In her short career, she became the first African-American female writer to be performed on Broadway. Find out more. All rights reserved. Well you do now! From paid-for streaming platforms to YouTube streams to one-offs on other platforms, there’s a huge amount of stuff to see. The festival is putting full shows, musical performances, talks, Q&As and more online for free. London’s operatic institution is presently shuttered indefinitely, but tune in to its Facebook page or YouTube channel at the right time and you can bring a programme of high art into your living room. Free opera! It was first performed live in 2017 and then live recorded for Anti-Bullying Week. Subscriptions cost just $8.99 a month – and for new subscribers, the first week is free.

Check out the YouTube channel here. It's around for a month! A streaming service specifically aimed at theater lovers, BroadwayHD offers a slate of almost 300 whole, high-quality, professionally filmed live  performances from Broadway, the West End and beyond. The world’s coolest theatre is streaming a play every night, at 6.30pm German time, for free.

More details here. To show its appreciation for everything those in the service have done at this time of national crisis, the Old Vic is broadcasting a series of specially commissioned monologues celebrating the NHS called ‘The Greatest Wealth’, plus a new play written by Booker Prize-winning author Bernadine Evaristo. Watch for free now to discover a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Orpheus and the underworld. Time Out London’s theatre editor, Andrzej Lukowski, picks the best streaming shows and platforms to get your thespian fix while theatres are shut.

But for now, here are the best ways to bring the experience home. Rehearsed on Skype and filmed via Facebook, Theatre Uncut's newest show is a perfect fit for the coronavirus outbreak. A five-step guide to experiencing the cultural event of the season. Did you know that it's totally free? The worldwide shutdown has hit actors, dancers and other performing artists hard, and shut spectators away in isolation. Have you got a library card or a university login? Though live circus might be unavailable, the iconic troupe Cirque du Soleil is regularly putting hour-long free shows on its YouTube channel to keep audiences sated. View our Privacy Policy.

Physical theatre pros Gecko have put a wad of their shows on YouTube for free, including The Time of Your Life, a collaboration with the BBC.

The Barn's hit production with Aaron Sidwell and Lauren Samuels went live at 6pm on Friday 27 March, and will be available from the Barn's website after that. Shakespeare’s Globe’s digital platform. Missed the award-winning revival of Ghost Quartet when it ran in London last year? Like you, we can’t wait to get back out there and support the theatre in person. RECOMMENDED: The absolute best things to do at home. David Tennant in ‘Richard II’ is the pick of the RSC stuff; or if you want to get into opera there’s a complete Ring Cycle on there. It's now available to watch online above. Hansberry’s only work to be set in Africa, it’s sprawling, sometimes abstract, sometimes deeply personal. Find out more here. Try another? ‘Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation’ is a series of new, digital short plays created using a team of socially distanced actors and playwrights via digital conferencing technology, that will be performed partially live, partially pre-recorded in April.

And although you can’t be there in person, these online streaming theatre, dance and opera shows have some advantages over the IRL theatre experience: you’ll always get the best view in the house, and it’s often for free. Stream these amazing plays, musicals and dance shows at home – because right now, your couch is the best seat in the house. Luckily, the internet has opened up a lifeline, allowing performing arts institutions to keep the lights on – virtually, at least. Evan Placey's hit 2014 play heads to the virtual world. We already have this email. Only The Brave - A New Musical from AdVision TV on Vimeo. See which West End shows are brand new or coming to a close, and view theatre productions by month or day of the week by browsing our theatre calendar.If it’s happening in the theatre scene, we can tell you what’s on. The cast features Rufus Hound, Dakota Blue Richards, Catherine Russell, Jack Holden, Jasper Britton and Ravi Aujla. The theatre company has put one of its earlier works, Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist, online for free! Marquee TV has a huge amount of top-notch Royal Shakespeare Company stuff, Oscar Wilde plays, ballet work and operas – and it’s offering a 30-day free trial. By signing up you are confirming you are 16 or over. What’s on it? Find out more. The venue's productions of The Importance of Being Earnest and Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual are also available. Try another? London’s most famous dance theatre, the legendary Sadler’s Wells, has had its entire programme suspended.

We already have this email. Tim Crouch is a legend at the best of times, so seeing his solo show hosted by the RSC is a great chance to watch theatre at its best. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Another lovely RSC show geared towards introducing theatre to young'uns, this time taking the tragic story of King Lear and making it more accessible and fleet. You can also watch his production of I, Malvolio here. Thanks for subscribing!

Only the Brave, the hit musical starring Caroline Sheen and David Thaxton, is available for free online. Road Dahl's hit book is brought to life by an all-star cast of Marina Hyde and Zubin Varla – perfect for kids of all ages! Behind The Curtain with: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | Table read, Q&A … Now that's a nice sentiment - the European Commission-supported OperaVision will be supplying free opportunities to watch top-tier performances filmed at the highest quality level, with new shows released weekly on top of a massive back catalogue. Time Out London’s theatre editor, Andrzej Lukowski, picks the best streaming shows and platforms to get your thespian fix while theatres are shut. Trailers and advertisements for shows you can see in London theatres at the moment. It’s a tiny bit random, veering from West End to fringe, but lots of juicy stuff, with heavy hitters including Richard Armitage in ‘The Crucible’ (pictured) and Sheridan Smith in ‘Funny Girl’. Watch it above. Kieran Hurley's brand new play will be premiering on 23 March at 8pm and will also be released as a playtext to download, with performing rights free until 23 April.

The hit Fringe production has put its best foot forward and released a full recording online! Many thousands of theatres across the globe lie empty, devoid of performers, audience, artistry and applause. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s West End theatre show is available to stream on Soho Theatre’s on-demand site and Amazon Prime Video (US, UK). The show, filmed by AdVision TV in 2016, tells the story of a group of soldiers in the run-up to the D-Day landings. Based on Arinzé Kene's hit play, the new, shortened, screen version has been put online for all to see.

The best theatre shows to stream online right now, Photograph: Courtesy of Wyndham’s Theatre. £8.99 a month or £69.99 a year, but it’s offering a 30-day free trial during the pandemic, which is cool. What’s on it? The Melbourne-based company is popping cinema-quality classics from its back catalogue onto its website – including artistic director David McAllister’s celebrated take on ‘The Sleeping Beauty’.