Need a break? Good news! There are lots of virtual tours and online performances to check out.

I put together this list based on my interests and some opportunities that my friends have been excited about. Did I miss a tour or performance you are hyped about? Drop me a note! I want to keep expanding this list.

Virtual Tours and Online Performances

 

Online Performances

  • UPDATE: 4/2/2020 — Check out some improv! 
  • UPDATE: 4/2/2020 — Watch shows from the National Theater
    • They are showing a new show each Thursday at 7 PM UK time! 
      • April 2: Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors
      • April 9: Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Jane Eyre
      • April 16: Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Treasure Island
      • April 23: Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night 
  • UPDATE: 3/24/2020 — Star Trek: Picard
    • Sr Patrick Stewart just announced it on his Instagram! Use this link (and the promo code GIFT) to sign into a CBS All Access account. You’ll have a free month to watch the episodes.
      • While you’re on his Instagram, check out his daily Shakespeare readings.  
  • UPDATE: 3/24/2020 — Shows from the Globe Theater in London
    • Although these cost a bit to watch, they are cheaper than a ticket to the Globe AND (more importantly!) accessible now.
  • The Social Distancing Festival
    • A collection of live-streamed performances from around the world plus pictures, write-ups, and tidbits from canceled and postponed shows. 
  • The Seattle Symphony
    • Live from my hometown of Seattle, Washington the symphony is periodically adding free broadcasts of live performances. 
  • Astronauts Reading Kids Books
    • I kid you not… this is a real thing. And it’s as amazing as you think it will be! 
  • Twitch
    • A platform that allows individuals and groups to live-stream performances and games. Here are a few channels that I enjoy: 
      • Anna Geeks — Anna makes some amazing delicacies on her baking channel.
      • BanzaiBaby — Banzai is phenomenally talented at playing RPGs and building amazing things. 
      • JakiDash — Join Claudia every “Monday Funday” for some fantastically wacky gaming adventures.
      • Random Tuesday — Lauren creates some mind-blowing amazing cosplays and plays some fun games. 
      • TrooperSJP— Trooper has a safe space for intellectual thought and some really stunning role-playing games (RPGs) complete with full costumes.
  • Podcasts
    • I love listening to these while I’m walking, working out, and cleaning. 
      • Levar Burton Reads — Short fiction read by Levar Burton in a truly wonderful way. Enjoy! 
      • PlayME — New plays transformed into podcasts for easy access. 
      • Snap Judgement — Short stories based on real experiences. Check out their sister podcast (Spooked!) for some creepy tales of the unexplained. 
      • The Seattle Kitchen Show — a delightful hour spent with chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau. They are winners of the prestigious James Beard Award and owners of some amazing Seattle restaurants. 
      • Your Last Meal — a charming show where award-winning reporter Rachel Belle interviews celebrities about what they would eat for their last meal.

Virtual Tours

  • UPDATE: 3/24/2020 — Winchester Mystery House
    • I’ve been curious about this beauty for a while. Never got the chance to explore… until now! 
  • Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Landmarks, Film, & Music
    • This post from People has a whole lot of options! I would definitely use the search function to find what you’re looking for.
  • 10 Museums
    • This post from Travel & Leisure contains links to several famous museums (like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence) where you can check out their collections online.
      NOTE: two museums (Van Gogh & the British Museum) from this list also appear on the list from People.
  • 10 Disney World/Land Rides
    • That’s right! Romper put together this list of rides recorded in the Disney parks. 
  • 33 National Parks
    • Totally the Bomb compiled this list of national parks you can explore from your couch via Google Earth.

 

UPDATE: 4/2/2020– John Hopkins has put together this lovely page full of resources which they are updating regularly and Champlin Community Services (a developmental services and health care provider) has created this list of virtual tours.

 

I’ll keep updating this page as I find more virtual tours and online performances.

In the meantime, is there another resource you’ve been using that you love? Join our community and share it!

-Sarah

PS I’m not getting paid to promote any of these links. 


Mindful Adventurer

Passionate stories from my travels and my kitchen. Find inspiration in my successes (and lessons in my failures) as I travel and cook my way through life.

2 Comments

Bill · March 23, 2020 at 09:59

Oh, virtual tours, yes please!

    Mindful Adventurer · March 23, 2020 at 12:48

    I’m a sucker for the aquarium views… something about watching fish chill out is super soothing for me.

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