The culture zone

Here you will find the latest information on how to access a range of free shows and events from theatrical performances and live music, through to virtual tours of world famous museums and art galleries. 

There is also access to free online literature in the form of audio books ranging from literary classics such as Jane Eyre and Moby Dick, through to more recent release such as Harry Potter.

All resources listed below are provided for reference only and are not coordinated by us.

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Theatre

Whats on Stage at Home

The Whats on Stage website provides a list of stage shows and musicals that you can watch online now for free.

National Theatre Home

Showing now - A Streetcar Named Desire

From Thursday at 7pm the National Theatre are showing This House for free on their Youtube channel.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Showing now - The Midnight Gang and Beauty and the Beast

Chichester Festival Theatre, are sharing their performance of David Walliams hugely popular story, The Midnight Gang. This is free to watch until May 29th.

Beauty and the Beast is also being shown for free until the 19 June 2020.


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Streaming gigs and classical music

Ticketmaster

See a list of upcoming live stream gigs for the week.

Classic FM

A list of live streamed and archived classical concerts now available for free online.

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Galleries and museums


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Literature

Audible books

A selection of free audio books including:

Romeo and Juliet, Harry Potter, The Jungle Book, and Pride and Prejudice.

Sir Patrick Stewart: One Shakespeare Sonnet a Day

Sir Patrick Stewart OBE will be posting a video every day of lockdown, in which he will be reciting a different Shakespearean sonnet.


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