There’s nothing like live theatre and getting lost in the action, that many theatre aficionados will be missing. Curtains may have temporarily closed on the physical stage, but a number of performance art venues have re-opened on the digital stage, keeping you connected to the arts by bringing the stage directly to your living room for free.
These include the National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells who have launched a programme of full length live theatre productions and dance performances including matinee fairytale adaptations, available to watch for 7 days. There’s no need to wait for an interval, grab a scoop of ice cream sit back and escape reality for a few hours. See what’s streaming via the National Theatre YouTube page (uploaded every Thursday) and Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres page.
Sadlers Wells are also offering free fun online activities every Wednesday via the Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel to keep both young and old physically active and engaged. Family Dance Workshops for younger children, themes and activities include balancing, jumping, colours and animals. Whilst Company of Elders Workshops aimed at older audiences; include Indian Classical and Flamingo dance workshops.
So whether it’s for escape or entertainment take a break from routine and immerse yourself in some free theatre and dance.
*Due to closures, Arts institutions are being heavily affected during this crisis so if you can, please consider donating (however small) to support the arts.
Written by: Eboni Addoh