What to watch - theatre, music, art and moreThose working in arts and entertainment are finding creative ways to get their work online, so here’s a guide on what to watch – theatre, music, art and more. Whether it’s online talk shows, a live concert or a collaborative Zoom gig, we’ll try and find the good stuff.

We’ll update this as we go along, so keep an eye out for new additions. If you have something to share and would like people to know about it, please email karen@weekendspecial.co.za with the details (what, how, when, etc).

What to watch – theatre, music, art and more


Every Thursday evening at 7pm London time the National Theatre Live launches a new, free production, screened for a week free. Visit their Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/ntlive/

Comedians Nik Rabinowitz and Rob van Vuuren are both doing live feeds on their INstagram pages: https://www.instagram.com/nikrabinowitz/?hl=en and https://www.instagram.com/robvanvuuren/?hl=en

The Fugard Theatre is screening free, full performances of Master Harold … And the Boys. You can download the show here

The Chichester Festival Theatre has announced a new scheme to stream shows online. The scheme will start with an online presentation of Rachel Wagstaff and Richard Taylor’s hit musical Flowers for Mrs Harris. The piece will be available from 9 April for 30 days. You can download the details here

Daily live stories for kids told by a host of South African performers, called Character Stories for Children, will be uploaded daily. You can find them here


Catch David Kramer and the Kaap Kreools Collective singing #TsakCorona! Welcome to Cape Town here

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra performs a beautiful virtual performance of Nkosi Sikelele Afrika here

On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, Italian tenor and global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance at the historic Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, Italy. It will take place at 6pm UK time, 10am PST, 1pm EST. You can catch it here

Cape Town Opera is releasing selected clips. In this recent staging from Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Pumeza Matshikiza (who was due to star in the Duet Gala at Kirstenbosch in March) can be seen in one of her most acclaimed roles, as the water nymph Rusalka. Watch it here


John Krasinski has launched a YouTube channel focusing on good news and his first guest is Steve Carell. You can watch here

Our very best Trevor Noah hosts The Daily Show clips on Youtube. Find them here

Still a goody: Zach Galifinakis intervies (or rather insults) everybody from Barack Obama to Bradd Pitt on these hilarious online “talk show” excerpts. Click here


The Zeitz MOCAA says you can re-engage with Five Bhobh: Painting At The End Of An Era (named by Hyperallergic as their top global exhibition of 2019), and the Afro-futures show Still Here Tomorrow To High Five You Yesterday, and The Main Complaint. Also, their YouTube channel has been updated where you can now see all the talks at the symposium related to William Kentridge’s exhibition, interviews with artists, and more.

The “Which Character” Personality Quiz is an interactive personality quiz that will determine your similarity with a long list of fictional characters. Find it here

Catch ultra-styling surfer Mikey February making dreamy moves to Marvin Gaye’s soundtrack to stay stoked while you’re inside! See it here