Art at Home – Virtual Theatre

Published On: November 26th, 2020|Categories: People and Places|Tags: , , , , |

The lights begin to dim, the music starts, and the house goes quiet… your house to be exact, since you were at home all along! Many of us have been enjoying the theatre from the comfort of our couch these days, as we cannot experience the excitement of being in a live theatre audience. Thankfully, a number of theatre artists, collectives, and organizations have taken this time to adapt their programming by creating virtual theatre events. Now more than ever audiences can virtually experience these live and recorded theatrical performances from the comfort of home.

Virtual Theatre 

Stratford on Film offers livestreamed productions of a collection of classic plays. Viewers can access this content through the CBC Gem App, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.

Social Distancing Festival is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when it is needed more than ever.

Send in the Clowns “Since we can’t travel around and meet other clowns, what if we do it online? What if we share it with everyone else too?” Tune in for digital shorts that have been commissioned from, and feature clowns from all across Canada and Turtle Island.

Theatre in the Dark creates stories through sound. Focused on virtual production until COVID has passed.

FringeLivestream is a group of artists dedicated to providing a platform for live performances. Experience live, uncensored, and unjuried content, with artists receiving 100% of donations.

Please Don’t Touch the Artist is performance art for the modern heart. Check out a show being offered now until the end of December!

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde presents L’automne du Nouveau Monde: Having postponed the shows from its regular program scheduled for Fall 2020 to subsequent seasons, the TNM is instead presenting an alternative artistic program to bring theatre to life!

Grand Acts of Theatre was created by the National Arts Centre in an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Twelve of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies were engaged to create highly theatrical, large-scale outdoor work with great artistic impact and broad community reach. You can enjoy performances from across the country, including Talk is Free Theatre, Curtain Razors, Théâtre Cercle Molière, Prismatic Arts Festival, Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Artcirq, L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres, and Black Theatre Workshop.

Fluid Festival is a series of digital performances, artist talks, and creative offerings to keep you inspired at home. From mid October to mid December check out digital content by local, national and international performers.

Bad Dog Theatre is offering online classes in improv, sketch, screenwriting and other essential comedy skills.

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About the Author: Claire Leighton

Claire is a content contributor during the development of artsUNITE/UNITE des arts. Claire enjoys hiking with her dogs and attending live/virtual music shows.

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