Calling all theatre fans in the UAE. The world may be in isolation but the show must go on.
If you’re missing out on seeing your favourite musicals live on stage due to staying at home, then we’ve got your back with the next best thing.
Get ready to experience your favourite Broadway and West End shows from the comfort of your own sofa, as we’ve found five great streaming services that offer virtual theatre experiences.
Yes, you can watch the likes of Phantom of The Opera, Cats and several Shakespeare classics such as Hamlet and while it may not be the same as the real deal, it sure is close.
Here are five streaming services that’ll help you get your theatre fix….
This is a popular streaming service bringing the best theatre performances to your home. The platform offers more than 300 plays, musicals and ballet shows to make your way through. Best of all? There's currently a seven-day free trial, so make most of it while you can.
Stream now at www.broadwayhd.com/.
Partnering up with leading theatre and performing arts companies worldwide, Digital Theatre capture some really great live performances in order to stream them for us online. The streaming service offers over 100 productions for you to watch by subscribing to a monthly account or renting individual shows. They have recently added The Crucible with Richard Armitage at The Old Vic.
Stream now at www.digitaltheatre.com/.
Keep yourself entertained with Shakespeare’s finest work playing live into your living room with Globe Player. The streaming service, which is available worldwide, offers theatre shows performed at London’s famous Globe Theatre in London's Southbank. All you have to do is subscribe and make monthly payments to get access to classics like A Midsummer’s Night Dream and MacBeth. If you don’t want to commit to a membership, then check out their free content section where you’ll find a series of ‘Shakespeare Live’ shows to stream instantly, without making an account.
Stream now at globeplayer.tv/.
LIVR is a clever virtual reality platform that allows you to watch theatre shows remotely with your very own virtual reality headset. Smart, right? They have a host of new productions and add new shows every month. Plus, you get a 360 virtual reality experience of anything you watch, making it feel like you’re front row at the theatre – and don’t worry, the VR headset is free when you subscribe. There's a one-month free trial for first-timers so get involved.
Stream now at livr.co.uk/.
Marquee TV is another great option for streaming theatre shows from several venues. Watch everything from Anthony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to opera classics such as La Traviata without venturing out. The steaming service is currently offering a 30-day free trial so now is the time to sign up.
Stream now at www.marquee.tv/.