Lockdown - Free Online Theatre Plays Musicals - Consolidated List

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Posted 23rd Apr 2020
I have tried to consolidate a list of all the theatre shows, plays or musicals that are currently being made available to view for free in various formats.

Please feel to add more to this list, bur where you can please try and donate a bit to the respective theatre organisation to show appreciation for their efforts.

Note: the dates vary and most theatres only making the free show available for a limited time, so check the daes/times.


National Theatre Live: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

3448036.jpgShakespeare's whirlwind comedy of mistaken identity, featuring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia. nationaltheatre.org.uk/sho…ght

Follow this link at 7pm on Thur 23rd April, to stream the show into your living room:


Check out the Resource Pack to learn more about this production, including guidance for GCSE and A-Level students: nationaltheatre.org.uk/sit…pdf


Hampstead Theatre: Tiger Country

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Please note, Tiger Country will be available to be streamed on demand until Sunday 26th April 10pm.



Chickenshed Theatre: Waiting for the Ship to Sail

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Waiting for the Ship to Sail is an artistic response to the urgent and pressing questions of global migration, and investigates the concepts of national and personal identity.

Follow this link to watch the show:



David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Art - FREE online documentary
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Two landmark exhibitions by the iconic British artist, David Hockney RA. Sit back and enjoy, as we revisit 'A Bigger Picture' and '82 Portraits and One Still-Life'. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

Please use this link to watch the documentary:



Royal Ballet: Metamorphosis

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A dark, surrealist nightmare is conjured up in Arthur Pita's dance-theatre adaptation of Kafka's novella. The Metamorphosis won a South Bank Sky Arts Award and Edward Watson won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his role.

Follow this link to watch the show:

Treasure Island - National Theatre

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny brought to life in this thrilling new stage adaptation.

Please note this show is only available from Thu 16 April 7pm until 23rd April.

Follow this link to watch Treasure Island:



Wise Children, directed by Emma Rice

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Director Emma Rice brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, in a production that has been seen at theatres across the UK. Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018

You can watch this play here:

Hampstead Theatre: #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI
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Originally performed and live streamed in 2013, this unique recording of #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei returns as part of the Hampstead Theatre At Home series. Thank you to the whole company for kindly allowing us to share this incredible play again. #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei is available to watch on demand from Monday 27 April until Sunday 3 May.




Philharmonia Orchestra: Beethoven's 9th Symphony

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So tune in for a streamed concert from our archive. In fact, it’s almost exactly 50 years old. 2020 is our 75th anniversary, so we thought we would take a step back in time to a special moment in the Philharmonia’s history when in 1970 our first Principal Conductor, Otto Klemperer, conducted a cycle of Beethoven Symphonies at the Royal Festival Hall.

Use this link to stream the concert:



Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, are thrilled to announce that they will be streaming their 2019/20 Mercury Pantomime Cinderella, to your screens via YouTube Premiere – oh yes they will!

Resource Pack with an amazing wealth of information about the play and the production, do have a look: curveonline.co.uk/con…pdf

Follow this link to watch the show:



Jesus Christ Superstar

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