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The Show Must Go On!: Every Friday at 7pm there will be a screening of one Andrew Lloyd Webber musical on Youtube, available for 48 hours.

Myth - The Rise And Fall Of Orpheus: The rock retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus is now available on demand, performed live at The Other Palace. This musical is directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Sam Cassidy.

Showstopper - The improvised musical: A live streamed performance of the musical now available on their Facebook page. 

Gigglemug Comedy: Timpson - The Musical, performed live at the Stockwell Playhouse. 

Stay at Home with Crazy Coqs: Crazy Coqs, Soho’s unique live entertainment venue within the Brasserie Zédel complex, announces a new online initiative. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 19:00 (GMT +1), they will post a performance from one of their artists on their Youtube channel. Expect a single song or sketch, a series of songs, a nearly full show or even a live-stream.

Music and the Arts for Kids: Click on the image above to visit our Music Education page where you will be able to discover an abundance of articles, concerts, opera & dance performances, all created for children. 

The Bourlet Young Masters Art Prize: New Art Prize launches for Under 12s to raise money for the Cavell Nurses Trust on Instagram. Master framers Bourlet & Fake or Fortune’s Philip Mould have come together to create a dazzling incentive for all our children stuck at home during lockdown. Follow the link to find out more about this initiative or follow the competition on Instagram, where they will repost a selection of submissions as an online exhibition and you can find out more about the prizes, the judges and the amazing work of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

Royal Academy: RA have a wonderful page of ideas of what to make with your children. Check out how to paint a protest poster or make a recycled sculpture. Some really fun ideas.


Orchestralab: Orchestralab vous propose de jouer avec les héros de Mozart et Stravinsky, pour les jeunes enfants. (Only in French)


Soho Theatre: Stand up comedy shows are available on demand on the Soho Theatre website. Stand up artists include: Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag, Panti Bliss, Aditi Mittal, Shappi Khorsandi, Jen Brister, Lazy Susan and many others. Shows are priced £4 each and are available to watch for 2 days. 


Royal Academy: The RA are putting their exhibitions online and currently offer a fabulous virtual exhibition of Picasso and Paper as well as a virtual tour of their Léon Spilliaert exhibition. These carefully curated videos offer a great way to get to know a specific portion of an artist's work or to discover someone new.

Tate Modern: The Congolese artist, Faustin Linyekula, was due to perform at Tate Modern from 20th - 29th March. The museum had to close its doors, but released an online only performance of Linyekula's My Body, My Archive. The performance was re-invented for the particular situation of this exhibition and its closure to the public, performed to camera in the empty Tanks. The video performance is available on demand on the Tate Modern website. 

Tate Modern: Before the gallery closed, Tate Modern filmed some of their favourite parts of the Andy Warhol exhibition to share with you. Get ready to escape to another decade and step into the world of this pop art superstar. 

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems: The Kennedy Centre and artist-in-residence Mo Willems teach audiences how to draw, every weekday at 1:00 pm (GMT -4). Episodes remain online and can be streamed on demand. 

Museum Views: Take a virtual tour of museums all over the world through Google Arts & Culture. 


Shakespeare's Sonnets:  Sir Patrick Stewart reads one of Shakespeare's Sonnets every day through his Twitter channel. 

Sonnet Project NYC: An ongoing project of the NY Shakespeare Exchange, where a different аctor performs a Shakespeare Sonnet in a carefully chosen NYC location. 

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More theatre events

The 24 Hour Plays - Viral Monologues: Monologues written, rehearsed, recorded and released in 24 hours.

Open Clasp Theatre Company: Performance of the multi award-winning play Key Change, directed by Laura Lindow.

The Show Must Go Online: Weekly online performance of one of Shakespeare's plays. Each week Robert Myles, gathers a global cast of amateurs and professionals to perform Shakespeare's plays in the order they were written. (Every Thursday, 19:00, GMT)

Greenwich Theatre: Watch some of Greenwich Theatre’s greatest past performances, including acclaimed productions of School for Scandal and The Duchess of Malfi. Tune in to Facebook every Friday for an evening show at 7.30pm (GMT +1) and watch with friends and family. 

Imitating the Dog: This touring theatre company releases one of their previous shows to watch on their website every two weeks. For the upcoming weeks, they will be showing Oh The Night! , which is a large scale projection mapping piece with community chorus originally commissioned by Absolutely Cultured for Urban Legends.


More Circus events

The Barn Theatre: Giffords Circus presents a weekly episode of Tweedy's Lost & Found! on the theatre's youtube channel. The show is live every Wednesday at 12:00, noon (GMT) and it is available to watch on demand after the broadcast. 

The Remarkable Renaldo and Little Lou: This circus duo has announced each Friday they will stage an interactive show through a video conference call. You can contact them through the link for more details. 

Chris Barltrop's Audacious Mr Astley: The 'father of the modern circus' Philip Astley is reincarnated by his modern-day equivalent. Real-life ringmaster, circus personality and professional actor Chris Barltrop has painstakingly researched, written and performs to tell Astley's story 'at first hand' in a lively and atmospheric presentation. 

Free trials of paid subscription services

Marquee TV: Performances from Shakespeare's Globe, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Classic Spring Theatre Company. (30-day free trial available)

LIVR: Live theatre performances filmed with virtual reality technology. (30-day free trial available)

Plays in French, German or Italian


Theatre Odeon: Live performances of Molière's The School for Wives, (with English subtitles) and Tartuffe and Le Misanthrope available on demand from the Odeon Theatre (without subtitles).


Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz: Every night, this legendary theatre, starting at 18:30 (GMT +2) and running until midnight, will stream a different play form their archives. Works by Ibsen, Brecht, Fassbinder, directed by legendary Thomas Ostermeier, Peter Stein.. (English surtitles or audio available for most of the performances)

The Münchner Kammerspiele: Recording of one of the productions on the programme available every day for 24 hours. (English surtitles available).

Gorki Theatre: This Berlin Theatre is streaming one of their productions every Wednesday at 18:00 (GNT +2), available on demand for 24 hours. All of the performances are available with English subtitles. The first streamed play will be Roma Armee, on 8th April.


Teatro Franco Parenti: This Milan based theatre has made available on demand two of their productions on their Youtube channel: Carlo Goldoni's The Lovers and Mario Diament's Blind Date, both directed by Andrée Ruth Shammah. 

Piccolo Teatro di Milano e d'Europa:  The streaming service of this theatre is showing the play titled Il miracolo della cena, based on the original writings of Fernanda Wittgens. The play is directed by Marco Rampoldi, starring Sonia Bergamasco.

Teatro dell'Elfo: Since 26th March, audiences worldwide are able to enjoy three productions of this theatre, available on demand on their website: Moisés Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Ferdinando Bruni and Francesco Frongia; a homage to Edgar Allan Poe - A Series of Extravagant Events, written and directed by Ferdinando Bruni and Francesco Frongia, and Where art thou, Muse (Shakespeare's Sonnets) directed by Elena Russo Arman.

Teatro Stabile Napoli: The theatre offers multiple productions from their repertoire available on demand on their Teatro a casa platform. 

RaiPlay: The streaming service of the Italian national television has made available a number of streams from their theatre archive. The theatre streams are divided in two categories: Theatre Drama and Theatre Comedy. (Most of the streams are only available in Italy).