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Online performances, workshops, performing arts activities and more during lockdown
Throughout the arts world, there has been a huge collective effort to maintain access to the arts to all during this period of lockdown, through online streaming of productions, operas, musicals, workshops and classes by venues ranging from the National Theatre and Royal Opera House in London to many regional venues.
The sheer number and variety of performances and activities can be quite difficult to navigate. Whilst the majority of these are free, they are only available for a limited period of time and the screening offers might change. We have therefore compiled a list to help you plan your viewing.
If you come across any performances or performing arts activities that might be of interest to others, please email James Henshaw, Coade Hall Manager, at email@example.com so that we can add them.
*Please note that the School cannot be responsible for the content on these sites. We recommend that the suggested age guidance, where applicable, is followed.
£ indicates pay-per-view or subscription service
|National Theatre at Home – view here
A selection of previous broadcasts, one every seven days, available for seven days. There is also supporting content related to each performance similar to that seen in a National Theatre Live broadcast which we frequently screen.
|RSC – At Home with Shakespeare (free/£) – view here
A selection of online resources and screenings of previous productions (including a link to a 30-day free trial on Marquee TV). There will also be links to free broadcasts on the BBC.
|Hampstead Theatre at Home – view here
In conjunction with The Guardian, a series of productions from its digital archive.
|Shakespeare’s Globe (free/£) – view here
Fortnightly YouTube premieres for free, or you can rent or purchase other productions from their Globe Player.
|The Shows Must Go On! – view here
A YouTube channel in conjunction with Andrew Lloyd Webber showing one of his musicals every Friday at 19:00 and available to stream for free for 48 hours.
|The Wind in the Willows – The Musical (£) – view here
A recording of the musical in the West End.
|Royal Opera House – Our House to Your House – view here
A series of free streams of past productions as well as masterclasses and behind-the-scenes videos.
|Sadler’s Wells – Digital Stage – view here
A page with links to several online screenings of past ballet performances. There are also a host of family dance workshops.
|National Dance Company Wales – Kin: Connected – view here
National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) has recently launched its new online programme, Kin: Connected, across its website and social media channels as part of the company’s desire to create a community for dance online with audiences, participants and the sector.
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
|BBC Arts – Culture in Quarantine – view here
A BBC initiative to keep public access to art and culture. Their pages are regularly updated so keep checking back!
|Sadler’s Wells – view here
Family Dance Workshops for young families and Company of Elders workshops for older audiences.
|Pegasus Theatre – view here
Pegasus Theatre, based in Oxford, are releasing a series of short workshops, from dance workshops, puppet making and magic tricks on their Facebook and Instagram pages as online SPARK sessions. A new one every Tuesday at 11:00am.
|RSC – Home Learning – view here
A series of resources and lessons on all things Shakespeare.
|Oxford Playhouse – view here
A range of activities (including a daily creative challenge) as well as their Community Playmaker scheme. More activities and information coming on their website shortly.
|The Royal Opera House – Learning Platform – view here
The Royal Opera House have developed an online platform with large numbers of lessons and home learning activities including building your own Royal Opera House stage!
|Banff Mountain Film Festival – view here
The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour are putting together evenings of inspirational films that can be enjoyed from the sofa, including a series of ‘collections’ from around the world. They even include their normal prize draw!
|ATOM Society – view here
The ATOM Society have moved their programme of talks, lectures and seminars online.
|Cirque du Soleil – CirqueConnect – view here
Every Friday, Cirque du Soleil are releasing a 60-minute special of one of their productions.
|BryPlayer – view here
Pupils and staff can view an archive of previous Bryanston productions on BryPlayer. (Parents, we suggest you watch with your son or daughter.)
Exhausted the above? Continue your exploration of online performances and activities by clicking on the link below.