A new streaming service is bringing Broadway shows to the UK
This exciting new platform will launch in the UK in June after a north American launch next month, entitled “Broadway on Demand”.
The company’s president and CEO Sean Cercone said: “Broadway is a giant global brand, and its impact extends far beyond a few blocks in midtown Manhattan. Even before our current crisis, we’ve long dreamt of building a platform that would truly fulfill Broadway’s long-held promise of being the ‘longest street in the world.’ This platform is our way of breaking down geographical and economic barriers so that the entire world can partake in all the wonders that Broadway has to offer.”
Some of the content is free, there will also be a subscription service for a small monthly fee, offering premium content or a wider selection of livestreams.
You can find out more on the “Broadway on Demand” website here, and sign up for early access.
You can also watch stage shows, musicals and opera online now for free, and access amazing theatre from the comfort of your own sofa!
BBC’s Performance Live
The BBC is offering a raft of free theatre for UK users.
Royal Opera House
The iconic company is putting archived shows online for free, including Gloriana, above. You can see more here.
Chichester Festival Theatre
The venue has begun streaming archived shows including the musical version of David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang. These shows will be available for a month.
The National Theatre at Home
The new scheme beams its NTLive shows onto the web – all through YouTube! The scheme has announced new shows now – two versions of Frankenstein and Anthony and Cleopatra.
Shakespeare’s Globe’s Romeo and Juliet
The venue will release free titles including six mainstage shows accompanied by 34 that were created as part of the venue’s epic “Globe to Globe” series of international performances. A proper treat!
The famed music maker is going live every day from his very own shed! Each day has a different theme – Mondays it’s Musicals, Wednesday is mash-ups and Friday is children’s requests. You can watch along here.
The hit gig-theatre company is making a variety of shows available online for free. If you like your theatre high-octane, vibrant and tuneful! Check them out here.
The International Online Theatre Festival
Run until the 15 May, the online festival provides some of the most cutting-edge contemporary theatre from venues all across the world. Highlights include Alice Birch and Katie Mitchell’s Orlando, as well as Milo Rau’s Lenin and a wad of shows from Germany’s Schaubühne. Find out more here.
Mushy Lyrically Speaking
The hit production about living with a speech impediment is available online! Watch it here.
The European Commission-supported OperaVision and will be supplying free opportunities to watch top-tier performances filmed at the highest quality level, with new shows released weekly on top of a massive back catalogue. Find out more here.
The Met are providing dynamic, fresh content every night at the moment, diving into their back-catalogue of incredible productions to provide a new show on their website every day. You can find out more here.
Myth The Rise and Fall of Orpheus
This show has had a number of incarnations in its journey to date. Watch for free now to discover a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Orpheus and the underworld.