What you will find here is list, collated by the Ask The Ushers Team and updated daily with all the at home Theatre you could wish for. Enjoy!
Do you have a production available to watch online? Or is there something you’ve seen that we’re missing? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the list!
We are also now able to once more take requests for reviews of online productions (or in person), so give us an email!
*Remember most of these productions are offered free of charge in the hope they will raise money to either keep the venues going or to fund creatives who are struck financially by the outbreak of COVID-19, so if you can please give generously.
Carousel, Lincoln Centre
Carousel was hailed by Time Magazine as “the best musical of the 20th Century.“ The New York Philharmonic presents a stunning staged production of this iconic American work, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum and New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck.
Wasted, Southwark Playhouse
Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
The Space Between
David Hunter and Caroline Kay’s short new musical written and recorded by the pair without them even meeting face-to-face.
Only the Brave, Wales Millennium Centre
Only the Brave, recounts the raw courage and determination of those who fought and felt the physical and emotional pain of the Second World War.
Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus, The Other Palace
A modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld, Myth features an electrifying score with outstanding performances from an ensemble comprising the best up and coming new talent.
The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals, StarKid Productions
Paul is an average guy. He likes movies, and pizza, and average guy things. He does not like… musicals. But Paul’s small world is about to come crashing down under the weight of unspeakable terror! Now he must run, run for his life, as something sinister spreads, and grows, and sings, and dances! The town of Hatchetfield is plunged into a musical hell in… ‘The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals!’
My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, Carnegie Hall
Recorded Live: 9/28/1998 – Carnegie Hall (New York, NY).
Tangled: The Musical, Disney Cruise Line
Best day ever! We’re sharing a special presentation of Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical.”
Ghost Quartet, McKittrick Hotel
A recording of the original cast and production of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet.
Lin Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street
Journalism turned into a 14 minute Broadway musical (by Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos).
The Dickens Girls, British Youth Music Theatre
Julia Mosley has nothing. No home, no family, no future. She is a prisoner in Victorian London. A ‘fallen woman’. But when Charles Dickens and Angela Burdett-Coutts set up a house for fallen women in Shepherd’s Bush, Julia and a select group of girls have the chance to turn their lives around.
Timpson: The Musical, Stockwell Playhouse
Sponsored by Timpson Ltd. themselves, this five star, award-winning new musical explaining the origins of everyone’s favourite high street cobblers is guaranteed hilarity for the whole family.
V For Victory – The Musical (Work in progress), Stockwell Playhouse
Music by Günther Fiala, Lyrics by Dries Janssens & Anthony Orme, Book by Anthony Orme & Dries Janssens. Directed by Anthony Orme Choreography by Emily-Jane Ashford.
The State of Things, Brockley Jack Studio
THE STATE OF THINGS is a BRAND NEW British musical about a high school band, fighting to save their music course from being cut.
The Dolly Mixtures, The Customs House
A new musical which celebrates the achievements of a group of north east women who broke the showbiz mould to raise funds for cancer research in the 1970s and 1980s.
Yank! 10th Anniversary Celebration @ 54 Below
A special celebratory concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the musical Yank! opening off-Broadway. When this romantic gay love story set during WWII opened in 2010 at the York Theatre it was a surprise hit, garnering rave reviews and a raft of award nominations. 10 years later, actors from the original productions as well as guests from productions around the globe (London, Rio, and Brisbane) celebrate the worldwide journey of Yank!
Paper Mill Playhouse
Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts present a live streaming event from the annual New Voices Concert, the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, beginning with the New Voices 2019 and going back a year each week. Every Monday evening beginning on 20 April at 11pm (UK Time).
CLICK HERE for more and for their Humanities Symposium‘s
No Milk For The Foxes, Camden People’s Theatre
Beats & Elements. Written by Conrad Murray & Paul Cree.
From 17 September, Sky Arts will be available on Freeview channel 11 for UK viewers, and Freesat channel 147.
Swinging The Lens’ Richard II, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Richard II – the Bard’s great Play of England. For your lockdown viewing pleasure – our film version of the critically acclaimed first all women of colour Shakespeare on a UK stage – from the 2019 Globe Season.
The House of Bernarda Alba, Royal Exchange Theatre
Graeae Theatre Company. Bernarda’s husband is dead. Now she alone rules her household and the lives of her five daughters. A period of eight years mourning will be observed without contact with the outside world and the men who might bring them ruin.
Bound, Southwark Playhouse
Bound follows the fortunes of six trawlermen from Devon as they embark on one final voyage. Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, fishing trawler ‘The Violet’ is forced out into treacherous weather. Competing against the overpowering force of nature, the tribulations of life with the opposite sex and each other’s egos, will they lose more than a way of life?
Twelfth Night, Southwark Playhouse
Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and identity is given a rollicking makeover with a festival vibe and live music on stage.
The Greatest Wealth, The Old Vic Theatre
Originally staged in 2018, we are returning to The Greatest Wealth series of monologues curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Jigsy, Liverpool’s Royal Court
Lurching unsteadily off-stage at a Liverpool working men’s club – sweat, smoke and failure clinging to his faded 70s dinner suit – Jigsy is a journeyman variety comedian, struggling for survival in a modern world that has left him far behind.
Under A Cardboard Sea, Bristol Old Vic
In the summer of 2016 Bristol Old Vic Young Company presented a major new production in celebration of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary – Under A Cardboard Sea. Performed on the historic Theatre stage, it featured a cast of 100 young people aged 5-25.
SMOKESCREEN PRODUCTIONS create impact theatre, bringing contemporary issues to life in cinematic style, supporting dynamic theatrical performance with multimedia techniques.
WATSON: The Final Problem FULL AUDIO PLAY – HERE
SHELL SHOCK HERE
WAITING FOR HAMLET – a new stage play HERE
Great Apes, Arcola Theatre
Great Apes is Will Self’s hilarious, disturbing and dazzlingly original take on man’s place in the evolutionary chain.
Scrounger, Finborough Theatre
Olivier Award nominee Athena Stevens’s new play. Inspired by real events and a lawsuit initiated by Stevens herself, Scrounger drives towards the realities of how Britain is failing its most vulnerable and the extreme cost paid by those seeking justice.
Available from 9am until midnight on Mon 31 Aug only
Spymonkey are the ‘greatest clowns currently working in Britain today’ apparently, according to Time Out. Makers of idiotically over-ambitious theatre since 1998.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019) & The Tempest (2018)
The Way Out – Filmed in Battersea Arts Centre, in one continuous, unbroken shot, this is an immersive journey through a labyrinth of rooms and corridors, propelled by performances from extraordinary artists.
Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From a State of Isolation Headlong and Century Films present a series of 8 digital plays, recorded using digital conference technology, written by a diverse group of celebrated writers in response to the extraordinary circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Albion, Almeida – Mike Bartlett’s Albion is a tragicomic drama about family, passion and national identity. Filmed at the Almeida Theatre, the play is set in the garden of an English country house. Coming 16 August.
What The Butler Saw, Leicester Curve
What the Butler Saw was Orton’s final play, completed just a month before his untimely death. This Made At Curve production, directed by Nikolai Foster, was performed 50 years since the death of the celebrated Leicester playwright. Starring Rufus Hound.
Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, Leicester Curve
Based on Riaz Khan‘s autobiography and directed by Nikolai Foster,
The Importance of Being Earnest, Leicester Curve
2016 Made at Curve and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Importance of Being Earnest.
Macbeth, Folger Theatre and Two River Theater Company
2008 production of “Macbeth,” co-directed by Teller and Aaron Posner.
The Unknown Island, Gate Theatre
You want to go in search of an unknown island. Because somewhere out there, there must be something else. Because you want to find out who you are when you are there.
Suzy Storck, Gate Theatre
Suzy Storck is the debut UK production of Jean-Pierre Baro, one of the most exciting new artists in French theatre, that dares to ask the question: what happens when you don’t want children – and you already have them?
The Beanfield, Breach – Battersea Arts Centre
2015 saw 30 years since the “Battle of the Beanfield” – a brutal crackdown on the annual Stonehenge Free Festival. Called away from policing the miners’ strike, officers enforced an injunction around the ancient stones with bloody violence and mass arrests. Determined to mark the anniversary, Breach set out to create a historical re-enactment.
Bard from the Barn, Barn Theatre
A new Shakespeare series which sees the Bard’s famous monologues re-imagined to fit into modern day lock-down.
Cheek By Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale, Barbican
The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart.
Bed Seven, Tristan Bates Theatre
Patricia and Gerald would probably never have met, if it hadn’t been for ‘Bed Seven’. Opposite sides of a sharp class divide, united by a friendship born out of a life threatening dilemma.
YESYESNONO’s Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist, HOME, Manchester
Desperately hilarious and achingly bleak, 5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist is an intricate and tender question mark around our attempts to encounter each other in a technologized world.
Synergy Theatre’s Girls Like That, Unicorn Theatre
A naked photo of Scarlett goes viral. Rumours spread across smart phones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn’t it the same for boys?
Adam Pownall’s Getting Better Slowly, Commissioned by GAIN Charity, Core Lincolnshire One Venues & Lincoln Drill Hall.
Getting Better Slowly is the inspiring true story of one man’s two-and-half-year journey to recovery after Guillain-Barré syndrome paralysed him.
The School For Scandal
The Duchess of Malfi
My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice
Where’s My Igloo Gone?
Earth Makes No Sound
Guess How Much I Love You
When The Eye Has Gone
Online Fringe Festival
Welcome to the first-of-its-kind Online Fringe Theatre Festival! We are delighted to have gathered some of the finest theatre shows across the UK, available to stream for your entertainment!
What happens if you aren’t lucky enough to be able to get to the theatre? MAKING LITTLE THEATRE BIG – The online hub to watch performances from offwestend and fringe theatres from all around the world.
Cookies: The Film, Theatre Royal Haymarket
Inspired by true stories, Cookies by Emily Jenkins was commissioned as part of the Cyberscene Project; an inspirational theatre initiative which supports the health and well-being of young people affected by cyber bullying and other online issues.
Top Story, Old Vic Tunnels
A meteor the size of LA is about to hit LA, ironically, and in London a couple of friends spend their last seven days watching the news, reinventing chess and rewriting the rules of some of the other games in their universe: genera5lly putting things into perspective, at once paralysed and inspired by the ‘overallness of it all’.
Gecko Theatre’s The Time of Your Life
The Time of Your Life has an ordinary man at its heart. Desperate to feel different and to find a real human connection in a world consumed by social networks and mass advertising, the man embarks on a journey through rooms representing different milestones in his life.
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Clown Funeral is a West Midlands-based theatre company.
Third Angel’s What I Heard About the World
A theatre piece with two songs: one original, one karaoke. When you actually go there, you’ll understand. The heat there. It’s a different sort of heat. Or the cold. It makes you shiver in a completely new way. The light. They’re always going on about the light.
For more from Third Angel (Short Films and Documentaries) CLICK HERE
Theatre-maker Daniel Bye
Harnessing an informative, TED-talk influence performance style, Daniel Bye is a regular Fringe performer.
Gerry Moynihan’s CONTINUITY, Finborough Theatre
Presented by Mark Stuart Flynn in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.
Amplified Theatre’s Street Magic
For an inner-city busker, London can be a pretty grim place. It’s all bankers, beatings and Brexit. But when he stumbles upon an unlikely love story, the fledgling couple inspire a ream of new songs – and he can’t believe his luck.
Amplified Theatre’s V.E.
1944. Britain is at War. The men have gone to fight and the women at home have picked up the slack. And the slacks. Welcome to The Gateways, London’s most vibrant underground nightspot for women. And other women.
Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu’s Sweet Like Chocolate Boy, Brockley Jack Studio
Filled with Garage, 90s, Storytelling, London, Poetry, and Blackness.
Middle Child’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, The Welly Club Hull
Three acts, three decades and the end of the world…Meet Leah and Chris; raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as ‘special’ as their parents promised. But what happens when those dreams don’t become reality?
L’École des femmes de Molière, mise en scène Stéphane Braunschweig, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
English Subtitles Available!
Palermo Palermo, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in coproduction with Teatro Biondo Stabile Palermo and Andres Neumann International
As debut of the film series, video footage of the piece Palermo Palermo, which was taken shortly after the piece’s premiere in 1989, has been digitally restored.
Beckett by Brook
With Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne.
The Tell Tale Heart: Follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a “vulture eye”.
Within: Filmed in one take and streamed completely live to an online audience. ‘Joe is lost in an existential rut, when he stumbles across an app that offers answers to the question of the meaning of life. However, through the unreliable guidance of an A.I. called S.U.E., his journey takes a turn for the strange…’
Written by Dave Ainsworth & performed by Jamie Rees this play about the life of Charles Hawtrey will tour the UK and return to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.
The Free Association Press Jacuzii w/ Neil Casey
The hottest improv. The finest guests. Come on in, the water’s fine… In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show.
The Durham Revue
Established in 1974, the Durham Revue is Durham University’s longest-running sketch comedy troupe, comprising of a small group of writer/actors who write and perform all material themselves.
The Tailor Made Man, White Bear Theatre.
The White Bear Theatre’s exhilarating 25th anniversary presentation of The Tailor–Made Man.
Technis has 62 years of supporting community arts and international theatre that includes the Ancient Greek classics, Political Theatre, new writing, and children’s theatre.Oedipus the King, The Persians, The True Apology of Socrates and more…
Nine Lives live, Arcola Theatre
Fleeing from his home where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK. Dispersed to Leeds, Ishmael waits to hear his fate, he waits for a new life to begin amongst strangers. But not everyone is bad… can he find a place to call home again?
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
Playboy of the Western World, Druid Theatre Company
The first ever staging of John Millington Synge’s entire theatrical canon. This ambitious collective presentation of all six plays in the same day fulfilled a long-term artistic commitment by Druid’s artistic director Garry Hynes to re-evaluate and re-engage with one of Ireland’s dramatic giants.
Dear Ireland, Abbey Theatre
We asked our audience to write a letter. To start it, ‘Dear Ireland’, and talk to the nation about what it should be discussing. 20 of these letters will be read from the Abbey stage by some of Ireland’s leading actors.
Dracula by Northern Ballet – The legendary vampire’s insatiable thirst for blood knows no bounds. Until he encounters Mina. Bram Stoker’s gothic romance is brought to life on stage in this gripping ballet.
Michael Clark’s to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. – Award-winning choreographer Michael Clark presents his acclaimed triptych of contemporary dance, to music by Patti Smith, Erik Satie and David Bowie. Until 31 Aug
Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young – A performance capture of Revisor, created by award-winning dance-theatre makers Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young and based on Nikolai Gogol’s play The Government Inspector.
National Dance Company Wales P.A.R.A.D.E.
Caroline Finn’s Parade with live music from BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Marcos Morau’s Tundra.
Rosie Kay Dance Company’s 5 SOLDIERS, British Army Drill Hall
5 SOLDIERS is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.
10 SOLDIERS as part of ARMY @ THE VIRTUAL FRINGE
Online premiere of Rosie Kay’s 10 SOLDIERS exploring the training, friendships, loves and the incredible teamwork behind an army unit.
Wayne McGregor’s Atmos
In Atomos, bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of intense sensation. Taking creative points of departure from atomised film, music and biometric data.
Royal Albert Home
Royal Albert Home brings exclusive sessions from artists’ homes to yours whilst the Hall is shut. These shows are all available for free but, if you can, please donate to the Hall.
The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, featuring orchestral classical music from over the years.
Scissor Sisters – Live At The O2 2007
Relive the magic of the Scissor Sisters’ residency at London’s O2 arena in July 2007.
Clean Bandit – Live from Kyoto
Streaming their 2018 set from the beautiful Kyoto in full for the first time ever!
R.E.M. – Live from Glastonbury Festival, 1999 (Complete BBC Broadcast)
Filmed at the Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival, 25 June, 1999. Listen to the full show as part of ‘R.E.M. at the BBC’.
Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Jazz — Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrates the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, a vocalist whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz singing. Through diverse repertoire arranged by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the band and guest vocalists demonstrate why the “First Lady of Song” remains a case study in succinct phrasing and uncompromising musicality.
Scarlatti, Wieniawski, Coleridge-Taylor, Paganini & Vasks, Rhys Watkins & Rowena Calvert, London Symphony Orchestra
A live recital, part of our new Summer Shorts series, from LSO St Luke’s.
Mahler 3, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustav Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony embraces heaven and Earth, nature and love. He deploys a huge orchestra, choirs and a solo singer to draw his listeners into a rich and compelling musical landscape.
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 conducted by Otto Klemperer (Royal Festival Hall, London, 1970, London Philharmonic Orchestra
A special moment in the Philharmonia’s history when in 1970 our first Principal Conductor, Otto Klemperer, conducted a cycle of Beethoven Symphonies at the Royal Festival Hall.
The Philharmonia Sessions is a series of new online performances. Take the best seat in your house to enjoy specially created performances of some of the most uplifting classical music.
Conway Concerts, Conway Hall
Sunday concert series, featuring Simon Callaghan, Director of Music, and others who cherish Conway Hall as a first rate chamber music venue.
London Mozart Players
World-class music direct to your living room. Enjoy performances by LMP musicians and associated artists virtually.
Viking, Minghella Studios
Intrepid Fools. Recorded at the Minghella Studios in Reading, fresh from a five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls
Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls is an inclusive feminist musical for the modern child. Join us in the surreal town of Bow-on-Tie, a town deeply rooted in tradition and run by the dubious mayor Croque Madame (or is it Croc?!). When the children start mysteriously disappearing, eight-year-old Abigail decides to investigate further, embarking on an adventure where social norms are questioned and the town’s secrets are uncovered.
I Wish I Was A Mountain
On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit. A wanderer offers to grant a wish to anyone who wants one. Before long, the city is transformed. Mansions stand where mud huts once squatted, and beggars ride around in horse drawn carriages. And one man wishes to be turned into a mountain.
Perfect, Omnibus Theatre
Puppetry, original music and animation bring to life a story of expectation, disappointment, acceptance and love.
Pirates Rock, City Theatre
A brand new pirate adventure that has all the elements that thrill an audience including adventure, romance and comedy as well as a great story to inspire everyone involved.
The Hunting of the Snark, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.
RGM Productions and Alice House Theatre in association with Moya Productions presents The Hunting of the Snark.
Waiting for the Ship to Sail, ChickenShed Theatre
It is an artistic response to the urgent and pressing questions of global migration, and investigates the concepts of national and personal identity.
I Want my Hat Back, Little Angel Theatre
I Want My Hat Back is the first in a trilogy of books by Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen. The mischievous tale follows a bear who’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, if they have seen it.
Celebrate World Day of Theatre for Children with us by snuggling up and watching our popular production of Snow Mouse. Since every day is now a snow day, why don’t you build your own snowy den by using sheets, pillows and soft toys that you can find around the house and get cosy for 30 minutes of mousey bliss!
Plink and Boo by Can’t Sit Still, Circomedia Bristol
Welcome to the topsy turvy world of Plink and Boo. Using acrobatics, live music and mountains of toys, join us in an interactive circus theatre adventure to explore what happens when people don’t fit into boxes (even if it is the neatest place to put them).
Madame Kalamazoo’s Magical Mail, National Theatre
Interactive story-telling via email. Madame Kalamazoo is a storyteller who will send your children personalised stories featuring them as the main characters.
Breaking the Waves, Opera Philadelphia
Available from now until 31 August 2020
Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti #OperaNorthAtHome
Watch our acclaimed production of Bernstein’s one-act satire on the American dream.
English Touring Opera’s Bach’s St John Passion
Weaves together footage of the live performance with 90 individual video contributions made by choir members in isolation, from Cumbria to Cornwall.
Nightly Met Opera Streams
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day.
Simply select the date of the day you are currently looking on and the video will appear.
A Library of Opera co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Iolanthe, Lyric Theatre
2015 Lyric Theatre, a non-profit community theater in San José, California. Stage director: Cheryl Blalock Music Director: Thomas Shoebotham Producer: Justin Horn.
Metamorphosen, Grand Park Opera
This astounding elegy for 23 solo string players (10 violins, 5 violas, 5 celli, 3 double basses) was composed during the closing months of WW2. Strauss took up his pen the day after the Vienna opera was destroyed and his music mourns the loss of culture.
Wattle and Daub’s Tarrare The Freak
A Chamber Opera by Tom Poster & Tobi Poster-Su.
Paid Streaming Services
Marquee TV (One month free trial available)
LIVR (One Month Free trial for one show)
Disney+ (Hamilton, Newsies, Coco live celebration & more…)
Roles We’ll Never Play – 27 Aug
Better in Person. Five short plays by five fantastic women, written for and set on a Zoom call. 5 plays, £5.Monday 31 Aug, 8pm
Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the moon, a new play exploring the events of the Apollo 13 mission
Panto Online (Jack and the Beanstalk), by Peter Duncan from 4 Dec
Synetic Streaming (Synthetic Theatre Streams, now: The Tempest until 7 Sept)
All-Star Les Misérables Concert £9.99, (per purchase £5 will be donated to charity)
Wind in the Willows the Musical (Rent for £4.99)
Godspell – Onlive – In Concert, Hope Mill Theatre (£16.50 27, 28 & 29 Aug supporting Hope Mill Theatre, Acting For Others, and National AIDS Trust)
Rose by Martin Sherman, Hope Mill Theatre (Starring Maureen Lipman £9.50 10, 11 & 12 Sept)
Kieran Hurley’S Heads Up (Stream rentals are £4 – with £1 from every ticket going to Kids Of Colour)
The Cockpit Theatre’s: Theatre In The Pound Scratch Night (Next 21 September 7pm, £1) Tête à Tête The Opera Festival @ The Cockpit Theatre (8 – 20 Sept tickets TBC) NEW STUFF, Monthly Rehearsed Readings Of New Work (Next: Sun 6 Sept 2020, £1) Jazz In The Round… At Yours (£5)
Moment of Grace, Presented by Backstory Ensemble in association with The Actors Centre and The National HIV Story Trust (£6)
URLive online concerts ft. Oliver Tompsett, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Zoe Birkett and many more
Alice: A Virtual Theme Park, Creation Theatre (£20)
Plymouth Point, by immersive storytellers, Swamp Motel
Northern Comedy Theatre– Doing The Pub Quiz, Doing Shakespeare, Doing Whodunit, Doing The Book Club
From Lewisham To Llandudno Written and Directed by Samantha Robinson, LSDA Acting
From Lewisham To Llandudno is a fictional documentary style film about a mother and her teenage daughter who have drifted apart and are forced on a quest to reconnect and understand themselves and each other. This no budget film was made during the pandemic lockdown in May 2020. Written as a play specifically for this graduation year, and then re -written as a film when going into a theatre wasn’t possible.
Crazy For Loving You Written and directed by Samantha Robinson, LSDA Acting
Not being able to face the tragic accident of her brother, Sadie shuts herself away from family and friends in a world of her own with her mysterious boyfriend Anders. When communication breaks down she tries desperately to escape a reality she can’t possibly avoid.
Elysium Theatre Company The Covid-19 Monologues
A Handful of Distraction
2020 brought an uncertain future into the world…performers everywhere stopped performing…pianists stopped playing… theatres closed…so…what to do? Produce a series of musical performances and films of course…
Culture in Quarantine: Your Art Fix
Exploring national museum collections at a time of enforced closure.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
No Masks – Watch stories for Key Workers as part of a new digital project. CLICK HERE
846: A NEW AUDIO PLAY – Acclaimed playwright Roy Williams brought together 14 writers to respond artistically to the death of George Floyd. CLICK HERE
WE’RE NOT GOING BY HUSSAIN MANAWER – Local poet, Hussain Manawer, has written a beautiful love letter to Stratford East and the arts. CLICK HERE
THOSE OF HERO FIGURES – Stratford East Youth Theatre present three touching and unique poems in response to COVID-19. CLICK HERE
Five Day Play, Chichester Festival Theatre
Writers were invited to submit a play they’d written, the only rules being that the play could not exceed 10 pages and it had to match our weekly brief. After ten weeks, over 300 entries and ten winners, the series came to an end.
‘good dog’ explores the everyday injustices, people and places that make us who we are. Set during the early noughties, ‘good dog’ chronicles growing up in a multicultural community and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control… because even the most patient among us can’t wait forever.
Hidden voices and haunted landscapes are conjured up in ten unique stories from the imagination of visionary writer David Rudkin. Join a stellar cast including Juliet Stevenson, Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence, Michael Pennington and Stephen Rea, among many others on an enlightening journey across the British Isles with this dramatic audio cycle that will transform your sense of the landscape around you.
Unmasked: Revealing the face of the heroes
A 6 part series giving a unique insight into the Covid-19 pandemic as seen through the eyes of 17 NHS workers and one patient. Interviewed by Dr Serena Haywood, Consultant at St Georges Hospital, London, colleagues talk freely about what it was to work through the peak of the pandemic. Dramatised by Serena Haywood and Joseph Lidster and read by some of the UK’s most well respected actors. The humanity of the heroes is fully Unmasked. In association with St Georges Hospital Charity and St Georges Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Shifting Tides, Almeida Theatre
Shifting Tides is a new digital festival exploring the intersection between art and the climate crisis. The festival has been created by and for those aged 14 to 25, but everyone is welcome.
Roundhouse, Round Your House
A home studio guide, roundtable discussions with Spotify, Giant Artists Management to name but a few. Films, podcasts, and ways to introduce a young people to activism. Until we can open our doors again, there’s lots of ways to bring a bit of Roundhouse spirit to your home.
Virtual West End Live
FREE annual event showcasing the best of the West End! Online this year and releasing regular videos in collaboration with Sky.
Virtual Musical Lockdown Online – The Lewis Snell
Next: M I S C A S T – 21 August
Hello Harry! A Celebration of 40 Years at Stage Door
Hello Harry! celebrates Harry Gabriel, the legendary Stage Door Keeper at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Harry has worked at the Shaftesbury for 40 years this year, and is the first face seen by every performer and staff member coming into the building.
Shoshana Bean and Friends – A virtual concert fundraiser for BHS performing arts
Featuring appearances and performances by: Idina Menzel, Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, Harvey Fierstein, Jason Robert Brown, Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Jessica Vosk, Benj Pasek, Ari Shapiro, Lindsay Mendez, Alexia Khadime, Caitlin Houlihan, Charity Angel Dawson, Julia Murney, Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, Lindsay Heather Pearce, Marc Shaiman and student performers from across the Beaverton School District.
TIME TO SPEAK LOUDER: HOW CAN THE ARTS DO MORE FOR BLACK DEAF COMMUNITY.
Voices in The Dark, Greenwich Theatre
CultureClash Theatre’s writing event Voices in The Dark.
Royal Shakespeare Company’s Sonnets in Solitude
Here at the RSC, as we all face this period of prolonged closure, we have turned to those same sonnets for inspiration and invited our acting companies to record the sonnets.
What You Will
A virtual site-specific promenade adventure across the globe.
Dance by Matthew Morrison
Dance is a captivating, funny and unpredictable story about how far people will go to take back control.
The Caravan Theatre – Digital Collection
The micro audio plays: SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL by Emma Dennis-Edwards Starring Danielle Vitalis, ENOUGH by Abi Zakarian Starring Lilly Driscoll , SEPTEMBER SKIES by Jessica Butcher Starring Safiyya Ingar
POSTERBOY-A live-from-home reading of a twenty minute section of brand new play POSTERBOY based on the autobiography OUT IN THE ARMY by James Wharton – telling the inspiring story of one of the first openly gay soliders in the British Army. Available from Monday 17th August, 7:30pm
Lest We Forget – A live-from-home reading of Lest We Forget – a World War One drama following William James, a black British soldier, and Edith Booth, a white Northerner – followed by a Q&A with the creative team. Available from Tuesday 18th August 7:30pm
I AM GAVRILO PRINCIP – Join Further Theatre live from our living room as we take you to Sarjevo, Belgrade, Prison and Purgatory and into the mind of one of history’s great unknowns. Available from Wednesday 19th August, 7:30pm
An evening of poetry and spoken word curated and hosted by Tim Marriott and guests – An opportunity to see new work performed by writers and professional artists. Available from Monday 24th August, 7:30pm
Variety Night – An evening of variety entertainment hosted by DJ, radio presenter and military husband Chris Keen. Wednesday 26th August, 7:30pm
Come to Where I am, Pentabus Theatre
Pentabus & Paines Plough have commissioned eight writers to write a short play about their own perception or experience of their rural environment.
Edinburgh International Fringe
On 8 August, we celebrate what would have been the opening weekend of the 2020 festival season. A specially commissioned film featuring new work from artists across genres airs on our YouTube channel, Facebook Live and BBC Scotland at 9.30pm. The film features famous faces from festivals across the years, as well as collaborations with other Edinburgh festivals.
A reimagined 2020 Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe
Following the announcement that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will not be going ahead as planned in 2020, the Fringe Society has unveiled alternative digital plans taking place this summer, complementing a variety of activities planned by Fringe artists and venues.
Zoo TV, Zoo Venues Edinburgh
Listings CLICK HERE
Manchester International Festival
Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK
Reading Fringe Digital
Welcome to this year’s virtual festival – Reading Fringe Digital! Enjoy browsing what’s on offer, then sign up to access all our free events and purchase tickets to others.
17 July – 31 August
Online @ The Space UK
Live show every Saturday at 7pm. Other shows available all day every day.
The Cockpit Theatre:
Lichtblick: A short film created across the globe
Lichtblick is about the fears, worries and frustrations of being isolated, looking at the Lockdown we just experienced. It was developed together with genau dance company, in collaboration with Maaya Egami editor, Jonathan Samuels visual director, and multimedia producer/director Tim Dindjer.
Available 28 July until Mon 30 Nov
Before things all changed, we used to stage late night performances on the small stage in our bar after our shows. Singers, poets, musicians, comedians and spoken word artists… as part of COCKPIT LATES. Since the lockdown, we have taken lots of other parts of our programme online. So we thought, why not this?
Next 3 Sept
Indra & The Amrit
A theatrical short film following an ancient tale of Indra.
Available until 31 Dec
The Quest: A fun, participatory audio story.
THE QUEST is a story about adventure. After receiving a mysterious call during lockdown, a librarian and her housemates set out on a quest to discover the meaning of adventure.
Available now until 31 Oct
Ditto Theatre’s Digital Adventures
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we present to you, Ditto’s Digital Adventures! A series of online creative content to help keep young people engaged with the arts during this time of social distancing.
The One Day of the Year by Alan Seymour – a special Anzac Day 2020 reading
Trish Wadley Productions presents Alan Seymour’s iconic play, The One Day of the Year, created exclusively with an all star cast to commemorate ANZAC Day 2020 on April 25th.
Joe Stilgoe in The Shed
Brighton Pride We Are Fabuloso
Simon Annand is one of the UK’s leading portrait photographers and has photographed the most recognisable faces of stage, including Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig and Jude Law. In this new exhibition to celebrate 25 years of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Simon will showcase 74 photographs capturing actors and actresses at the beginning of their careers through to playing on the most famous stages.
Our Empty Theatres
Helen Murray Photography. “Over the course of lockdown I set myself a challenge to create a project that responded to it but that also told a photographic story of its own. I kept coming back to our empty theatres – these spaces that were now without life, without people and without stories.”
My Latest Role
Theatre photographer Ali Wright’s series My Latest Role is a collection of environmental portraits to tell the stories of these theatre key workers.
Blackheath Halls Virtual Opera Gala Night
Nicky Spence • Natalya Romaniw • David Stout • Oliver Johnson • Ben McAteer • Ellie Laugharne • Idunnu Münch and many more
CultureHub is a global art and technology community that was born out of decades of collaboration between La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Korea’s first contemporary performing arts school. These two pioneering institutions sought to explore how the internet and digital technologies could foster a more sustainable model for international exchange and creativity.
The Lockdown Plays, Theatre / Writing Podcast
Bringing work to you from some really good writers, read by some really good actors. Created by Tom Mothersdale, Wilf Scolding and Anoushka Warden. Such as: Cordelia Lynn’s Fragments, read by Patsy Ferran and Sule Rimi.
Rapunzel: The Lockdown Panto
The uniquely filmed production will star a host of the regular stars that appear at St Helens Theatre Royal. Olivia Sloyan will play Rapunzel, James Lacey as the Witch, Lewis Devine as Daft Dave, Samantha Palin as the Queen, Warren Donnelly as the King, Andrew Geater as the Prince, Abby Middleton as Fairy Anna(logue) and Jenna Sian O’Hara as Pixel The Pixie.
Philip Ridley Monologues
Philip’s written a series of monologues, to be performed by the cast of The Beast of Blue Yonder, and directed by our wonderful director Wiebke Green. 14 Monologues will be released, one per week.
High Tide Isolation Monologues
Rainbows by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Performed and recorded by Katie Lyons, Directed by Suba Das, Edited by Callum Swingler for Lansons.
Bedlam Before The Burn Out by Aisha Zia, Performed and recorded by Jade Anouka, Directed by Suba Das, Edited by Callum Swingler for Lansons.
Gran by Ben Weatherill, Performed and recorded by Sophie Melville, Directed by Suba Das, Edited by Callum Swingler for Lansons.
CirqueConnect, Cirque du Soleil
At Cirque du Soleil, we offer an escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of our shows. Now more than ever, we want to do our little part to spread joy, even from afar, directly to your safe spaces. Let us welcome you into our world where awe-inspiring show footage and fan favorite videos will transport you.
60 Minutes Specials every week!
Saturday Night Seder
A streaming Passover Seder to benefit the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Idina Menzel, Andy Cohen, Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, Billy Eichner, and more…
Directed and Edited by Nick Lieberman Written and Produced by Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon & Nick Lieberman.
imitating the dog
imitating the dog have been making ground-breaking work for theatres and other spaces for 20 years. Our work has been seen across the world, and we have made work for outdoor festivals and events, seen by hundreds of thousands of people.
Sited work and theatre shows. WATCH HERE
The Show Must Go Online presented by Rob Myles
A collective of actors performing Shakespeare’s plays in canon via Zoom.
The Bristol Improv Theatre
We are the UK’s first dedicated improv theatre, and we have been forced to close due to the coronavirus crisis, now streaming live every Friday and Saturday at 8pm on Twitch.
Stream The Stage
Stream The Stage are a group of friends and recent acting graduates from East 15, Central School of Speech & Drama and Royal Holloway. Having found themselves in isolation due to COVID-19, they decided to livestream a performance of John Ford’s controversial play ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore’.
Nebula Theatre’s Isolation Theatre
A theatre community established by Nebula Theatre to help actors and fellow creatives find each other and read new and existing scripts.
An online theatre space for UK artists and audiences during the Covid19 crisis. New performances several evenings a week.
Coronavirus Theatre Club
Every Sunday at 7pm LIVE!
The Cosmic Shambles Network’s The Stay at Home Festival.
Live streaming pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day, top podcasts like Book Shambles and Science Shambles as well as mixed bill comedy nights and conversations, all without anyone leaving their home.
The Bonfire: Artist-Driven New Musicals Online
Adam Lenson’ and his company ALP’s platform to create, distribute and platform new musical theatre in the digital space.
RSC: First Encounter – King Lear
An edited version of King Lear geared specifically towards younger audiences.
RSC: I, Cinna (The Poet)
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar told through the eyes of a jiggling fool.
Joe’s Pub Live! From the Archives
Stars in the House with Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley
Two Brand-New Shows Streamed LIVE. Every Day, 7pm & 1am (UK time)
Quarantine Cabaret! With Rachel Potter & Marty Thomas
Playback Live Streams HERE
Broadway.com’s #LiveatFive at Home Edition
Everyday with various Broadway legends.
Stars from Broadway, Hollywood, regional productions and more will live stream from their living rooms.
The Downtown Seder Live – 2020
More than twenty artists, thinkers, and entertainers will join live in this unprecedented gathering as we wander together through the quarantine desert; an ancient dinner party that transcends religion and provokes new thinking in a world hungry for order.
We take Shakespearean characters and give them a contemporary voice in the language and rhythm that they would speak. Our work focuses on those who lack agency in the original texts and enters into a dialogue with the plays.
Thread – Musical Livestream
‘Thread’ is our new musical about home, family, class distinction and community. Originally intended to be shared as part of the New Space Festival Paisley Arts Centre
Dem Times, (Omnibus Theatre Online), London Podcast Festival 2019, King’s Place
Teenage pupil Samuel must come to grips with a new world of education in Ghana, in DEM TIMES created by Jacob Roberts- Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson.
Come To Where I’m From App from Paines Plough
In 2010 we asked a group of writers to return to their home towns to pen short plays about the places that shaped them. Since then we’ve commissioned over 160 writers from Olivier Award winners to first time writers. We’ve recorded each playwright performing their own play and created a smartphone app to house all the recordings.
Le Patin Libre, Vertical – The Film
Five strong troupe Le Patin Libre use the ice in daring and dazzling ways to present a completely new perspective in the full length 20-minute film Vertical.
Gandini Juggling’s Smashed Peacock
Recorded live as part of the 40th anniversary of the Mime Festival.
Frantic Digital from Frantic Assembly
Our brand new resource designed to take you behind the scenes of the Frantic Method; sharing insights into the creative and rehearsal process (Frantic Flashbacks), practical creative tasks (Frantic Create) and fun, production related warm ups that can all be safely tried at home.