Engage with the arts via virtual opportunities with TAP and our arts partners.
Tune in to LIVE events
TAPtalks: Live conversations with artists & arts professionals, Tuesdays at 3pm CDT on Instagram Live. Make sure you follow Teen Arts Pass on Instagram! Catch up on past TAPtalks on our YouTube channel.
Keeping up with the Auditorium: Tune into live watch parties and check out the archive of interviews and virtual performances streamed over the past few months (#AudTalk conversations and #AtHomeWiththeAud performances will return in the fall of 2020).
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.
PlayMakers Media Lab: Workshops and adapted stories every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm CDT
Porchlight Friday Night: A weekly mini concert series at 7PM CDT from Porchlight Music Theatre (you may have seen their musicals at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts!).
The Second City: Watch live online comedy shows on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7pm CDT (and 1pm CDT on Thursdays for “family-friendly” fun).
Catch up with favorites
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.
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.
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration features numbers from your fave musicals recorded from the homes of well-known artists.
UChicago Presents: Greenroom – Revisit performance archives, read musician interviews, and review histories and art movements that contextualize musicians’ work.
Do a Thing
HS Call for Submissions: Reimagine the comedy/tragedy symbols to reflect eta Creative Arts Foundation’s work. This logo competition is open to high school students on a rolling deadline.
Ballet Class: Take a virtual class with the English National Ballet. Professional, beginners, 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!