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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

    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    TakTakShoo
    Opera Philadelphia
    November 19th, 2021 - November 19th, 2024
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens & Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
    Lantern Theater Company
    November 9th, 2021 - December 19th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    The Floor Wipers
    The Wilma Theater
    June 10th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    The Marriage of Figaro
    Opera Philadelphia
    October 22nd, 2021 - October 22nd, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    La voix humaine
    Opera Philadelphia
    September 24th, 2021 - September 23rd, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Expired
    The Wilma Theater
    February 19th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Code Black Planet - Wilma Hothouse Short
    The Wilma Theater
    February 5th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Hold Fast
    The Wilma Theater
    June 24th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    The Rot
    The Wilma Theater
    June 17th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Virtual | Women of Antiquity
    Tempesta di Mare
    November 20th, 2021 - December 19th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Me and the Devil
    Lantern Theater Company
    September 9th, 2021 - February 27th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    La traviata
    Opera Philadelphia
    July 15th, 2021 - February 10th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    Save the Boys
    Opera Philadelphia
    July 15th, 2021 - February 11th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    The Drama of Tosca
    Opera Philadelphia
    June 17th, 2021 - June 17th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    We Need to Talk
    Opera Philadelphia
    July 16th, 2021 - April 8th, 2022

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