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The Definitive Guide To All The Theatre Shows You Can Stream For Free

Everything from local productions to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals

Since the beginning of Metro Manila’s enhanced community quarantine, creators and producers have been releasing their work for free—a thousand movies on iWant, several CinemaOne films on YouTube, a new production streamed every week. 


While these productions are completely free to watch, many of these organizations request for something small and optional in return: a donation, in any amount possible, to help support the theatre company, their artists, and their staff, especially in these economically fraught times. 


Philstage, the alliance of professional companies in the theatrical arts in the country, for example, launched Open House, a fundraiser for the benefit of the displaced workers in the performing arts community. The Metropolitan Opera has also recently added a “Donate Now” button, spurred by their patrons who have asked how they can help. 


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Dulaang UP


Ang Nawalang Kapatid



Fathers and Sons



The Kundiman Party


Ang Bagong Cristo



Adarna



Orosman at Zafira



CCP Online


Bulawan: CCP’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert



Ballet Philippines’ Firebird and other Ballets



Triple Treats: Everything Bituin



Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady



Pagsaulog: A Celebration of Visayan Culture



Ballet Philippines’ Tales of the Manuvu (May 14)



Philippine Ballet Theatre’s Mir-I-Nisa (May 16)



Tanghalang Pilipino


Balag at Angud


 

JV Ibesate’s Bukas/Ngayon



Lolo Doc, starring Nanding Josef 



Lola Doc, starring Nora Aunor (May 21)




Philstage’s Open House


Philippine Opera Company’s Crescendo: A Concert of Opera’s Best Classical Songs



The Egg Theater Company’s Asawa Kabit



Manila Shakespeare Company’s The Winter’s Tale



GantimpalaTheater Production’s Classics in the Time of Corona




Philippine Educational Theater Association


Rated: PG 



Philippine Ballet Theatre


The Merry Widow 



Darangen ni Bantugen  



Tanghalang Ateneo


Lysistrata ng Bakwit 



Kalantiaw


National Theatre Live


Barbershop Chronicles (available until May 21)



A Streetcar Named Desire (premiering May 22)


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Met Opera

The streams go up on the Met Opera website on their scheduled performance dates, accessible through here.




Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (May 13)

Britten’s Peter Grimes (May 14)

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (May 15)

Verdi’s Rigoletto (May 16)

Verdi’s Nabucco (May 17)


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Shakespeare’s Globe


The Two Noble Kinsmen (available until May 17)



Macbeth (available until May 26)



Andrew Lloyd Webber


Cats (May 15–17) 



Dave Malloy


Ghost Quartet



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Lead photo by Vlad Gonzales