the best of theatre, opera and ballet to stream at home
Create a new kind of theatre experience in the comfort of your own home. Renowned art houses from across the globe have responded to their temporary closures by releasing their content online. Theatre, opera, ballet – don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy critically-acclaimed productions whilst never leaving your sofa.
national theatre at home
You’ve got to love the National Theatre. They’re streaming some of their most celebration shows on YouTube every Thursday at 8pm. They began with One Man, Two Guvnors (2011) starring James Corden last week and the rest of the month looks a real treat with performances including Jane Eyre (2017), Treasure Island (2014) and Twelfth Night (2017). Watch live over on their YouTube channel here.
the metropolitan opera on demand
Even though The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, the great world opera house is continuing its hugely popular Live in HD series of free streamed performances every night this week, that will that show off opera at its most thrilling, thought-provoking, and uplifting. This week’s productions include Aida, La Fanciulla del West and Don Pasquale. You can catch them here.
royal opera house
The iconic institution launched #FromOurHouseToYourHouse, bringing a selection of their productions, both opera and ballet, online for free. Check their Facebook and YouTube channels to catch the shows including a family-friendly Peter and the Wolf (2010) and uploaded tomorrow, Così fan tutte (2010).
You might remember when we used to screen, Globe on Screen. Relive the memories of Shakespeare’s iconic playhouse as the Globe Theatre are broadcasting six shows for free on their YouTube channel. Hamlet (2018) is currently live until 19 April with more to come in the next few weeks. You can show support to them by paying to see more productions on the Globe Player.
chichester festival theatre
For the first time, Chichester Festival Theatre is to stream a selection of its archive productions online, beginning with the musical Flowers for Mrs Harris (2018) from Thursday 9 April at 1pm for the Easter weekend. Flowers for Mrs Harris will be available on the CFT website for 30 days and will be free to watch. Details of future broadcasts will be announced shortly.
We are missing bringing these world-renowned screenings to our building, but we’ll keep sharing ways you can still enjoy live theatre, opera and ballet until our re-opening.