A regularly updating list of online theatre, dance and performances. Many are free or low cost, but your access may vary by location. I will continue to update whenever I have new information.
Upcoming: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations Monday, March 30 at 7pm EDT.
Lists & Collections
- Ollie Jones’ google doc of Theatre Resources here. Thank you, Ollie! (twitter: @oelj)
- Society of American Archivists Performing Arts Section google doc here.
- Kalle Westerling’s (ever the excellent online resource) online calendar of events here.
- New York Theatre moving online here. Thanks to Jonathan Mandall for these!
- Playwrights offering writing workshops online. More here.
Online Plays & Performances (Collections, ongoing)
- Berlin’s Schaubühne nightly livestream (Germany, free)
- Howlround (some performances, artists talks, symposia, US)
- See, Downtown Variety
- Indigenous Films & Media from NFB (Canada)
- follow @ImagineNATIVE on twitter for recommendations
- kanopy performing arts (available through many university and public libraries)
- National Arts Centre Orchestra midday livestream concerts (Canada, free)
- National Theatre at Home (Thursdays, free on YouTube)
- On the Boards (Seattle, US, available through many university and public libraries, individual low-cost access)
- Playbill.com List of Online Shakespeare Readings (free)
- Play Me Podcast (audio drama)
- Playing on Air (podcast theatre, Sunday nights, free but taking donations)
- Play-per-View (USD$5-50 donation, ongoing series)
- Social Distancing Festival (global, streaming performance, donate if you can)
- Patrick Stewart reading a sonnet a day (free)
- Kris Verdonck (artist website, Belgium)
- The Globe and Mail has a list here.
- The Observer has a list here.
- The Guardian has a list here. (Updated March 25)
- The New York Times has a list here.
- The Art Newspaper has a list of online & virtual exhibits here.
- I, Malvolio by Tim Crouch (free at vimeo)
- Gloria and Toni Stone at American Conservatory of Theatre (online, for sale)
- “Parade” au Théâtre du Châtelet (free)
- The Rest I Make Up (film; dir. Michelle Memran, re: Maria Irene Fornes, free for limited time)
Digital Reads & Audiobooks
- Audible Children’s Books (free)
- Cambridge Textbooks (free)
- Canadian Play Outlet (all plays $12)
- Folger Shakespeare Library (free)
- National Emergency Library (free access to books while physical libraries are closed)
- Proquest Digital Book Access (free)
- Verso Books (80% of ebooks)
- The Art Newspaper’s links to video art online (links)
- The Castello di Rivoli in Turin (digital tours & video)
- Cultural Heritage Collections (free)
- Electronic Art Intermix (some free, by subscription)
- Hermitage (5-hour youtube video through Russia’s Hermitage Museum)
- Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid – Rembrandt and Portraiture in Amsterdam, 1590-1670 (online video)
- Doug Reside’s Tour of the Hal Prince exhibit at New York Public Library (video)
- Ubu Web (video, sound art, free)