Theater from Home: 5 Ways to Watch Plays

Theater lovers, we may not be able to go see live theater in person right now, but here are 5 ways to watch excellent theater from your home!

London's National Theatre recently announced National Theatre At Home, a program where you can stream a new play every week from their collection of the best of British theater. Some of the productions on the schedule are Jane Eyre, Treasure Island and Twelfth Night. 

Goodman Theatre has posted its 2016 production of Roberto Bolaño’s internationally acclaimed novel 2666

The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has an extensive collection of performances on the Digital Stage section of its website. Theater performances include complete shows of Beijing Opera, Acrobats and Chinese Traditional Music and Bratislava Puppet Theatre, as well as shorter clips from shows like In The Heights and The Music Man

From the people who brought us 24 Hour Plays, there's Viral Monologues, new monologues written, rehearsed, recorded and released on Instagram in just 24 hours. New performances are released each week.  

The House Theatre of Chicago is live streaming its 2002 production of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Tune in to House Theatre YouTube channel

While you're thinking about great theater, don't forget to explore CPL's Chicago Theater archives!

Do you have a favorite play or local theater company? Share with us in the comments!