The Show Must Go On: Get your online theatre fix

Missing your theatre fix? Fear not! The internet has come to the rescue with a number of different productions available to be streamed online. From Sondheim to Shakespeare there is something for everyone, so we’ve put together this list to help keep you entertained.

National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced that they will stream some of their most popular productions on YouTube. Starting with One Man Two Guvnors on Thursday 2nd April, the theatre has announced that they will stream a new production every Thursday in April and May.

Future productions streamed include Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre on 9 April, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island on 16 April, and Twelfth Night on the 23 April, featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia in Shakespeare’s classic comedy, with further titles to be announced.

You can catch the National Theatre on Thursday at 7pm via this link:

Andrew Lloyd Webber

As part of his “The Show Must Go On” series, Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that he will be streaming his productions on YouTube. The first of these will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins.

The show will be available for 48 hours from Friday 3 April at 7pm YouTube. Click here to find access the YouTube channel:

Broadway HD

From 42nd Street to Hamlet, Broadway HD has a whole host of fantastic productions available to stream online. With recordings taken from some of Broadway’s finest productions, there is plenty to enjoy. Broadway HD offer a one-week free trial with monthly and yearly subscription following on from this.  

Click here to find out more:

Marquee TV

Marquee TV allows you to view productions from venues including the Donmar Warehouse, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Opera House. With weekly premiers, the platform has increased their free trial to 30 days with monthly and yearly subscription plans after this.  

Click the link to find out more:

Globe Player

Shakespeare’s Globe recently announced that they would release 40 productions on their Globe Player service for free. Beginning on Monday 6th April, each show will be released for two weeks on a rolling cycle. Featuring some of their most acclaimed productions, this is the perfect place to get your Shakespeare fix.

To find out more click the link:

BBC iPlayer

The BBC are to broadcast six of the RSC’s recent productions on BBC Four and they will also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer. This is a part of the BBC’s “Culture in Quarantine” programming and will feature productions including Macbeth, Romeo and Julio and Othello.

Click the link to find out more about the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine:

Saddler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells are to present a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online. With further announcements expected soon, performances will be available on their Facebook page for 7 days.

Stay up-to-date with Saddler’s Wells Digital Stage programme here:

Digital Theatre

This platform has a whole host of different productions to watch online. With productions from The Old Vic, Palace Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and many more – Digital Theatre is sure to keep you entertained.

A monthly subscription costs £9.99 and you can find out more here:

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows musical was filmed at the London Palladium in 2017 and is now available to stream online for free.

Click here to stream the show 

WhatsOnStage post regular updates about the latest productions available online so it’s worth checking out their website to get the latest updates

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