Dear Friends of Singapore Press Club
If you love theatrical productions and art, you can feast on a selection of the top shows and collections free without leaving your home.
Arts Groups around the world are opening up their archives while theatres and museums are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is making available his full-length, smash-hit musicals once a week. You’ll have access to a new musical every Friday at 7pm BST (Singapore is currently 7 hours ahead), and each production can be viewed for 48 hours.
The line-up can be found on the Youtube channel of The Shows Must Go On: https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon
UK National Theatre:
From comedies to classics, the National Theatre is screening one show live every week. Streaming starts on Thursdays at 7pm BST (Singapore is currently 7 hours ahead) and remains available on demand for seven days.
Visit the website of National Theatre At Home for the line-up: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
During France’s coronavirus lockdown, The Louvre is offering free viewing of concerts filmed in its Auditorium. Go to the museum’s Youtube channel:
For art collections, check out its website: https://www.louvre.fr/en
Singapore National Gallery:
The National Gallery is offering its #GalleryAnywhere experience which you can enjoy right where you are. Besides digital artworks, you can have access to behind-the-scenes stories, podcasts and virtual tours. Here’s the link: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/advisory
Nine Years Theatre 九年剧场:
While Singapore’s “Circuit Breaker” is on, local Mandarin theatre company Nine Years Theatre is offering free viewing of its past productions. Every Thursday, you will find a new show (Mandarin with English subtitles) on its Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiqF4XZkqEFfEkKg_cXRh_Q. Each recording is available for a week.
Stay connected to the Arts while you stay safe at home!
Asst Hon Secretary