40% of borders around the world are closed, reducing international travel and connection. However, performance venues around the world are migrating activity online – where it can be accessed wherever you are. We've put together a list of some of the international theatre available that you can watch in English. We'll keep this page updated as new productions become available. If we're missing something you can get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @UKTheatreDance
Kaldi Makutike performs Pepper's Ghost written by William Kendridge as part of The Centre for the Less Good Idea's digital season. Photo: Stella Olivier
Onnnassis Foundation, Greece
The Oanassis Foundation in Athens has made previous performances public on its YouTube channel, including XENOS from Akram Khan. On top of this they're releasing new material on YouTube daily from podcasts and online courses, to virtual cinematic experiences.
Online theatre from Schaubühne, Germany
Enemy of the people / Ein Volksfeind available to watch with English subtitles Saturday 18 April
Schaubühne, a Berlin theatre, are opening their virtual doors every day from 17:30 to 23:59 (British Summer Time) to bring you online versions of previous productions. Many showings come with English subtitles. See their current Spielplan for the week ahead.
HERE is an off-broadway New York arts venue that specialises in new multidisciplinary work. You can join them every Wednesday for their weekly watch parties of full productions, or join themed livestreams with their artistic community every Friday with the hashtag #stillHERE. See their full online programme.
The Centre for the Less Good Idea, South Africa
The centre is an arts space and incubator in Johannesburg that gives space to experimental art. The theatre is currently closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, but their latest season is available online. View the full programme here.
Ashkal Alwan Archive, Lebanon
The material comprising the Ashkal Alwan archive includes films and performances, recordings from lectures, and numerous seminars and talks held over the past two decades. aa-archive is a unique space, and the only publicly-accessible archive of art, performance-based, and discursive practices from Lebanon.
Trickle Up NYC, USA
Original content from NYC artists including Taylor Mac, Dirty Martini and playwright Lori Parks. For ten dollars a month you can access new art online from this community, and support artists in financial difficulty.
European theatre to watch online from The Stage
Lars Eidinger in the Schaubühne production of Richard III
The Stage magazine have curated a list of current European theatre you can watch online from all across the continent.
On the Boards TV, USA
On the Boards theatre in Seattle have made their collection of full-length productions of American contemporary dance free until the end of April. If you’re able to, you can donate to support the theatre and artists.
Sydney Opera House digital season, Australia
Every Wednesday and Friday the Sydney Opera House are releasing archival footage, live broadcasts and talks, as well as productions you can watch on demand. See the full digital season here.
The Social Distancing Festival, Canada
An online community for artists set up by Canadian playwright Nick Green, the Social Distancing Festival showcases the work of artists from across the world alongside articles, provocations and a sense of community.
Dance GATHERING 2020, Nigeria
Watch This is the End: The Future is Black, an excerpt from the 5 hour immersive livestream of the 2020 Dance Gathering in Lagos, Nigeria – an assemblage of dance, music, literature, theory, style and discussion.