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Arts for Free April 2nd 2020
Thursday 02 April 2020

Hello members

In this unprecedented period where access to our arts activities has been severely curtailed, a lot of theatres, concert halls and academic institutions have started to put out free access material on the internet to keep people occupied and entertained. Some have received wide publicity but even so it’s not always easy to find them.

So, your committee thought it might be useful to list a few of these for you to have a look at. We make no claim to this being definitive nor do we necessarily recommend them but you should find something to your liking. Most material can be accessed through the organisations’ websites where there will be instructions on how to view it.

Today I will just highlight some events but I hope to produce these occasionally and if you have found an event that you like, let me know. I’ll try and include it in future lists (no promises though)

I hope you enjoy looking at some of these events and can keep positive and healthy during these difficult times.

Take care everyone



National Theatre: from today (2nd April) and each Thursday at 7 p.m. the NT will show a NT Live production of their top plays, starting with 'One Man Two Guvnors', on the YouTube platform. 
Details at

Hampstead Theatre: From this Monday a production each week for three weeks. This week 'Wild' by Mike Bartlett.
Details at:

Sadler's Wells: until Friday 3rd at 7.30 p.m. BalletBoyz's new piece 'Deluxe' on Facebook.

Royal Opera House: Each Friday at 7 p.m. a full opera on YouTube and Facebook. This week 'Acis and Galatea'.

Metropolitan Opera House New York: Every night they are streaming a different opera in full. This week includes Verdi's 'Macbeth' and Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville'.

Culture in Quarantine: an extensive selection of plays, exhibitions, talks and art festivals including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Northern Ballet.

Smithsonian Washington. They have an open access section during the crisis. 

Live Lectures:
Some filmed lectures on fine art can be found at