These are the concerts, DJ parties, theatre shows and events you can livestream from home during UK lockdown - and how to watch

Most of this year’s big concerts, festivals and sporting events have been cancelled as the UK lockdown continues (Photo: Shutterstock)
Most of this year’s big concerts, festivals and sporting events have been cancelled as the UK lockdown continues (Photo: Shutterstock)

Most of this year’s big concerts, festivals and sporting events have been cancelled as the UK lockdown continues.

However, this doesn’t mean you can’t watch events online from the comfort of your own home - in real time.

Here are events you can live stream from home, including concerts, theatre shows - and even wine tastings.

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    TikTok have launched their first livestream series, named #HappyAtHome. This takes place at 11am AEDT each day and features names such as Alicia Keys, Jason DeRulo and Dr. Phil. Visit the website for lineup details.

    DJ D-Nice, who is known for DJing Barack Obama’s farewell party and for being part of the 1980s hip hop group Boogie Down Productions, is also hosting regular dance parties via Instagram Live.

    Classical concerts you can livestream

    There are plenty of classical concerts that you can live stream, including the London Symphony Orchestra performing Verdi’s Requiem at 7pm on 5 April, and the London Symphony Orchestra performing ballet music by Stravinsky, including from The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, on 9 April at 7.30pm.

    For the full list of upcoming performances by the London Symphony Orchestra available to livestream, visit the website.

    Podcasts and Q&A sessions

    The Cosmic Shambles Network is running The Stay at Home Festival. The lineup changes each day and features a range of celebrities, including Brian Cox, Josie Long and many more.

    The website explains that they will be live almost every day, sometimes twice a day, featuring their top podcasts such as ‘Book Shambles’ and ‘Science Shambles’, alongside presenting mixed bill comedy nights and conversations.

    Upcoming events include Kid’s Science Club with Helen Czerski, Ginny Smith, Jamie Gallagher, Michelle Dickinson on Saturday 4 April at 11am, and a Covid-19 Q&A hosted by Robin Ince, at 7pm on Sunday 5 April.

    For the full upcoming schedule, visit the website.

    Note: Schedule will be updated daily with new shows and guests. Note that sometimes things change and lineups are subject to change.

    Virtual Wine Tastings

    Quality Wines is hosting daily online wine tasting sessions via Instagram Live.

    Here, you can find recommendations for similar bottles that they are tasting on the brand’s Instagram page.

    Tune in each evening at 6pm on the Quality Wines Instagram page for virtual wine tasting from the comfort of your home.


    Digital art platform The Exhibit is also showcasing a number of online exhibitions from both local and international artists. You can explore Chromaesthesia by UK artist Dex Hannon, or browse the full range of exhibitions available online.

    There’s also a range of other online virtual museums and art gallery tours around the globe, including the Natural History Museum and National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

    Theatre at home

    The National Theatre is also making sure fans of performance have something to watch every Thursday night for the next couple of months.

    There will be a selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions available to watch on YouTube for free over the next two months.

    Each production will be free and screened live every Thursday at 7pm BST. This production will then be available on demand for seven days.

    Although not live streamed, Digital Theatre offers more than 100 theatre shows, including Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith, which was captured during its run at the Palace Theatre. Subscriptions start from £9.99 per month.

    Broadway HD also allows theatre fans the chance to visit Broadway without needing to leave the comfort of your own home.

    Stream over 200 recorded performances, including Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet. The streaming service costs roughly £7.53 to subscribe.