Virtual Theatre Activities

Learning from home?  Miss performing?  Take the initiative to create theatre at home!

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In the mood to read a play or create a performance in your own home?  Follow these links for a complete list of entire plays you can read and perform online!
The Internet Archive has provided thousands of plays available to you to borrow digitally! Just create a FREE account and you have access to all their digital resources including this list of plays:
Still not enough for you? Here is an exhaustive list of resources, compiled by theatre professional, Krista Carson Elhai. Enjoy!
10 Things Student Actors Can Do During the School Closure  
Online Teaching Resources for Theatre Design & Technology  
Digital Theatre Plus-Username dtremote PW dtremote  
15 Musicals & Plays to watch online for free  
Broadway Book Musicals-Crash Course Theatre  
Broadway Seriously-Crash Course Theatre  
Artists in a Time of a Global Pandemic  
Laura Benanti Twitter Challenge  
Online lessons/podcasts/websites/shows  
Jennifer Tepper calls for musical theatre performers  
New Victory Arts Break  
12 Ways to Stream the Stage  
Live theatre broadcasts on TV and at movie theatres  
PBS Theatre recordings  
6 podcasts for Theatre Buffs  
Sound, Scenic, Production resources  
USITT Costume Archives  
Imagineering in a box  
Streaming Shakespeare plays  
Daily theatre classes from Broadway Dreams via Zoom  
Center Theatre Group College Faire March 21  
Online resources from Florida Thespians  
National Theatre videos  
Theatre lesson plans  
YouTube interviews with directors  
THEATERish resources  
How to Make an Awesome Self Tape  
Ballet to Broadway series  
Develop a one minute monologue (or several) for audition puposes  
Watch You Tube Videos of Uta Hagen's acting class and try an individual exercise  
Explore theatre design  
Self teach a unit in set design  
Expore sound design  
Review or learn about various moments/movements in theatre history  
Prepare a college/university virtual audition and load it to  
Explore Viola Spolin's Improv games and play some with a family member  
Write a ten minute play  
Who's Who In Theatre- Learn the different jobs in theatre  
15 minute Broadway Workout  
Virtual Theater Design (use code: OnlineTeaching)  
Theatre Publicity-4 Day Unit  
Lighting: Learn how to program on an ETC EOS/ION lighting console at home! Advanced
Free ETC EOS console software (PC)  
Free ETC EOS console software (Mac)  
Meisner Method Master Class (live streaming workshop)  
Tour 11 Famous Theaters Across the World  
Sound and Foley Design and in Film  
Learn about the history of Broadway musicals  
Introduction to projections and digital media in theatre design  
Gyre and Gimble- Puppetry (National Theatre) How to make a puppet  
Gyre and Gimble- Puppetry (National Theatre) Bringing a puppet to life  
Gyre and Gimble- Puppetry (National Theatre) Storytelling with puppets  
A variety of Ted talks for all arts  
Tony awards links on YouTube: watch numbers from amazing musicals!  
Theatre documentaries and creative videos  
TedX Talk Demonstration: What is Theatre Capable Of?  
Musical review  
Writing Scripts from News Stories  
Acting Theory Articles from the International Thespian Society-select any article and improve acting skills  
History of Acting! Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of The Group Theatre, from "American Masters"  
BalletNovaCenterForDance offers free live streamed ballet class!  
Technology in Arts Management  
Working in the Theatre, American Theare Wing video collection  
Directing a Shakespeare Scene with Intentions  
Theatre vocab practice using cross words and word finders.  
Adapt a Fairy Tale and add a twist by including a social issue  
Additional website for adapting fairy tales  
Making a Greek mask  
Stars in the House-daily concerts from Broadway performers  
AATE Resources for Teaching Online  
Teaching Artists Guild resources for teaching online  
Educational Resources for Home Learning  
Sparkfile podcast  
Cirque de Soleil-IRIS full production  
How to Art if you've never arted before  
StoryCorp-recordings of inspirational stories from around the globe  
Arts programming online  
Free online acting classes_begins 3/27/20  
Theatre lessons for all age groups  
Institute for Social & Emotional Learning  
Live Facebook chats with Broadway theatre makers  
54 Below live-stream of concerts by BW performers  
Teaching Theatre online resources  
Let's Make a Musical Podcast  
San Diego USD Theatre resources-updated regularly  
Free books and plays  
Six tips for Acccent work  
Jim Henson video on how to make a puppet  
History of Theatre Timeline  
Broadway or Bust-Follwing musical theatre students to the Nat'l HS Musical Thatre Awards  
Black Box Theatre resources  
Bippity Boppity Boo Transformation Challenge  
Wheel to Decide-musicals  
Free musical theatre classes-sign up required  
Live Theatre  
Career & Technical Education resources (CTE)  
Disney Cruise line production of Beauty & the Beast  
Disney Cruise line production of Tangled  
I Heart Radio Broadway content  
Daily 8 Count  
Misc ideas for keeping students engaged remotely  
Californians for the Arts resources-Federal, State, Local news  
Live-streamed performances from The Public NYC  
Ballet, dance, workout classes online  
Howlround-Teaching during a Pandemic  
Palace of Versaille virtual tour  
70 short films from cancelled SXSW festival  
National Emergency Library-1.4 million books available  
75+VAPA resources k-12  
Lincoln Center Pop up classes  
Working in the Theatre-Special Props  
118 Must Watch Documentatires for Broadway musical fans  
Making it rain on stage  
Cirque de Soleil videos  
SDSU Digital Conversations with Musical Theatre professionals  
Scenic & Lighting Design resources  
iTheatrics JTF Fridays with musical theatre guests  
CREATE CA resources in all areas of VAPA  
Six full length live theatre shows-Red, Much Ado, Present Laughter-and more  
Resources from The Old Globe, San Diego  
Theatre Squared online classes/videos  
Cult of Pedagogy resources for teaching distance learning  
TED-Ed VAPA lessons  
The Virtual Theatre-design your own stage  
Kennedy Center-Theatre lessons  
Theatrefolk-Distance Learning for Technical Theatre  
Creative Drama-resources for teaching theatre online  
Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM  
Broadway Dreams-daily classes and workshops  
Ballet classes on Instagram  
Arts Education Partnership resources-mostly organization related  
COVID-19 resources for VAPA  
The Show Must Go On-theatre performances  
Broadway.Com livestreams  
UCLArts & Healing series-healing through the Arts  
Open Culture-online classes k-12  
Theatre 101 course  
History of Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont  
Margolis Method Actor Training  
Artist in Residence assignment  
The make up of Moulin Rouge the musical  
Arts resources  
Travis Wall Virtual Dance convention  
Fosse dance videos on YouTube  
Teaching Drama Online  
Accent Study Guides-Adam Michael Rose  
Disney Curriculum  
Hamilton Education Program  
Mehron make demos  
Colorado Dept of Ed resources  
Abbey Theatre's Dear Ireland-conversations with artists  
August Wilson Century Cycle-voice recordings  
Mehron tutorial-Aging Made Easy  
Disney Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen resources  
Theatrefolk theatre activities
Projects with Jason