We love to bring you a varied programme of live shows, film and screenings, but whilst our building remains closed and lots of us are staying at home, we want to point you to the best music, theatre, film and dance that you can access online – as well as a few creative tasks and challenges to keep you busy at home. All information is correct at time of publishing, please check external web pages for further information. The Marina Theatre does not accept responsibility for content on external websites.
We’ve launched a series of creative videos and challenges on a range of themes – from playwriting and drama games to try at home, conversation starters and tips for well-being. Check out the full playlist here.
Schools out for summer? Well not anymore!
We had been working with Spinning Wheel Theatre Company to bring an amazing summer school programme for all you budding theatre fanatics, but the Covid-19 pandemic put all that on hold. The good news is… Spinning Wheel Theatre Company are bringing the summer school online – for FREE!
The Spinning Wheel Summer School is split over two weeks, with two different age groups:
17th – 21st August = 12-17 year olds
24th – 28th August = 18+ year olds (there is no upper age limit)
To sign up, or for more information, please contact Amy Wyllie at email@example.com or 07709 424948
Spinning Wheel Theatre launched in 2011, and are committed to touring across East Anglia visiting village and town halls, arts centres and theatres with professional productions.
Alongside touring work, they run education and engagement projects with young people and community groups. With each project they create, they work with a talented group of collaborators including actors, creatives, facilitators, craftspeople.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have a range or videos and resources on their RPO at Home page.
The Royal Albert Hall are releasing videos through their YouTube channel of intimate concerts performed from the musicians’ home. All available for free.
BBC Sounds is a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest news but also holds music mixes for every genre and mood, plus podcasts on your favourite music, TV shows, pop-culture and documentary.
We’ve had to postpone Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Fairy Queen performance, but for online concerts, classes and more bonus content, check out: The Show Must Go On(line)
National Theatre Live are releasing some of their back-catalogue of shows for free on youtube! Check out NTLive at Home for full details.
You can rent Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Live recording of Fleabag online and raise money for charity at the same time.
East Anglian poet Luke Wright is performing a live Poetry set on twitter every Sunday night at 8pm BST. You don’t need a twitter account, just head to @lukewrightpoet and enjoy!
Blackeyed Theatre Company – whose production of Jane Eyre wowed audiences at the Marina last autumn – have unveiled their new Hub page full of behind the scenes videos and more bonus content.
Watch shows from Original Theatre Company’s spring season – filmed before the tours ended – for free online!
BFI at Home provides thousands of archive films for free plus some of the latest titles available to buy.
Follow Wonders Of London on Facebook for virtual tours of many London galleries, concerts and attractions. There’s even a tour of the Tutankhamen Exhibition!
Watch Marina TV on youtube for short creative videos from our team!
For professional writers, the High Tide Lighthouse programme provides links to support and creative opportunities.
Norwich Puppet Theatre are working on some behind the scenes content and have released a series of crafty tasks to get involved with at home – great for kids and adults alike!
Sign up to 64 million artists to receive creative challenges straight into your inbox!
Need help with home schooling? BBC Bitesize have expanded their online content for school age children to help keep young minds learning and engaged while schools are closed.
The Marina Theatre Trust is a registered charity and we are Lowestoft’s only purpose-built professional theatre. Closing our doors is the right thing to do at this time, but will undoubtedly has massive financial implications for us.
The help ensure our doors reopen again, we need your help – maybe now more than ever.
If you’ve found this page useful, consider making a donation to the Marina.
Thanks for your support. Stay safe and keep creative.