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Watch A Show – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021


Watch A Show

There are fantastic archives and live streams online just waiting to be discovered, and some innovative new work being made in response to COVID safety measures…so why not check them out?

(Updated 17th  December 2020)

  1. We all love watching a film at Christmas – check out the best movies on UK TV this Christmas.
  2. The Core at Corby Cube celebrated their 10th birthday during the second lockdown and are looking forward to re-opening in February 2021 with COVID safety procedures in place.
  3. The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough, has curated a collection of their favourite performances from around the world, ensuring that you can enjoy the very best theatrical offering, safe and sound at home whilst they work on their plans for re-opening.
  4. During the first lockdown of 2020, Grayson Perry brought the nation together through his Art Club. Now you can see the gallery showing artworks from the series, and find out more about some of the artists.
  5. Stamford Arts Centre have a whole host of online programming for you to enjoy on their facebook and YouTube channels.
  6. Pay what you can (from only £1!) to watch online the archive recording of the ground-breaking, Olivier award-winning, West End transfer of Emilia.
  7. Have a look at the Theatre section of the Fantastic for Families website for all sorts of family-friendly shows to view online.
  8. Do you work in a school or lead a club for children and young people? If you do, you can set up a film club and access free films from Into Film and take part in the world’s largest youth film festival.
  9. Lots of places now offer online content, both free and ticketed – check out The Royal Opera House, as well as What’s On Stage for a whole variety of shows.
  10. Attend the Social Distancing Festival from your easy chair – find live performances happening all over the world, including music, theatre, poetry, storytelling, comedy, opera and more.
  11. Glastonbury may be postponed until next year, but you can catch up with some great festival performances from 2019 and fantastic Music documentaries on BBC iPlayer.
  12. Royal & Derngate’s brand new digital musical (for grown-ups) #ZoologicalSociety  is now live. A concept album has been released that you can stream now for FREE on SpotifyApple Music and Amazon Music.
  13. Teachers and students can watch popular recordings of National Theatre Live collection of 30 world-class productions is now available for educational institutions to stream at home. UK state-funded teachers and pupils can access the Collection for free.
  14. World-renowned performers, Cirque du Soleil are providing a much-needed distraction to your screens!  On their website you’ll find spectacular shows, behind-the-scenes videos. virtual reality experiences and more!
  15. Fancy attending an armchair concert? The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra has started a National Digital Concert Hall for your listening pleasure!
  16. Need a Little Help is a moving and uplifting show by Half Moon Theatre and Tangled Feet based on the experiences of young carers, which explores what it means to look after someone else when you are young. Free to watch and ideal for ages 2 – 7.
  17. Filmed On Stage have a huge variety of free filmed theatre performances to stream free at home whilst venues are closed.
  18. Deafinitely Theatre are releasing 3 online performances signed in BSL. Love’s Labour’s Lost is the first play of the plays you can watch online for FREE!

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