In Conversation with celebrities – Fane Online

Fane continues to offer some top-notch names “in conversation” online, rolling on until the autumn. Book ahead for Dame Maggie Smith and Kathleen Turner or Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi in April, or way ahead for a Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci, live-streaming from the London Palladium in October. From 24-31 March, Fane is also offering Black Matters, a musical event with Giles T

Films, yoga and drama clubs – Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Riverside is offering three independent films which have received rave reviews – the award-winning animation Away plus Falling, and 

Orange Tree Theatre performances, Richmond

The Orange Tree is launching its first live streamed performances – a series of world premiere short plays by six emerging and established writers. The plays tell stories of “estrangement and loneliness, connection and redemption, despair in confinement to hope found in life outdoors”. The first tranche of three plays run from 25-27 March, the second from 15-17 April. They can be wa

What the Butler Saw – Theatre Royal Bath

The Theatre Royal Bath is offering the farce “What the Butler Saw” by Joe Orton as an interim show during lockdown, starring Rufus Hound. A co-production with the Leicester Curve Theatre, it’s a filmed version of a stage production. theatreroyal.org.uk/online-theatre/

Opera in a Kensington Clock Shop

Grange Park Opera has no less than 19 free events online in what it calls its “Interim Season”. Its latest offering, available from 20 March, is Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole.  It was filmed in and around an antique clock shop on Kensington Church St. Watch this trailer for a behind

The Marriage of Figaro – Royal Opera House

This filmed version of Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, is available to stream on demand until 4 April for just £3. stream

Emilia – Original Theatre Company

Emilia, the triple Olivier award-winning play, is running again on Original Theatre until 31 March. It’s based on the story of Emilia Bassano, said to be the first woman in England to assert herself as a poet back in Shakespearean times, and who was possibly the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Emilia is a joyous experience and its all-female cast an inspiration. Payment is what yo

Barnes’ People – Original Theatre Company

Barnes’ People is about four theatrical monologues starring Jon Culshaw, Matthew Kelly, Jemma Redgrave and Adrian Scarborough. Then there's A True Born Englishman, starring Adrian Scarborough. Billed as a “world premiere”, it tells the story of a footman at Buckingham Palace who decides, after 30 years, to spill his secret. Duration: around 20 minutes per monologue. Tickets

A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

A Splinter of ice is a political drama, set in Moscow in the final years of the Cold War. British novelist Graham Greene meets his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby, Britain’s greatest spy – and traitor. Starring Oliver Ford Davies, it’s penned by Ben Brown, whose award winning West End play Three Days in May inspired the Oscar-winning film, Darkest Hour. Filmed onstage at the

Pongo’s Party – Stream.Theatre

Stream theatre is offering a series of children's theatre. Pongo’s Party The children’s show is now streaming online, featuring Justin Fletcher as the voice of Pongo the Pig. Available on demand until 31 March. Price: £12.99

Grimmz Fairy Tales – Stream.theatre

Grimmz Fairy Tales - traditional stories get a hip hop spin. Suitable for ages 8+. On demand until 31 March. £15.00

In the Company of Actors – Stream.theatre

A documentary on the making of theatrical show called 'In the Company of Actors' follows Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving in New York as they prepare to open in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Hedda Gabler. Price: £3.99

Pirates of Penzance – Stream.Theatre

Stream theatre is offering a series of musical shows. BKYLN the Musical this play within a play is an urban fairy tale as told by a group of New York street performers. First performed in New York. 22 March – 4 April. Tickets: £18

Frankie’s Guys – Stream.Theatre

Stream theatre is offering a series of musical shows. Frankie’s Guys brings together eight leading West End performers in a band voted Britain’s best tribute of 2020. Their celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is live-streamed from the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. 2-4 April. Tickets:

Pirates of Penzance – Stream.Theatre

Stream theatre is offering a series of musical shows. The barnstorming all-male Pirates of Penzance is a joyous evening’s entertainment which is highly recommended. 29 March -5 April. Tickets are £18.00.

Dream – Royal Shakespeare Company

The 50 minute production of Dream promises to be “a shared experience between remote audience members and the seven actors who play Puck and the sprites. You can choose to buy a £10 ticket to take part and at key points in the play directly influence the world of the actors, or to watch the performance for free"

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

For one night only on 31 March – a livestream rehearsed reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Golden Globe award nominee Rebecca Hall. Tickets are £10 per household. shakefestival.com/

Dead Poets Live: Black March – Shakespeare’s Globe theatre

Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson reads the works of Stevie Smith in a Dead Poets Live event to mark the 50th anniversary of Smith’s death. Filmed in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, this one hour reading draws on Smith’s poems, prose and letters and includes her own illustrations. It features her most famous poem, “Not Waving, but Drowning”. Available on demand u

Letters Live series – YouTube

If you haven’t come across the Letters Live series yet, they are archive recordings from iconic venues like the Union Chapel and Freemasons’ Hall have star names reading brilliant letters; some touching, others absolutely hilarious. Most recently uploaded is a special compilation for International Women’s Day starring Olivia Coleman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Rid

Musical events at The Irish Cultural Centre – Hammersmith

West London's local Irish Centre in Hammersmith Broadway has a series of online musical events. And there’s a special traditional session, filmed in the Irish Cultural Centre, which will be available to view from 16 March. See below.  This is a free event. ir

Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece – Watermans

Watermans in Brentford is offering Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece. See a trailer here. Watermans' webisite says: 'In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, w

Scaramouche Jones with Shane Richie

Stream theatre introduces Scaramouche Jones with Shane Richie, of EastEnders fame, taking on the role made famous by Pete Postlethwaite. This play follows the extraordinary fortunes of one man, shaped by the tides of 20th century history. It’s from Ginger Quiff Media, which recently streamed Dame Maureen Lipman as Rose and Juliet Stevenson in Little Wars – both hi

Telling Tales – The Globe theatre for Children

The Globe for children

The Globe Theatre online is offering Easter holiday Shakespeare events for children, ranging from storytelling to puppetry to workshops. Led by actors, directors and teachers, and catering for ages 3 -12+ Various dates from late March until mid-April. Prices from £20.

The Black Brothers online gig

The Black Brothers, Shay and Michael, are performing on St Patrick's day. They’re part of the musical Black Family, which also includes Mary, Frances and Martin, and has been described as “one of the most important musical clans in Ireland”. One of the two gigs at 11am Pacific (early evening our time), is clearly aimed at a European audience. One “pay what you can” donation (minimum $

Six day St Patrick’s festival

There’s a six day online St Patrick's Day festival with a wide range of events – and which has its own TV channel! Their website says: 'While we cannot gather on the streets of Ireland this year to celebrate our national day, we are delighted to bring the 2021 national St. Patrick’s Festival to life online, presenting our global family with the unique opportunity to take a front row se

Riverside Artists Group – ‘Messages From Somewhere’

Chiswick Pier Trust online seminar – Rewilding Arcadia

Chiswick Pier Trust online seminar - Rewilding Arcadia

Rewilding Arcadia is an online talk about the recovery of the lost flood plains from Hampton to Kew, known as the Arcadian Thames. Jason Debney, co-ordinator of the Arcadian section of the Thames Landscape Strategy, will speak about the series of nature-based flood risk management projects designed to restore the lost floodplain and

Lecture in French by Vincent Raymond-Barker at the Cercle Français de Chiswick.

Lecture in French by Vincent Raymond-Barker at the Cercle Français de Chiswick.

Aznavour! Composer, songwriter, performer: his life and songs 

Chiswick House and Gardens – Camellia Show

Chiswick House and Gardens are welcoming the 11th annual Camellia Show from 15 February - 26 March. The Camellia show is an event where the camellias out in the Gardens will be in full bloom and the public is invited on a free, family-friendly trail in order to explore and find them.
The trail will be available on the Chiswick House and Gardens website to download too

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s kitchen disco

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing her latest 'kitchen disco' on Friday at 6.30pm. The event will be live-streamed on her Instagram and will be posted on her YouTube channel afterwards too. The online event features Sophie singing with her children, she invites the public to join in and dance.

You can find Sophie's instagram account here: