery delays. Never miss an issue
  • Videos and multimedia content to watch
  • A keyword search tool picking out the subjects you want to read
  • The ability to download the issue and read offline
  • Access to the most recent issues of The Stage
  • Up to 28% less than the retail price @ just £1.10 per week!