May 9, 2020

I suppose it’s fair to say that the jukebox musical “Ang Huling El Bimbo” broke local internet over the weekend of May 8 and 9 during its short online run. While there’s much to be said to about the musical (but I’ve already said my piece in 2019), one key takeaway from this recent showing is that there’s a market for local theater, and there’s a demand for theater productions to be made more accessible.

Now if you’re still reeling and want to watch more plays online, here are some productions you can stream for free. Bookmark this page as we’ll continue updating it with more shows as soon as they go online.

Dulaang UP

Ang Nawalang Kapatid


Ang Bagong Cristo




Orosman at Zafira


UP Playwrights’ Theatre

Fathers & Sons


The Kundiman Party

Maria Stuart


Cultural Center of the Philippines

Virgin Labfest: Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady

Virgin Labfest (VLF) plays such as this are on offer for a limited time only. Previous VLF plays such as “Mga Eksena sa Buhay ng Kontrabida” and “Hintayan ng Langit” were shown in earlier weeks.

[READ: CCP’s annual theater festival Virgin Labfest goes fully digital this year]


Ballet Philippines

Tales of the Manuvu


Tanghalang Pilipino


Tanghalang Ateneo

Lysistrata ng Bakwit


Philippine Ballet Theatre

Darangen ni Bantugen


PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Rated: PG

William: Shakespeare Rap Musical

Ang Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang

UP Repertory Company

Lean: The Musical

(Sourced from a tweet shared by UP Repertory Company)
DDS: Da Digital Serye (May 11-15, 7:30PM)

Photo courtesy of Keo Oran on Unsplash

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Read more:

The show must go on…line: CCP and Tanghalang Pilipino plays are now on YouTube

Here’s where you can find your favorite plays and musicals online

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