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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. 


How You Can Support The Arts During The Lockdown

Dulaang UP

Ang Nawalang Kapatid

Fathers and Sons

The Kundiman Party

Ang Bagong Cristo


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 


National Theatre Live

Barbershop Chronicles (available until May 21)

A Streetcar Named Desire (premiering May 22)


The National Theatre Is Uploading Select Shows On Their YouTube Channel

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)


Get Your Dose of Culture During The Quarantine

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


All The Free Movies (and Musical!) You Can Watch During This Time of Self-Isolation

Lead photo by Vlad Gonzales