Most venues around the UK remain closed this winter. To keep us connected to culture at this time, we're sharing UK theatre and dance performances online. If you think something is missing get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter: @UKTheatreDance
National Theatre at Home
You can discover the National Theatre's exclusive collection of UK Theatre by renting individual productions such as Three Sisters and Medea starring Helen McCrory, or by signing up for their subscription model which gives you unlimited access.
Funny Peculiar by Little Cog
Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar? Little Cog’s lockdown short Funny Peculiar offers a dollop of both in equal measure. In a sequence of four original, cross-cutting, witty and wise monologues, broadcasting from their own homes during quarantine, four disabled women are myth-busters – giving their all to expose the lie of vulnerability. Staring Liz Carr, Bea Webster, Vici Wreford-Sinnott and Mandy Colleran.
Oenomel by Hannah Butterfield
A digital archive of UK theatre and dance performance by small scale and fringe companies. Available to watch online for free.
good dog by Tiata Fahodzi
good dog chronicles growing up in a multicultural community in the early noughties and the everyday injustices that came with it. Adapted from the play written by Arinzé Kene, this film from Tiata Fahodzi premieres 1 August 2020.
Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company;
Filmed in a derelict shopping mall, Artificial Things features an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled dancers and explores human strength, vulnerability and our interdependence.
Sadler's Wells Digital Stage
Sadler's Wells presents a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops, to connect you to dance whilst live stages are dark.
Culture to Couch from Space Arts
The Space support artists and arts organisations to reach audiences online. Their Culture to Couch initiative collates productions you can watch online from home.
Imitating the Dog
Imitating the dog fuse live performance with digital technology with a focus on storytelling They've toured internationally with pieces for stage as well as non-traditional performance spaces. They're releasing previous performances online to go some way to filling the void of live theatre.
Derry Playhouse have two productions available to stream. Proud to Be / Beyond the Labels of Me looks through the lens at LGBTIQ+ life in Northern Ireland and asks how our cultural identity colours our experiences. Created in the UK lockdown to mitigate the spread of Covid 19, the film was created through zoom with participants from the LGBTIQ+ community.
Anything Can Happen 1972: Voices from the Heart of the Troubles looks at 1972 in Northern Ireland, the worst year of the troubles - a year when it felt like anything could happen- but it was a year of lives as well as deaths. The voices of those who lived through these times are given life in this film of the production.
Atomos by Studio Wayne McGregor
Bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of intense sensation. Taking creative points of departure from atomised film, music and biometric data, Wayne McGregor’s choreography is woven into an intense 70-minute film, performed by the dancers of Company Wayne McGregor in his distinctive style.
Staging Shiele by Shobana Jeyasingh
Staging Schiele is inspired by the extraordinary work and life of Austrian artist Egon Schiele, famous for his unflinching nudes and self portraits, and scrutinises the eternal conundrum of the male artist and the female model. Four dancers inhabit Schiele’s highly-charged world of colour, masterful lines and unusual perspectives, a world that puts the human body on visceral display.
Antarctica The First Dance by Corey Baker
Filmed in temperatures ranging from -2.4 to -16°C over 12 demanding days on the ice, The First Dance is the first ever dance film on the world's last great wilderness. Created and directed by the award-winning New Zealand born choreographer Corey Baker, and performed by Royal New Zealand Ballet's Madeleine Graham, the film takes you across the stunning, yet demanding, ice planes of the southern continent to a soundtrack by London Grammar.