Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the Coronavirus outbreak [UPDATING DAILY]

During these unprecedented times, the theater community has come together to provide viewers from around the world  the opportunity to stream select theater productions for free. Check out this updating list of musicals, plays, and operas that are now streaming!

Last updated: Sunday, March 29th, 5:30PM GMT.

Check back throughout the day for more productions!



Circus: Cirque du Soleil presents: 'O', KURIOS, LUZIA (Special)

Streams Worldwide

Enjoy a front-row seat to awe-inspiring moments of the larger-than-life shows of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and LUZIA, with never-before seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen. 


 

Musicals: The Sound of Music Live! (2015)

Streams in the US

Beloved by generations of audiences worldwide, The Sound of Music tells the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 hit stage musical garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the blockbuster 1965 movie adaptation won five Oscars, including Best Picture.

 


Musicals: Oklahoma! (1999)

Streams Worldwide

In turn of the century frontier land, the niece of Aunt Eller is wooed by both ranch hand Curly and Jud Fry. The film is bursting with songs such as `Oh What A Beautiful Mornin' and also features two numbers missing from the 1955 film.

 



Plays: Amsterdam (2018)

Streams Worldwide

"An Israeli violinist. Living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant. One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives. It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation. Stories of a devastating past are compellingly reconstructed to try and make sense of the present."

 


Plays: Present Laughter (2018)

Streams Worldwide, Free in US

A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis juggles a fawning ingenue, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife, and the personal lives of his friends.

Outside the US? Stream through this link

 



Plays: RED (2019)

Streams Worldwide, Free in US

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series How to Get Away With Murder as his assistant Ken.

Outside the US? Stream through this link

 


Musicals: V For Victory (2018)

Streams Worldwide

1940, Britain declares war with Germany, war rages on the western front, but what happened to the forgotten occupied island of Jersey? Cut off from Britain, Jersey struggles to come to terms with its new German occupation. When morals, justice and even life itself is put to the test it falls to a group of islanders to stand up for Jersey's honour. But is it all too late?

 



Plays: Cyprus Avenue (2018)

Streams Worldwide

Eric Miller (Stephen Rea) is a Belfast Loyalist. He is experiencing a psychotic episode and mistakes his five-week old granddaughter for Gerry Adams. Generations of sectarian trauma convince him that his cultural heritage is under siege. He must act.

 


Plays: One Man, Two Guvnors (2013)

Streams Worldwide starting April 2nd

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

 



Concerts: Julia Mattison is Ruby Manger at Feinstein's/54 Below (2020)

Streams Worldwide

You thought you'd see the last of her! #54BelowatHome, for one night only, will resurrect fictional Broadway diva Ruby Manger as she makes her long-awaited return to the New York stage! Julia Mattison stars as Ms. Manger, an enigmatic Broadway and film legend re-visiting her greatest career highlights and lowlights, from winning her first Tony Award, to her not-so-secret love affairs, and more.

 


Concerts: Melissa Errico in 'Sondheim Sublime' (2020)

Streams Worldwide

For one night only Errico brought her unique vision of Broadway’s greatest songwriter to Guild Hall and presents it here to remind us of the power of music to at least try and mend the world.

 



Plays: Much Ado About Nothing (2019)

Streams in the US

"Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing finds the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war, but not all is peaceful amid the merriment. Former rivals battle it out, revenge is sought and trickery runs amok in this timeless comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication."

 


Plays: The Croft (2019)

Streams Worldwide

"Pay What You Can" production. Croft is a thriller by Ali Milles, directed by Philip Franks and starring Gwen Taylor and Caroline Harker, Originally scheduled to tour the UK in Spring 2020. Stream the production starting March 27th!

 



Plays: Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art (2019)

Streams Worldwide

"Pay What You Cant" production. The Habit of Art is a 2009 play by English playwright Alan Bennett, centred on a fictional meeting between W. H. Auden and Benjamin Britten while Britten is composing the opera Death in Venice. Stream the production starting March 26th!

 


Plays: Henry V (2018)

Streams Worldwide Friday March 27th

This timeless Shakespeare tale is cleverly brought up to date and explores the conflict between tradition and modernity in Britain through the lens of a nation at war.

 



Plays: I and You (2018)

Streams Worldwide

I and You, starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Zach Wyatt, is a witty and uplifting portrayal of friendship, youth and living life to the full written by one of America’s most produced playwrights. It was a box office and critical success at Hampstead Theatre where it received its UK debut in 2018.

 


Musicals: Myth - A New Rock Musical (2018)

Streams Worldwide

'Myth' is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Orpheus and the underworld. Filmed in 2018 on the West End.

 



Ballets: Peter and the Wolf

Streams Worldwide on March 27th

The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera and offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes at one of the world's most famous cultural institutions.

 


Concerts: Billy Porter's Broadway & Soul

Streams in the US

Ebullient triple-threat and Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter is a New York City theater success story. Here the versatile and altogether irresistible Kinky Boots star appears where his talents shine brightest—center stage, performing a heartfelt selection of songs, including his own, drawing on a wide spectrum of styles and emotions.

 



Musicals: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street

Streams worldwide

Lin-Manuel Miranda turns a piece of reporting broadcast in 2012 into a 14-minute Broadway musical, created by people who normally work on Broadway. Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House on June 7, 2014, to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical (by Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos). 

 


Concerts: Sutton Foster in Concert

Streams in the US

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster brings her irresistible show-stopping talent and effusive charm to the intimate Appel Room for a special night featuring a special guest, two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening, Glee).

 



Concerts: Cynthia Erivo in Concert

Streams in the US

Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo presents a soulful evening of song. Originally part of 'Live from Lincoln Center'.

 


Musicals: Sistas The Musical (2013)

Streams Worldwide

As four sisters meet in their late grandmother’s attic before her funeral, music and memories trace black women’s lives from Jim Crow to the 2010s.

 



Plays: Top Story (2013)

Streams Worldwide

A meteor the size of LA is about to hit LA, ironically, and in London a couple of friends spend their last seven days watching the news, reinventing chess and rewriting the rules of some of the other games in their universe: generally getting things into perspective, at once paralysed and inspired by the 'overallness of it all'. In his darkly hilarious and poignant new comedy, Sebastian Michael imagines The End of the World not as a disaster movie, but as experienced by two young men from the comfort of their sofa. Getting ready, as best they can, to die together, the enormity of what's about to happen completely overwhelms them, but it also brings out in them a whole burst of creative energy, and so as the story to top all stories unfolds, they inadvertently become its co-authors, while in a dimension far beyond their imagination, their soul-mates-in-spirit are having something of an unexpected ball...

 


Musicals: Eugenius! The Musical (2018)

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Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins’ homage to the great sounds and cinema of the 80s reaches across time and space to enchant you whatever your age. Meet Eugene, Janey and Feris as they reach for the stars and discover the superhero inside themselves. With a hilarious script and dynamite original songs that’ll be stuck in your head for weeks, this shot of musical adrenaline is like nothing you’ve heard before. 

 



Musicals: Pippin (1982)

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Pippin, first in line to inherit the throne of King Charlemagne, decides his life is lacking real meaning and accompanied by the ever present Leading Player, sets out to find it. Along the way he encounters love war sex and power to finally realize that his life never was what he thought it was.

 


Musicals: The Wind in the Willows (2017)

Streams Worldwide; Free in UK

Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad's insatiable need for speed! The Wind in the Willows is a musical written by Julian Fellowes, with music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, based on the novel of the same name, written by Kenneth Grahame. 

(Those that are outside the UK can stream the show through this link)

 



Plays: Buried Child (2019)

Streams Worldwide; Free in US

Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play in a production by The New Group, directed by Scott Elliott. Dodge (Ed Harris) and Halie (Amy Madigan) try to hang on to their farmland and their sanity while caring for their two wayward grown sons (Rich Sommer and Paul Sparks). When their grandson (Nat Wolff) arrives no one seems to recognize him and a secret must be kept. Hosted by Blythe Danner.

(Those that are outside the US can stream the show through this link)

 


Plays: Incident at Vichy (2016)

Streams Worldwide; Free in US

Nine men and a boy are interrogated under suspicious circumstances in Arthur Miller's play "Incident at Vichy," which is set during the Nazi occupation in France during World War II. 

(Those that are outside the US can stream the show through this link)

 



Special Event: Old Hats (2016)

Streams Worldwide; Free in US

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats from Signature Theatre off-Broadway. This production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub. Using music, magic, technology, and movement, Irwin and Shiner create a hilarious, slapstick piece of theater.

(Those that are outside the US can stream the show through this link)

 


Plays: School Girls; Or, The AMerican Mean Girls Play (2019)

Streams Worldwide; Free in US

Jocelyn Bioh’s play explores colorism in this comedy directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman and produced by MCC Theater. Paulina (MaameYaa Boafo) —the queen bee at an exlusive Ghanan school—is set on competing in the Miss Universe pageant. However, the arrival of Ericka (Joanna A. Jones), an American transfer student, captures the attention of the recruiter along with Paulina’s friends.

 



Plays: The Gabriels - 3 Part Play (2017)

Streams Worldwide; Free in US

Tony Award-winner Richard Nelson’s three-play cycle follows one year in the life of an American family in Rhinebeck, NY, during the 2016 presidential election. "Hungry" is part one. The trilogy was filmed at The Public Theater in March 2017 and stars Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Amy Warren.

Play 1 - Hungry

(Those that are outside the US can stream the show through this link)

Play 2 - What did you expect?

(Those that are outside the US can stream the show through this link)

Play 3 - Women of a certain age

(Those that are outside the US can stream the show through this link)

 


Plays: Uncle Vanya (2019)

Streams Worldwide; Free in US

Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College is directed by Richard Nelson. Vanya (Jay O. Sanders) and his niece Sonya (Yvonne Woods) struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law Alexánder (Jon DeVries), a wealthy professor. When he returns with a beautiful new wife and plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and lives come undone.

 



Operas: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (Various Years)

Streams Worldwide

The Metropolitan Opera in New York announced that it would stream for free several award-winning Live in HD programs on the company's website for the duration of the closure of the Met. The new offering will began on Monday, March 16 with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet's Carmen, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Upcoming free streams from the Met Opera: