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    Published: March 2020

    Updated: August 25, 2021

    By: Roberta Johnson & Phillyfunguide Staff

    • Photo by Samuel Sianipar on Unsplash

    In this time of uncertainty and social distancing, we can still have fun! Much like the rest of world, we are all still adapting to COVID-19 by finding ways to stay engaged, finding ways to fight boredom and staying positive.


    Many of your favorite venues and performing arts organizations in the region have adapted by creating captivating digital content for you to stream while we wait for things to go back to normal and many are returning this fall with virtual/in-person hybrid seasons.


    Continue your creative expression and fight against boredom by checking out some great performances from some of your favorite local performing arts organizations!*


    We would love to hear the fun things you are doing! Share your favorite events and stories on our TwitterFacebook, and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!


    *Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, visit their official website.

    Check out the virtual performances from these local organizations:


    The Philadelphia Orchestra


    Last year, the Philadelphia Orchestra responded to the call the show must go on by holding an empty auditorium performance on March 12, 2020. You can still watch their performance of Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 and continue to enjoy the orchestra by listening to many great performances on-demand for free!

    First Person Arts


    When the pandemic first hit, First Person Arts immediately took their talents for sharing stories to the digital space by creating COVID Stories, a digital memoir of the pandemic as it was happening. Artists and regular people alike were invited to respond to their weekly prompts with their own unique stories.


    Their digital collection is still going strong to this day! Watch COVID Stories and other online programming by visiting their official website.


    The Wilma Theater


    Early in the pandemic, the iconic Wilma Theater quickly responded to the crisis by launching the Wilma Home Theater, their online collection of performances, shorts, documentaries and more. You can still watch many of these performances right now by visiting their website.

    Stream these other great performances courtesy of Arts + Culture To Go

    Opera Philadelphia
    November 19th, 2021 - November 19th, 2024

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    Are your kids home from school for awhile? Here are some virtual resources to keep them engaged while social distancing. (Photo Credit: StartupStockPhotos on Pixabay)
    Visit your favorite museums from anywhere! (Image Courtesy of The Barnes Foundation)


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