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!

The following list includes links to free publicly available online materials as part of the entertainment industry's effort to provide theater offerings to audiences at home whilst venues are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated: Saturday, August 1st, 1:55 PM

Check back throughout the day for more productions!

 

 

 



Disney Presents: Tangled: The Musical

Streaming Now!

Best day ever! We're sharing a special presentation of Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical".

 



Frozen - A Musical Spectacular

Streaming Now!

The complete stage production of "Frozen: A Musical Spectacular".

 



Present Laughter

Streaming July 31st

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.

 



Much Ado About Nothing

Streaming Now!

Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, "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.

 



Cirque du Soleil - Crystal

Streaming Now!

Enjoy some of the best live show moments of Crystal and Axel, the very first on ice productions from Cirque du Soleil, and discover a new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations.

 



Circus: Cirque du Soleil presents Amaluna

Streams Worldwide

Cirque du Soleil is back with a new CirqueConnect hour-long special for our fans! Tune in Friday April 3rd at 3pm ET to see what exciting new shows we will feature on this new special.

 



Cirque du Soleil - Contortion

Streaming Now!

We’re putting a new twist on #CirqueConnect specials this week with something completely different! You don’t have to bend-over backwards to find out what that is: we’re showcasing the best contortion acts from your favorite shows like Luzia, O, Alegria and more!

 



Cirque du Soleil - Alegria

Streaming Now!

Enjoy some of the best live show moments of Crystal and Axel, the very first on ice productions from Cirque du Soleil, and discover a new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations.

 



Beautiful and Damned (West End Musical)

Streaming Now!

Beautiful and Damned is an evocative and glittering, all new, musical based on the extraordinary lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He’s a successful, young author and she’s the stylish, young wife. Outrageously glamorous and fashionable, they created their own world of enchantment and became the envy of all with their high-spending and high-living lifestyle.

 



Amadeus

Streaming starting July 16th

Music. Power. Jealousy. Welcome to Vienna. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.

 



She Loves Me, The King and I,...

5 Broadway Musicals streaming for free on PBS

"Broadway at Home", a new series by PBS' Great Performances will start broadcasting new Broadway musicals and documentaries this month, for free!

 



Jekyll and Hyde

Streaming starting August 5th

A new dance thriller devised, directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevensons The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

 



Rogers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Streaming now!

Carousel was hailed by Time Magazine as “the best musical of the 20th Century.“ The New York Philharmonic presents a stunning staged production of this iconic American work, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum and New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck

 



Hamilton: Building America

Streaming Now! (US)

This two-hour documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton.

 



Gloria: A Life

Streaming starts June 26th

Great Performances presents the intimate theatrical production Gloria: A Life about Gloria Steinem, one of the most inspiring women of the feminist movement. Originally presented off-Broadway.

 



Ann

Streaming June 19th

ANN is a no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious new play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.

 



Candide!

Streaming Now!

When young Candide's marriage offer to a baron's daughter backfires, the naïve student of optimism is hurled into an eye-opening journey around the globe, discovering the horrors of existence at every step.

 



Kings of Broadway

Streaming Now!

A Broadway concet starring Liz Callaway, Michael Colbourne, Deborah Crowe, Jordan Lee Davies, Louise Dearman, Janie Dee, Fra Fee, Rob Houchen, Damian Humbley, Ramin Karimloo, and more!

 



Wasted: The Musical

Streams Worldwide

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

 



Take Me to the World: Sondheim Celebration

Streams Worldwide on April 26th

A starry line-up of Broadway favorites are toasting Stephen Sondheim with a once-in-a-lifetime concert event live!

 



Circus: Cirque du Soleil presents 'O'

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. 

 



Cirque De Soleil: ZED

Streams Worldwide on April 17th

For this week’s #CirqueConnect 60 minute special we have something you won’t want to miss: a live show recording of our show ZED! This show was only performed in Tokyo so for many of you it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch this exceptional show. Tune in for our primetime special Friday April 17 at 8pm Eastern Standard Time.

 


Plays: The Importance of Being Earnest

Streams Worldwide

"Bachelor Jack Worthing and his best mate Algernon Moncrieff hope to marry society’s most eligible ladies, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the lads’ courtship of the women is far from straight forward! With double identities, plenty of ‘Bunburying’ and a number of hostile encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell, the pair become embroiled in a web of mistaken identities with hilarious consequences."

 



Plays: The Winter's Tale

Streams Worldwide

"One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Winter’s Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years."

 


Musicals: Only the Brave

Streams Worldwide

""Only the Brave" is a story of hope, bravery and togetherness. It is based on the true story of British soldiers, Major John Howard and Lieutenant Denham Brotheridge, and their wives on the Home Front, in a Second World War tale of incredible unity and courage. With a stunning cast, orchestra, crew and creative team at the wonderful Wales Millennium Centre, this musical sheds light on the immense strength and power of the human spirit at times of great adversity. Only the brave…. forgive."