Virginia’s Virtual Live Theater and Education Options

While people are staying at home, theater and playhouses around Virginia are providing online experiences to keep everyone entertained and learning. From streaming performances to behind the scenes experiences, here are some fun ways to virtually enjoy Virginia’s live entertainment while social distancing.

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Located in historic Staunton, the American Shakespeare Center recovers the joys and accessibility of ShakespeareÕs theatre, language and humanity. We perform year round in the worldÕs only recreation of ShakespeareÕs own indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse.

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The American Shakespeare Center is bringing Blackfriars Playhouse online with cinema-quality streaming video of the complete 2020 Actors’ Renaissance and Tour Homecoming seasons.

Each weekday, Roanoke Children’s Theatre is posting live videos of at-home theatre activities including performances, Q&As and more on its Facebook page.

The Grandin Theatre in Roanoke is offering movies to rent and watch from home on the theatre’s streaming platform.

The Barter Theatre in Abingdon is offering its patrons the ability to stream productions from home. The theatre’s production of “Peter Pan” will be online to patrons as well as access special bonus features. The theatre will also be providing coordinating educator resources, including lesson plans and a study guide.

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This state of the art museum celebrates the influence of the 1927 Bristol Sessions to today’s music. The Bristol Sessions were not the first country music recordings, but they were the first country music recordings to be mass produced and distributed. Because of the influence these sessions had on the music industry, the 1927 Bristol Sessions are also known as the ‘Big Bang’ of country music. Then in 1998, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution recognizing Bristol as official the Birthplace of Country Music.

Virginia Tourism Corporation, www.Virginia.org

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The Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro has launched “At Home With The Wayne,” a series of online and digital materials that offer behind the scenes content including Q&As, singing lessons and downloadable art that will entertain, inspire, enrich, and enlighten audiences. All programs and special features are Pay What You Will.

Looking for more virtual activities? We’ve got some ideas for creative learning activities for kids, exploring wildlife from home, and virtual tours at some of Virginia’s best attractions.