Features Published 19 March 2020

Covid-19 Resources for UK Theatre

An evolving collection of advice, resources and opportunities for people who work in theatre and are affected by coronavirus.

Exeunt Staff

Covid-19 resources

Official Advice

Online networking and resource sharing

Financial guidance

Campaigns

Charities and fundraisers


Where to watch theatre for free online

Livestreaming platforms and resources 

Opportunities, competitions and workshops

Listening material

Distractions, projects and inspirations

  • Performances that will never get to happen are being memorialised at online project The Social Distancing Festival
  • Total Theatre Magazine’s archive is now digitised and free to read – it covers 1989-2012, and is a treasure trove of alt performance history
  • It’s not theatre-related, but ChatterPack’s list of online distractions is pretty incredible; virtual aquarium tours, online choirs, artist draw-a-longs and more
  • David Jays has started #LockdownTheatreClub on Twitter to discuss a different film/livestream each night
  • Fancy some TV/film recommendations from the Twitter god that is Lucy Prebble? Look here
  • Forest Fringe’s 2012 Paper Stages is available to read online – artists ask you to perform their works in locations around the city (or in your bedroom). Time for a new edition?
  • Papatango is running a free circulating library of playtexts through the post; follow #PTLibrary on Twitter for more
  • Do you want to learn about the history of old theatres across the UK in exhaustive-and-fascinating detail? Browse through Arthur Lloyd’s collections

This is an evolving resource: to submit a link, get in touch @theatremagazine

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