While a trip to the theatre or weekend wandering around art galleries may be off the agenda for now, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the arts from the comfort of your own home. Here's our round-up of digital alternatives to gigs, exhibitions, live comedy, and more.
Enjoy world-class theatre for free with the National Theatre at Home. A selection of much-loved productions will be made available to watch via their YouTube channel, while the National Theatre Collection, an online education resource, will also be accessible at home while schools are closed.
Discover the National Gallery's 'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' exhibition via an online tour, hosted on the art museum's Facebook page. Bringing all of Titian's mythological masterpieces together for the first time in nearly 500 years, the curator Matthias Wivel gives a fascinating account of the Italian Renaissance painter's art and times.
Although there is no replacing the atmosphere of a live gig, you can enjoy an abundance of high-quality footage from the recent BBC 6 Music Festival on iPlayer. Plus, many musicians around the world have been getting creative by livestreaming their music on Instagram including the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Coldplay and John Legend.
Hosting an impressive lineup of guests, including Jo Brand, Stewart Lee and Stephen Merchant, the new Stay at Home Festival by Cosmic Shambles offers some welcome light relief right now. They'll be livestreaming daily podcasts, comedy nights and conversations, all without anyone leaving their home.
Alexander McQueen’s artistic charity, the Sarabande foundation, is offering free talks on creativity. Notable names in art and fashion, including Tim Walker, Molly Goddard and Grayson Perry, will impart their wisdom in a series of enlightening lectures, giving anybody the chance to gain insight into the creative industries – while offsetting the boredom of self-isolation.