Stage shows, musicals and more to watch on BBC iPlayer

There’s a whole world of streaming choices!

Carly Mercedes Dyer and the cast of Anything Goes
Carly Mercedes Dyer and the cast of Anything Goes
© Tristram Kenton

BBC iPlayer has been a valuable resource during the lockdown and things are no different for theatre enthusiasts! Here is a range of shows worth catching, which we're updating as the weeks go on.

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Anything Goes

The starry Barbican production, nominated for a raft of WOSAwards, will be online for a YEAR. That's pretty nice going.


The wonderful West End production is available alongside a massive variety of stage shows in the BBC's "Light's Up" programme – including the RSC, Leeds Playhouse and more.

Imagine: Tom Stoppard – A Charmed Life

Alan Yentob meets a host of theatre folk including Tom Stoppard in this new series.

Big Night of Musicals

The mammoth musical event saw some of the hottest shows in the land wow 13,000 people in a night of stag celebration – and it can be relived online!

The Goes Wrong Show

The screen endeavours of the notorious Mischief Comedy team, the group continue to go from strength to strength.

Top Hat (1935)

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are the go-to for musical movies and Top Hat, featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, may be one of their finest.

The Sky's the Limit (1943)

Joan Leslie and Astaire star in the 1943 film which has music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Based on Dwight Taylor's 1932 musical of the same name (but controversially leaving out a lot of Cole Porter's original tunes) this was another of the ten movies Astaire and Ginger Rogers did together.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

CBeebies is currently offering a version of Shakespeare's iconic comedy aimed at very young audiences, broken down into accessible chunks.

Fosse / Verdon

Want to know all about the making of some of the greatest musical movies of all time? Don't miss this award-winning series starring Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell. It might change the way you look at the stage!

Carefree (1938)

The perfect pairing of Astaire and Rogers continues with this comedy, which also features the work of Berlin. The film controversially (at the time) featured a "long on-screen kiss", which shocked audiences in their droves.

All the stage shows you can watch online