Find out what our 19 theatres are doing while their stages are dark.
Published April 23, 2020. Updated May 21, 2020.
Though theatre and in-person classes cannot be fully replaced by virtual and online learning, they are a wonderful temporary substitute.
Our theatres, committed to continuing to strengthen their relationships within their communities, have put classes and activities online!
We have put together a list of ways to re-engage with theatre – sign up for a virtual playwriting class, try out an acting class, or listen to a conversation with theatre professionals.
This list is ongoing – please visit our theatres’ websites and social media pages for more detailed information!
Actors Theatre Of Louisville
Visit their Facebook Page to see a list of upcoming virtual events.
Check out Babies: Off Book! The Virtual Edition!, a program for 0-24 month olds and their grown-ups.
Read new plays and be a part of the conversation with the Virtual Play Club Series
Visit their Facebook page for more classes, coaching, and workshop opportunities!
American Repertory Theater
On your lunch break on Tuesdays, join artistic staff, affiliated artists & supporters for Lunch with Lunsford hosted by Artistic Producer Mark Lunsford. Visit their website for more information and to dive into the archives for a deeper look at past performances including Waitress and Jagged Little Pill.
Check Facebook weekly for Molly’s Salon, hosted by Artistic Director, Molly Smith, live sessions and talks with directors, playwrights, and performers.
Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles, CA
Explore the “Art Goes On” project with archival footage and information, a series of videos from local artists, and a live-streamed public discussion series.
Cleveland Play House
Classes through CPH CARE program have been made available online. Check them out to find out how your young scholars can engage.
Then, check out #BeBrilliant video series, inspired by their Fall 2019 production of “Every Brilliant Thing” raising awareness of mental health issues.
Head on over to Goodman Theatre’s website for their digital series, Intermission, a way to stay connected. They are sharing videos, art, recommended reads and more!
On Wednesdays at 5 PM EST check out Hartford Stage’s SCENE AND HEARD Live!, a virtual cocktail hour hosted by Artistic Director Melia Bensussen featuring a new theatre topic with special guests and more!
Long Wharf Theatre
New Haven, CT
Check out Long Wharf’s recent work in creating with other theatre institutions, the Play at Home initiative, a series of micro-commissions that are free to the public, and available to download.
The Old Globe
San Diego, CA
Visit The Old Globe Arts Engagement Facebook page and explore videos including some of the following:
- Community Voices: A FREE Playwrighting Program
- Behind the Curtain: Uncover the Magic of Theatre
- Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!
- On Book: The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Reading Group
Join Seattle Rep’s Emma Book Club every Friday from 12-1 PM PST!
Plus, there is a teens-only discussion from 1-1:30 PM PST following the general public portion of the book club.
Trinity Repertory Company
Visit their website to stream and listen to sonnets, radio theatre, and a selection of scenes and songs from the archives!
Featured Photo: Photo by Rich Soublet, courtesy of The Old Globe. Photo taken at the Chaldean Middle eastern Social Services in El Cajon, San Diego, CA during a Globe For All tour, part of The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement programs.