Engage with the arts via virtual opportunities with TAP and our arts partners.
Tune in to LIVE events
ASK US!: Live chats with Black Ensemble Theater artists. Fridays at 6pm CDT on Facebook Live.
The Liminal Space: A favorite ritual: Sit alone in an empty, dark theatre, long after the audience and the artists have gone home. This live stream of the Abelson Auditorium at Court Theatre will go on until it’s time to open the curtains once more.
Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera is offering free nightly opera streams. Enhance your enjoyment of these by listening to Lyric Opera Commentaries for the synopsis, music, and some historical insight into each piece.
Catch up with favorites
Keeping up with the Auditorium: Watch archived #AudTalk interviews with artists and performances from the #AtHomeWiththeAud series.
Chicago Humanities Festival Video Archive: Past talks and performances to inspire.
PITCHing In with Chicago Phil: Playlists curated by Chicago Philharmonic staff and musicians.
Chicago Sinfonietta’s Spotify: Perfect tunes for chilling, studying, and enjoying!
What’s Up? ~with Matthew Sitz~: Court Theatre’s Director of Audience Services, Matthew Sitz, takes time out of his day to chat with some familiar Court faces and play a few games while he has them on the line.
CSO from Home: Listen to broadcasts and video archives of past CSO concerts.
Intermission: A weekly update from the Goodman Theatre featuring videos, interviews, recommended reads, and more!
The Infinite Room Podcast: Lookingglass Theatre artists ask the Big Questions—about art and theatre and the planet we live on.
Lyric Lately: Enlightening articles, exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scenes photos, engaging videos, and more from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
The Commons Online: MCA Chicago’s hub for video archives, creative projects, virtual programs, and more!
Half Hour: This podcast features candid, intimate, one-on-one conversations between members of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble.
Porchlight Friday Night: A mini-concert series from Porchlight Music Theatre (you may have seen their musicals at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts!).
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Programs: This past spring, Steppenwolf Education had FREE virtual programming. Check out the video recordings, lesson plans, and creative challenges in the archive, and stay tuned for future programming.
Steppenwolf NOW: A new virtual programming stream featuring breakthrough stories written by America’s most talented voices. The Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage will offer a dynamic and innovative slate of immersive and visual experiences, radio plays, bite-sized programming, and episodic work crafted and produced for the virtual platform. With this virtual membership, participants will unlock access to exclusive Steppenwolf NOW virtual content. Starting in November 2020, members will be notified as new content is available for a one-time viewing session from any computer or mobile device at any time, day or night! TAP members can get a Steppenwolf NOW membership for free by contacting the box office at 312-335-1650.
UChicago Presents: Greenroom – Revisit performance archives, read musician interviews, and review histories and art movements that contextualize musicians’ work.
Do a Thing
Ballet Class: Take a virtual class with the English National Ballet. Professional, beginner’s, and chair-based classes are available, designed to be taken at home. You may recognize them from the Harris Theater for Music and Dance!
Read a Book: Did you know that public libraries have remote options? Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, flip through eMagazines, and get online homework help. Getting an eCard is easy, too!
Apply to the National Arts Competition: The National Young Arts Foundation invites visual, literary, and performing artists to apply to this competition through October 16, 2020. You must be in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1. Benefits may include cash prizes and mentorships. Click the link to learn more.