Live Performance Lives On(line)

The doors may be closed but the shows must go on!

There's a mountain of online streams right now - everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim, from cabaret to comedy, from ballet to ballads, from...well, you get the idea!

We've complied a few of our favourites right here in one place to make it a little easier for you. So for now, why not swap your seat at CPAC for the sofa at home and indulge in some of the world's finest live performances!


The Gruffalo's Child

Explore the Deep Dark Wood and try out some fun activities!

CPD Digital


Sydney Opera House Digital Season

A weekly program of unmissable full-length performances, live recordings and never-before-seen footage from the Opera House archives.

Sydney Opera House Digital Season


Sydney Theatre Company Virtual

Gathering our community of Australian theatre artists, this new series is designed to plug that theatre-shaped hole in your life. a series of short, personal videos made by some of your favourite actors, directors and writers — a bit of a chat, and a reading from a play, novel or poem. 

STC Virtual


Critical Stages Stage & Stream

A definitive Australian list of streaming theatre, cabaret, arts education and artist opportunities happening online, from one of Australia's premiere touring companies Critical Stages Touring.

Critical Stages Stage & Stream


Windmill Theatre

A Fantastic library of videos, full theatre shows, story time, interactive activities, as well as arts & crafts from one of Australia's finest children's theatre companies Windmill.

Windmill At Home


The Australian Ballet's 2020 Digital Season

At Home with Ballet TV digital season will beam the Australian Ballet's premium-quality productions right to your couch for free. They’ve hand-picked a selection of their most beloved and inspiring ballets, and each will have a limited two-week season on their streaming platform, Ballet TV. 

2020 Digital Season


Opera Australia Listening Guides

There is always something new to be discovered when listening to the intricacies of a score. Opera Australia have put all their listening guides together in one place, so you can get to know your favourite operas a little better – or perhaps learn about an opera you’re less familiar with. 

Listening Guides


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's MSO Live

Throughout the ban on public events, the MSO will continue to perform for you. Their mission is to share great music, even if you can't join them in the concert hall.

MSO Live


Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

A series of online recitals featuring some of Australia's finest musicians

Virtual Concert Hall


Cirque Du Soleil's CirqueConnect

Cirque Du Soleil are offering free breathtaking shows you can watch from your living room, with their CirqueConnect Content Hub. Your access to Cirque du Soleil content, all in one place.




Live with Carnegie Hall

Unforgettable episodes that feature some of the world’s finest artists as they share behind-the-scenes stories, excerpts from past performances, and live musical moments. 


Live with Carnegie Hall


Stars in the House

A daily live streamed series to support The Actors Fund and its services in the Unites States, with SiriusXM host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesle. With musical performances by some of Broadway's hottest stars remotely from their home and conversations with Seth and James between each tune, viewers can also donate to the charity and interact with the guests in real time.


Stars in the House


The Shows Must Go On

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, in partnership with Universal, is offering free broadcasts of the greatest Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, with a different musical streaming each week. Each show goes live on the channel on Friday around 5am, and usually remains viewable for 48 hours afterward. In addition to full-length videos, the channel streams clips and behind-the-scenes footage.

The Shows Must Go On


Shakespeare's Globe

Stream Shakespeare plays and performances online from the comfort of your home, thanks to the world-renowned Shakespeare's Globe.

Shakespeare’s Globe



A Sydney-based group of actors and creatives who will be live streaming a staged reading of one of Shakespeare's plays every Sunday during the COVID-19 outbreak, at 2 pm Sydney time on tehir Facebook page.

StreamedShakespeare Facebook page


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