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Cultural Activities from the comfort of your own home

31 May 2021
Cultural Activities from the comfort of your own home

Updated Thu 3 Jun 2021:

Pavilion Theatre remains closed, so while we can't keep you entertained in our usual way, we've been scouring the internet for the best cultural activities you can access from the comfort of your own home.
There are free theatre, opera and film events, online classes and activities for little ones! Hopefully this will help to stave off cabin fever while we all do our bit to stay indoors and flatten the curve.
We'll be keeping this blog updated every week so be sure to save this link or check our website homepage for updates.
In the meantime stay safe and well!
Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places
In this hilarious and poignant show, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions; to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history, exposing the stories behind the make-up to reveal the National Treasure she is today. Find out more and book your tickets here.
Cirque du Soleil
The world-famous performing troupe are releasing excepts from their best-loved productions as 60-minute premieres on their YouTube channel
Best of Teeterboard: Watch Now
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
In a major new adaptation, this masterpiece of modernism is brought vividly to dramatic life by Ireland’s foremost playwright Marina Carr and directed by Annabelle Comyn. The world premiere of this stage production will be broadcast online for a limited time, to audiences around the world from Fri 25 - Sun 27 Jun. Find out more and book your tickets here.
This opera streaming platform has a rich archive of opera and dance productions from across Europe, all of which are available to watch for free! View upcoming productions here or watch back previous streams on their YouTube channel.
Coming up next:
Bach's St John Passion (Théâtre du Châtelet)Fri 4 Jun, 6pm
The Metropolitan Opera: Nightly Opera Stream & On Demand
Every night, The Metropolitan Opera will release live recordings from their performance archives. The operas go live each night at 12.30am on the Met's website and are available to watch for 23 hours.
Bizet’s Carmen: Watch Now
Coming up next:
Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment: Fri 4 Jun
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: Sat 5 Jun
Verdi’s Macbeth: Sun 6 Jun
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten: Mon 7 Jun
They also have a huge selection of live and on demand events for audiences to enjoy from home. You can find out more and buy tickets here.
National Theatre at Home
The National THeatre are back online with a selection of unmissable theatre from their archives incuding Amadeus, The Cherry Orchard, Angels in America, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Coriolanus, Othello and more. Their 'at home' content can be accessed through a subscribtion or a pay on demand option. Find out more here.
Irish National Opera Online
Irish National Opera have made their lockdown series Seraglio as well as a selection of their recorded performances and broadcastas available to watch for free online, including Orfeo Ed Euridice, Madama Butterfly, Acis & Galatea and The Barber of Seville. Click here to find out more.
20 Shots of Opera: Watch Now
Production Streams: Watch Now
Seraglio - The Mini Series: Watch Now
Druid Theatre
Druid Theatre has made recordings of five productions available to watch online for free.

Deirdre of the Sorrows: Watch Now
The Well of the Saints: Watch Now
The Playboy of the Western WorldWatch Now
Riders to the SeaWatch Now
The Shadow of the Glen: Watch Now
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Live
Broadcast from the National Concert Hall, musicians fo the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and a host of Irish soloists will present a season of live concert programmes. Each concert can be watched on the RTÉ Lyric FM YouTube channel.
Coming up next:
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Fri 4 Jun, 7pm
Wigmore Hall Online
Following the success of their 2020 series, Wigmore Hall are back with a brand new series of online concerts. Keep an eye on their website for updates or tune in here.
Coming up next:
Elias String Quartet & Daniel Tong piano - Dvorák, Ivan Moseley & Purcell: Thu 3 Jun, 7.30pm
Britten Oboe Quartet - Françaix, Mark Simpson, Mozart & Thea Musgrave: Fri 4 Jun. 7.30pm
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) - Chopin & Mozart: Sat 5 Jun, 7.30pm
At Home with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Over the coming months the RSNO will broadcast ten glorious concerts, filmed live in the RSNO’s studio. These ten performances are a reimagining of their 2020:21 Season featuring many of the guest artists and music originally programmed, alongside some surprises! Browse through their programme or book your tickets here.
Coming up next:
Grosvenor Plays Chopin: Fri 4 Jun, 7.30pm
From Europe with Love
Galway Music Residency is back with their ambitious monthly lunchtime series exploring string quartet repertoire from all 27 EU member countries. Performed live, these performances will be streamed for free on their YouTube channel.
Coming up next:
From Europe With Love - Greece: Fri 4 Jun, 1pm
Luminosa Music – Arcadia
The Luminosa String Orchestra will perform three concerts exploring the darkness and finding the light. The first concert, live from Galway Cathedral will feature music from Mozart, Briggen, Janáček and Larchet. Find out more and book your tickets here.
Coming up next:
Arcadia II – Solstice: Sat 10 Jul, 8pm
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Recorded during Kilkenny Arts Festival last summer, enjoy musical snapshots from the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Vivald’s Four Seasons. Each season features 3 short movements, prefaced by a sonnet.
The Four Seasons – Spring: Watch Now
The Four Seasons – Summer: Watch Now
The Four Seasons – Winter: Watch Now
Me, Mollser (Abbey Theatre)
This specially filmed version of Me, Mollser puts the character of Mollser from Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, centre stage. This compelling, funny and poignant performance is designed specifically for schools with access to an English, Irish or ISL version, as well as learning resources and lesson plans. The performance is free online until 30 June, but registration is required. Find out more here.
Draw with Don!
Beloved artist Don Conroy, best-known for his long-time stint on RTÉ’s The Den has officially launched his own YouTube channel! Over the coming weeks he will provide free drawing tutorials for both children and adults so tune in here and get creative!
Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece
In a four episode series, tales from ancient Greece are brought to life in a fun way for kids to engage with the Greek myths. Suitable for ages 3-8yrs, the short performances are available to watch on YouTube.
Shh! We Have A Plan - An Opera!
This puppetry adaptation of Chris Haughton’s much loved award-winning book introduce opera to young audiences. Watch Now
Play & Create with Tall Stories
Tall Stories have put together lots of Play & Create resources on their website with loads to keep you busy at home including colouring sheets, arts & crafts, baking recipes, games and fun worksheets for The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and more! Check it out here.
In their At Home section, there are links to video content, story-time readings and an informative and engaging digital book for children explaining all about the virus and the measures taken to control it, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Check out the Nosy Crow website to enjoy the book.
The Irish Film Institute have expanded their activitites with a new online programme of film content, exclusive to Irish audiences. Browse their content and rent films here.
The Loopline Collection Volume 2
The Loopline Collection Volume 2 is a new film collection, free to view worldwide on the IFI Player. The collection includes the highly acclaimed four-part documentary series Hidden Treasures, focusing on Irish heritage and folklife, a  a six-part TG4 series on Republic Women, Mná an IRA, and a collection of interviews with seminal Irish and international documentary filmmakers, Where Art Thou? Watch here
Exhibition on Screen Documentaries
Exhibition on Screen's art documentaries are always a hit at Pavilion Theatre, and you can now buy or stream lots of fantastic documentaries from their collection including Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo, The Impressionists, Young Picasso and more. 
Martin Hayes - Online Lessons
Celebrated fiddle player Martin Hayes will be releasing a series of online lessons every two weeks. Tune in to his YouTube channel where you can learn a new tune by playing along.
dlr Library Book Drops
Book Drop services continue to operate for older members of the community or those who are particularly vulnerable during this time.  A selection of books will be delivered to your door from dlr LexIcon. For more information on how to avail of this service click here.
Taking Charge of your Performance Career (Music Network)
Music Network's series of professional development courses are now available to watch back on their YouTube channel. Aimed at helping musicians develop important skills necessary to respond to the music industry’s shifting demands the courses are delivered by industry experts.