The theatres, museums, cinemas and concert halls may be closed many are opening up their archives to share online for free.
We would like to thank the Blackheath Society for drawing up most of the list below, we have added a few. This list is not exhaustive, please feel free to add to it in the comments.
In normal times much of this is shown live in cinemas or on subscription channels but in these strange times many are streaming free from their archives, though sometimes only for a day or a week. (Some say they are premiering on a particular day and time which may mean it will be available from then for a limited time.)
- The Metropolitan Opera New York https://www.metopera.org/
- The Royal Opera House https://www.roh.org.uk/
- The Deutsche Oper Berlin https://www.
- Berliner Philharmoniker https://www.
- Curve Theatre https://www.
curveonline.co.uk/news/watch- our-archive-recording-of-the- importance-of-being-earnest/
- Musical Theatre – The Shows Must Go On https://www.youtube.com/
- Cirque du Soleil – https://www.cirquedusoleil.
- The Globe from Monday 6th April – https://globeplayer.tv/
- The Hampstead Theatre – https://www.
- Cheek by Jowl, The Winter’s Tale Live Capture – https://www.youtube.com/
- National Theatre – https://www.
- The Wind in the Willows https://www.
- The Show Must Go Online: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona – https://www.youtube.com/
- It’s True, It’s True, It’s True: Artemisia on Trial, Breach Theatre – https://www.youtube.com/
- The Schaubühne Theatre, Berlin – https://www.schaubuehne.de/
- The Viral Monologues – https://24hourplays.com/
- The Singing Hour, Sing Together – https://singtogether.org.
- London Symphony Orchestra – Tuesday and Thursday evening and then available for 24 hours https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/2019-20-season/alwaysplaying.html
- Lloyd Webber musicals https://www.youtube.
- The Sixteen are broadcasting their concert of James McMillan’s Stabat Mater performed in the Sistine Chapel on Good Friday – We are told the info will appear on their Facebook page
If art is your thing it is also worth checking out the Art gallery websites. Many are putting together online resources at the moment.