Arts at a Safe Distance

Miss going out? Us too – so we’re finding the best shows to watch online, hand-picked by our Marketing & Programming Manager. Comedy, theatre, dance and more, all here online.

If the show is free, please do donate to the company if you can.

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A thriller about online bullying and cancel culture. How far would you go for revenge?

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Frisky & Mannish: School of Pop

The comedians break down pop songs into their component parts - joyous.

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Richard II

The film version of the the critically acclaimed first all women of colour Shakespeare on a UK stage, starring Adjoa Andoh.

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A sweet, funny, poignant and tremendously endearing show about feeling like you're all by yourself.

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Life Is A Circus

The documentary about our last Hidden Spire project: a unique group of people, some of them homeless, create a show together.

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Cirque du Soleil

The world-renowned company have put a number of their huge-scale acrobatic shows online.

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Only The Brave

A sweeping musical about the men and women who fought in WW2.

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Crips Without Constraints

Monologues written and recorded in isolation by Deaf and disabled artists.

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A rock musical that puts microphones in the hands of the Bronte sisters and lets them fly.

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I Want My Hat Back

Little Angel Theatre present Jon Klassen's classic picture book.

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The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak

A "monstrous chamber opera for puppets", telling the story of a circus freak's fascinating life.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Emma Rice's joyful production of Shakespeare's classic.

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The Time Of Your Life

Renowned physical theatre company Gecko present a 30-minute masterpiece.

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The TV adaptation of James Graham's play about the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? "coughing Major" scandal in 2001.

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The Greatest Wealth

The Old Vic's series of monologues, each focusing on a different decade of the NHS.

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Five Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist

A show for one performer and an audience, about connection in the Internet age.

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I, Cinna (The Poet)

Tim Crouch's play about Cinna The Poet, the tragic victim in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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The Sofa Dance

A fun, silly, charming 6 minutes in which acrobats from across the UK show us what lockdown feels like.

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5 Soldiers

A visceral dance piece about the impact of war on the young people who join the army.

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Every Brilliant Thing

A funny and heartbreaking play starring Jonny Donahoe, about the lengths we'll go to, to save someone.

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Too Pretty To Punch

A gorgeous show about the trans experience, mixing spoken word, physical theatre and interactive projections.

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Joseph Morpurgo's comedy show about an egotistical theatre-maker on the brink of collapse.

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The theatre show behind the hit TV series, performed by creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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Sea Wall

Simon Stephens' heartbreaking monologue, performed by Andrew Scott.

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The filmed version of Frisky & Mannish's 2019 show - hilarious!

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