With the current state of affairs, many shows and attractions are now being offered free*.
If you’ve been watching films and TV until your eyes have turned square (something our mothers warned us about), then we have some alternative content for you!
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From April 3rd https://www.andrewlloydwebber.com/ will be offering free screenings of his famous musicals. Kicking off with the 2000 version of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat starring Joan Collins, Donny Osmond and Richard Attenborough. On April 10th (Good Friday) Jesus Christ Superstar will be streaming starring Tim Minchin, Mel C and Chris Moyles.
Each production will start screening from 7pm each day and will be available for 48 hours – so set your alarms!
From April 2nd at 7pm every week, the National Theatre (NT) is offering classic productions from their archives for free on their YouTube channel, starting with the award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden.
Their following line-up is as follows:
Jane Eyre – 7pm on Thursday 9 April. Available until 16
This bold and innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.
Treasure Island – 7pm on Thursday 16 April. Available until 23 April.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in this thrilling stage adaptation. Featuring Arthur Darvill as Long John Silver.
Twelfth Night with Tamsin Greig – 7pm Thursday 23 April. Available until 30 April.
Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.
Keep checking back to the NT YouTube channel here:
If you’re getting the urge to look at ancient artefacts and learn about the history of our great planet then many museums have opened their doors virtually for you to look at their exhibits online. This exhaustive list will keep you occupied for many hours as you gaze into our past, present and future.
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Louvre Museum Paris
- Salvatore Dali Museum, Figueres, Spain
- Smithsonian, Washington DC
- Museum Of London Docklands
- National Gallery, London
- British Museum, London
- Natural History Museum, London
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, United States
- Musei Vaticani, Vatican City
- Tate Britain, London
- Met Museum, New York
- MASP, Sao Paolo, Brazil
- Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
- Musée d’Orsay, Paris
- National Gallery Of Arts, Washington DC
- Picasso Museum, Barcelona
- Virginia Living Museum
- Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
- Yale Centre For British Art
- Royal Academy Of Arts, London
- The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park
- Women’s History Museum, Virginia, USA
- National Museum Of US Air Forces
- The Museum of Flight
- Anne Franke Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- US Holocaust Museum
- 3D Virtual Exhibitions
If beautiful stories and bellowing voices are your bags, then the Metropolitan Opera in New York have swung their doors open to the public on a nightly basis.
Available from 23:30-22:30 every day (24 hours), you’ll find a new opera to stream for free from their extensive back catalogue. They are asking for donations while they facilitate this, but there is no need to pay if you cannot afford to.
If you’re a francophone, then the Opera de Paris are also doing something similar here:
Their line-up will rotate on a weekly basis and this is what their schedule looks like:
March 17 – 22: Manon (2020)
March 23 – 29: Don Giovanni (2019)
March 30 – April 5: Swan Lake (2019)
April 6 – 12: The Barber of Seville (2014)
April 13 – 19: Tribute to Jerome Robbins (2018)
April 20 – 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (2016)
April 27 – May 3: Carmen (2017)
March 17 – May 3: Cycle of Tchaikovsky‘s six symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan