Isolation Entertainment from Around the World
Keep entertained this Lockdown!
Below is a list of Streaming Services online, right now to make sure you have your theatre fix, even if you can't get to a theatre! This is not a complete list of everything on around the world, and Holden Street Theatres is not producing any of these products, this is simply a list of theatre shows you can access online to keep you excited about theatre. We would also like to give a little extra publicity to these amazing companies striving to keep the arts industry thriving during the COVID-19 crisis.
Checkout the list below.
If you have any further questions about the content please contact the creators of the services directly.
The South Australian State Theatre Company has put together a series or South Australian stories to stream from your own home. Each week 10 South Australian writers will create 10 new characters and 10 new stories, which will be performed by 10 actors, recorded on film and digitally delivered to you over 10 weeks. With 100 new stories to immerse yourself in check them out now.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is streaming a huge range of performances on their YouTube channel for free. Their mission is to share their music with you, even if you can't join them in the concert hall. You can also donate to the MSO if you so desire.
Cost: Free, donations accepted
The Sydney Opera House is putting up a huge range of on demand and live performances and talks for you to browse through. With an impressive line up of music, dance, opera and family content they are sure to have something for you!
The Sydney Theatre Company has a huge range of monologues online for you to watch. With some massive stars including Tim Minchin and Hugo Weaving performing monologues from Hamlet, Mia Wasikowska with an excerpt from Lord of the Flies and many more they have something for everyone. Checkout the great list now.
The Australian Ballet is hosting a new ballet from their archive every two weeks. With some beautiful pieces streaming through June check them out while you can.
Don Quixote - 3rd - 24th September
Opera Australia is here to satiate your operatic needs with not only full live performances on Sydney Harbour but with behind the scenes videos, a conversations series and the best of Dame Joan Sutherland as well. With these wonderful performances including Madame Butterfly, La Traviata and Aida up for free its worth while watching right now.
The Children's Theater of Cincinnati have put together a some excellent online resources to keep the kids entertained and educated this season. With full productions available to watch as well as learning resources, talks and activities it will keep the kids entertained for hours.
Sea Wall written by Simon Stephens is a monologue performed by Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) in an intimate portrayal of a man dealing with loss. Currently streaming on YouTube it is a powerful piece of theatre not to be missed.
Shakespeare's Globe is streaming several of it's productions for free for two weeks at a time! These are available through their YouTube Channel or you can find a huge number of Shakespeare's plays to watch for purchase through their website.
Cost: YouTube content Free, Website content various
Stream the Stage hosts a huge range of comedy, music and chats from some massive names in Australian entertainment to live stream. They come in a range of prices and times so checkout who is playing!
Kim Salmon & The Surrealists - 27th September
Rob Snarski With Shane O'Mara - 27th September
Rebecca & Billy's Sing-A-Long Society - 7th October
The Old Vic int the UK is hosting a range of different online content including podcasts, archive performances and a range of monologues free of charge. Monologues are released on Thursdays (UK time) and are available indefinitely while the archive shows are available for one week only. With its world renowned pedigree you know this will be quality theatre.
The Greatest Wealth - Monologues
Boo - 14 May
At the Point of Need - 21 May
Rivers - 28 May
Sister Susan - 4 June
Speedy Gonzales -11 june
Family Room - 18 June
Choice & Control - 25 June
The Nuchess - 2 July
This is a live performance juggling show performed in the Peacock Theatre UK in 2010. It is a homage to Pina Bausche and has the same innocence, games, fantasy and humour of the German choreographer’s work. Live streaming now it is a wonderful hour and twenty minuets of entertainment not to be missed.
Cost: Free, donations accepted