Perhaps surprisingly, there has been a substantial resurgence in interest in conventional theatre and live performance. Many sociologists suspect this trend is the result of a real need, innate in humans, to be social and physical, and to experience the world and art through the analogue experience of their own senses.

The largest theatres in the world are continuously sold-out. Musical acts, plays, and operas travel the world, most ending up in the grand theatres of Divinus - if they have been successful enough. Accordingly, many of the New World’s most successful and wealthiest celebrities are live performers. Of course, almost every live performance is transmitted in some or other over the Net for global viewing. Most productions are processed and formatted for virtual reality, enabling viewers to experience the event as though they were there in person, or perhaps even as one or more of the performers (3.4.8).