The Concord Players Present

Theatre at Home from Around the World

With so many shows and concerts postponed or cancelled, we'd like to share with you some ideas for enjoying free theatre, music and dance at home, brought to you by organizations from around the world. Explore our calendar of events, or scroll down to learn more about the performances. We'll keep adding to this page as we learn of more offerings.

Here's the key to our color coding:
  • Musicals and More (Circus, Dance, Music)
  • Plays
  • Shakespeare
  • Opera/Ballet/Classical Concerts

To view by category, simply click on the down arrow at the upper right hand corner of the calendar and make your selection.

National Theatre Live logo

National Theatre Live has announced that they will be releasing a different taped West End show beginning each Thursday at 2 p.m. EDT (and then available for streaming for the next week).

From Thursday, May 21 to Thursday, May 28:
A Streetcar Named Desire
with Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois.

From Thursday, May 28 to Thursday, June 4:
This House
a timely, moving and funny insight
into the workings of 1970’s British politics

As reported on
PBS has unlocked past episodes of Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center for unlimited streaming. PBS plans to add more selections throughout the month of June, including the premiere of Ann, a theatrical portrayal of the colorful and inspiring Ann Richards, Governor of Texas from 1991-1995.

More from
Check out their updating list of musicals, plays, and operas that are now streaming for free!

Photo Credit: Phil Davis

The Metropolitan Opera is featuring nightly encore "Live in HD" performances of some of the world's greatest operas as recorded over the past 14 years. Of special note:

Thursday, June 4 at 7:30:
Pucciniís Tosca featuring Luciano Pavarotti (1978).
Sunday, June 7 at 7:30: Massenetís Thais featuring Renee Fleming (2008)



Image by Alberto Oreste from Pixabay 

The Opéra National de Paris has made some of its "emblematic productions" accessible online for free, including Verdi's Rigoletto (June 1-6) and Puccini's La Bohème (June 8-14).

The Stratford Festival, North America's largest classical repertory theatre company, is offering FREE streaming of 12 of their finest Shakespeare productions. One film will be released on their YouTube channel every Thursday at 7pm ET, starting with King Lear on April 23 – aka Shakespeare’s birthday! – and will remain available for three weeks.

Streaming as of Sunday, May 24: Timon of Athens, The Tempest, and Macbeth
Coming on Thursday, May 28: Love's Labour's Lost

If you're still looking for a theatre "fix," but only have a half hour or so,
check out these local opportunities:

  • Enjoy a webinar hosted by the A.R.T.ís Artistic Producer Mark Lunsford at noon each Tuesday
  • ArtsEmerson hosts conversations with artists on their TogetherApart blog
  • The Huntington answers your questions and shares messages from artists and production staff via Huntington@Home

Best of all, how about this Keep Fit With Theatre site to get you up off the couch and moving? Bet you can't sit still!