With Theatres and Venues across the country closed there is no need to miss out. Many theatre companies, orchestras, opera houses and musicians are offering free to view performances which are easy to access. Why not dress for the occasion and have a night out at home? Or simply relax in your PJ’s with a nice cuppa and enjoy the talent the world has to offer from the comfort of your sofa.
Artists around the globe have been busy making sure fans of live music can access live shows during the pandemic. We have scoured the internet to bring you the best concerts, gigs and live streaming events to your home. From Pop, to Rock, Country Music and Vintage concerts here is our guide to the best popular music online.
Lets kick off with the biggest concert thart Teignmouth has ever seen! Back in September 2009 Teignmouth’s very own Muse put on a homecoming show to remember. Thousands packed the Den to see the rock legends play, a night that will go down in history!
Elvis Presley – Aloha from Hawaii, Live in Honolulu 1973 – The ultimate experience!
Elton John Live at Madison Square Garden, New York 2000
Neil Diamond live full concert, 2019
Donny Osmond live at Edinburgh Castle
Fleetwood Mac Mirage Tour – Live 1982 Full Concert filmed at The Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.
Michael Jackson Dangerous Tour 1993 full concert
Aretha Franklin – Full Concert Recorded Live: 3/7/1971 – Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
Here is a compilation of live TV performances from artists from the 1950’s and 1960’s, including Little Richard, Bobby Darin and FRank Sinatra.
More popular music coming soon!
The Mito Chamber Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa is uploading videos of past performances that you can watch on-demand. https://www.arttowermito.or.jp/english/topics/article_22.html
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is streaming performances from the past year. Performances include works from Brahms, Mahler and Beethoven.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre has a huge online archive for you sift through at your leisure.
Join the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as they #Playon via their Youtube channel.
Violinist Doori Na has been hosting weekly concerts on their facebook page:
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:
The Minnesota Orchestra from home:
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonie de Paris
Concert Roulette is a fun way to discover classical music. Head to website below and click “start” and you will be presented with a concert!
Google Arts & Culture Virtual Tours
Immerse yourself in amazing venues and performances with Google’s Virtual Tours. Highlights include the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal College of Music.
BBC Sounds is a streaming media and audio download service from the British Broadcasting Corporation that includes live radio broadcasts, audio on demand, and podcasts. You can listen to live or on demand lunchtime concerts and recitals on BBC 3 via the sounds website or app.
Learn How to dance
The Step by step dance school is streaming Ballroom and Latin American dance classes on their facebook page:
Opera and Ballet
The Royal Opera House is letting you stream opera and ballet content online for free whilst their stages are closed.
Click here to view their programme of performances.
Opera vision has a whole library of Opera and Ballet for you to stream from home.
The Met Opera is streaming daily free performances:
The Northern Ballet is streaming performances on a “pay as you feel” basis:
Leading hip hop dance collective BirdGang ltd present the second in a series of Culture in Quarantine films commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England with support from Sadler’s Wells.
See the full series created in lockdown here: https://sadl.rs/2W0gL1R
Motion house dance theatre is screening their “Earth Trilogy” for the first time on their Youtube channel:
Ronnie Scott’s jazz club is a legendary Jazz club which opened in the 1950’s in Soho, London.In 2009 it was named by the Brecon Jazz Festival as “one of 12 venues that had made the most important contributions to jazz in the United Kingdom”. Read more about the legendary club here.
You can view live performances and interviews with musicians and artists on the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club’s youtube channel here.
Gunhild Carling is a multi-talented ,Swedish Jazz musician and singer, daughter of “King of Trad Jazz”,Hans Cooling. Join her and her band for nightly jazz sessions from the garden by visiting her website here:
A Youtube Jazz playlist:
The Monteray Jazz Festival will be live streaming a virtual festival this September the 25th-27th and features an incredible line-up of musicians includin Herbie Hancock and Jamie Cullum. Visit their website here for more information.
Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”:
The Southwark Stayhouse are streaming the following plays and musicals on their website:
Bound by Jesse Burton
Wasted – musical by Christopher Ash and Carl Miller
Twelth Night – William Shakespeare
The Beast will rise – Phillip Ridley
21 Chump street – A 14 minute musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame).
Based on a journalistic article from “This American life“.
“Ghost Quartet” by Dave Malloy Recorded live at the McKittrick Hotel, Jan. 12, 2015
Timpson: The Musical is a comedy parody of Romeo and Juliette based on the fictional creation of the Timpson shoe repair shop.
“Light-hearted and sumblimely cheesy”, The wee Review.
Only the Brave is a hit musical starring Caroline Sheen and David Thaxton and is available for free online. The show, filmed by AdVision TV in 2016, tells the story of a group of soldiers in the run-up to the D-Day landings. It had its first run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008, before a full production premiered in 2016 at the Millenium Centre in Cardiff.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The show must go on”
Throughout lockdown Andrew Lloyd webber has been streaming some of his musicals for free. The dates are limited, and I will update this page when he announces the next one. You can still buy or rent some of his most loved musicals on his youtube channel here:
Rent Julian Fellowes’ ‘The Wind in the Willows’ musical for just £4.99 on their website:
In the immortal words of Cole Porter “Brush up your Shakespeare”, here with the help of Online Alice!
Below you will find a selection of Shakespeare plays free to view online from your home.
Shakespeare’s Globe online presents Macbeth:
A critically acclaimed film all women of colour production of William Shakespeare’s Richard II
The Winter’s Tale
A live capture performance of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale by Cheek by Jowl
The Royal Shakespeare company
The Royal Shakespeare company’s 2012 full length film version of I, Cinna (The Poet) full-length film.
BBC and The Royal Shakespeare Company
Click here to watch the following Royal Shakespeare productions of:
The Tempest, A Midsomer Night’s Dream,
Othello, Merchant of Venice,
Romeo and Juliette, Macbeth,
Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing.
Discover more online Shakespeare by visiting Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre online.
The show must go online
Shakespeare as you have never seen it before – via the medium of Zoom and YouTube. It takes a little getting used to but for die hard Shakespeare fans it’s worth giving it a go.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona:
The Taming of the Shrew: