Useful links for lockdown


National Theatre – new play every Thursday, available for 1 week

The National Theatre is releasing a new play every week on YouTube.  For more info visit National Theatre or watch on YouTube.

Shakespeare at The Globe – new play every 2 weeks from Mon 6th, available for 2 weeks

Shakespeare plays from The Globe. They are starting on Monday with Hamlet. There will be a new play every 2 weeks. The full programme is on their website. They will be on YouTube too.

Best of British theatre, free to stream for a week.


Universal has come up with a great idea called ‘The Shows Must Go On’, the new YouTube Channel that will be streaming a full-length musical every Friday at 7 pm GMT for free so you can bring the theatre home.

A performance of Wind in the Willows Musical 

Gareth Malone’s online choir ‘The Great British Home Chorus’ 

Royal Opera House – new opera every week, available for 30 days

Releasing a series of full productions as well as showing extracts from other performances. Full productions are available for 30 days so you can watch anytime. Currently showing Peter and the Wolf (until 26 April) and Handel’s Acis and Galatea (until 2 May). Cosi Fan Tuti will be released next Friday 10th.

Academy of Ancient Musicnew concert every Sunday, available for at least 2 weeks?

New York Philharmonic – full concerts and at-home shorts

Releasing regular full-length concerts as well as clips of individual members playing at home during isolation as part of “NY Phil Plays On”. Currently showing Mahler Symphony No 5 and Act One of Wagner’s Die Wulkure

London Mozart Players – full concerts and at-home shorts

Like the NY Phil, a mix of previously recorded concerts and short videos recorded from the musicians’ own homes during the lockdown . For concerts, you can watch the whole thing or just one movement. Currently showing Mozart piano concerto no 29, symphony no 40 and concerto in C for flute and harp.

Berlin Philharmonic

Not on YouTube, but they have their own streaming service called Digital Concert Hall you can access for free using the code BERLINPHIL . You will only be able to watch on the tablet or laptop though.



Alistair GriffinGoing live with covers and originals every evening 8 pm https://en-gb.facebook.com/AlistairGriffin/

Tune in to Musical Memories … every day at 11 am for brilliant singing sessions with @MMRyedale! A brilliant way to keep connected and keep spirits up during this difficult time.

Alix Lillie Eukelele – Free weekly eukelele lessons on her Facebook page


Joe Wicks exercises on YouTube for all abilities


Tai Chi

Yoga with Adriene

Dance syndrome free sessions

Oti Mabuse Live dance classes weekdays 11.30 am for kids and 7.30 pm for adults on Facebook

Dance and exercise and wellbeing tips by the Down’s Syndrome Association


Open University –  Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to others.

Duolingo – Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Edinburgh Zoo Webcams for a virtual Zoo trip

Art and crafts

Loads of free video classes


Jamie Oliver, Keep cooking and carry on – C4 weekdays at 5.30pm and youtube.

Virtual drama group



Church of England online services



Staying safe

A health care passport specifically for the COVID 19 outbreak, good for people to fill out in advance and take with them into hospital, so the people caring for them can give the best care for them.

Mental health

Every Mind Matters from PHE has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.


Useful links for lockdown