You Can Watch Broadway Shows from Home Right Now for FREE. Here’s How!

We might watch Cats tonight...

We’ve already baked a ton of bread, cleaned the refrigerator (multiple times) and made all kinds of comfort food. But until the COVID-19 vaccine is more widely available, we’re still spending a lot of time indoors. It’s time to kick back and enjoy some entertainment!

Movie fans have Hallmark’s upcoming Spring Fling marathon to look forward to, with rom-coms galore! But if Broadway is more your thing, you’re also in luck. You can find free Broadway shows online—from Kinky Boots to The King and I, Cats and more. It’s the perfect way for theater fans to keep socially distancing until shows are tentatively back in May 2021.

How to Watch Theater at Home

If you want to nab this deal, head to BroadwayHD, which has a selection of around 300 shows. You can sign up for a seven-day free trial to stream all of the shows and plays you can handle. Bet you can watch a lot of shows in one week! After the free trial, the service will set you back only $8.99 per month.

If British productions of The Tempest or The Crucible are more your speed than Bye Bye Birdie, you might want to check out Digital Theatre, too. It’s not free, but if you have your heart set on a particular show, you easily can rent it.

Where to Find More Entertainment

We know that watching performances on the small screen isn’t the same as watching live shows in a theater, but with Broadway on pause, we’ll take culture anywhere we can find it.

Even museums have been adapting to the coronavirus outbreaks by offering digital exhibitions that “visitors” can look at from their couch. If you’re more of a multitasker, listen to audiobooks while organizing your pantry or going on a cleaning rampage. (Check out the food books we’re recommending.) Audible even has a 30-day free trial for your listening pleasure!

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Krista Garcia
Writer, blogger, content creator. I specialize in food and travel, plus digital commerce and the retail industry. Based in Portland, Oregon after a very long time spent in NYC.