Don't miss out on some of the best London theatre shows, now available to enjoy virtually from the comfort of your own home!
Although London theatres are temporarily closed for live performances due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy London’s current, past and new theatre online, from Shakespearean classics to hard-hitting comedy.
Classic theatre productions
Sing along to some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's biggest West End musical songs with The Shows Must Go On.
Make use of the free content on Globe Player, Shakespeare’s Globe’s online platform, which also offers recordings of its productions for a small fee. Also keep an eye out for free monologues and readings on the Globe's Youtube channel.
...Eight new videos from the casts of London’s top shows, from Wicked to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Available on Sky VIP in August and September, before being hosted on the Official London Theatre YouTube channel. Until 23 Oct
Hear a global cast read complete Shakespearean works, from Romeo and Juliet to The Taming of the Shrew, every week with The Show Must Go Online. Wednesdays at 7pm
Catch up on plays written and performed during lockdown from deaf and disabled playwrights and performers, as part of Graeae theatre company’s Crips Without Contraints series.
Watch Bush Theatre’s heart-warming and poignant series of Monday Monologues, written and recorded during the lockdown by UK and Irish writers including Travis Alabanza, Sophie Ellerby and Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu. Ever other Monday
Explore themes of workplace fear with dark comedy Contractions, performed in British Sign Language and spoken English by Deafinitely Theatre at New Diorama.
Revisit scripts and music from Homo Promos’ A Gay Century, a special lockdown series of one-act operas exploring the gay history of the 20th century, from tales about Oscar Wilde to the first civil partnership register in London.
See one of the world’s most famous shows and catch behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast, at a home-sitting with Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, available on digital download (£9.99).
Download a free audiobook of play My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney, as performed at The Bridge Theatre in 2018.