With the renewed sense of public interest in local theater due to the successful streaming of Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Hit Musical, the majority of Filipinos are now in search of other homegrown stage plays and musicals to watch.

If you were able to catch the 48-hour online streaming of El Bimbo, lucky you! But if not, it’s fine – we’ve compiled the other available shows you can stream for FREE while you’re stuck at home:


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Local Theater Shows, Musicals, and Stage Plays Streaming Online for FREE

 

  • Rated PG 

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Photo by PETA

Watch if: you want to witness an advocacy show on positive discipline and children’s rights

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Daddy’s Girl (The Virgin Labfest)

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Photo by Pelikulove

Watch if: you want to see a one-act show about a woman and her encounter with her late father in the afterlife

Where to watch: Pelikulove

 

 

  • Indigo Child (Pelikulove)

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Photo by Pelikulove

Watch if: you want to immerse yourself in the world of the protagonist and his relationship with his troubled mother

Where to watch: Pelikulove

 

 

  • Dalawang Gabi

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Photo by theaterfansmanila.com

Watch if: you want to see a heated tension between a man and his former teacher

Where to watch: Pelikulove

 

 

  • Lysistrata ng Bakwit (Tanghalang Ateneo)

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Photo by CNN Philippines

Watch if: you want to catch a Marawi-inspired stage play

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Darangen ni Bantugen (Philippine Ballet Theatre)

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Photo by Jude Bautista Gallery

Watch if: you want to learn about Darangan, an epic song chanted by elders of the Maranao people

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Lolo Doc (Tanghalang Pilipino)

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Photo by Tanghalang Pilipino

Watch if: you want to catch a monovlog about a pandemic frontliner

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Asawa/Kabit (The Egg Theater Company)

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Photo by CCP

Watch if: you want to witness a confrontation between a wife and a mistress about love

Where to watch: Facebook

 


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  • Adarna (Dulaang UP)

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Photo by theaterfansmanila.com


Watch if: you want to see a show about a mythical bird, whose song serves as the only hope for the survival of an ailing king

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • The Winter’s Tale

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Photo by Philstage

Watch if: you want to immerse in a tale that explores distance, disease, and healing

Where to watch: Facebook

 

 

  • Sour Clara (The Virgin Labfest)

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Photo by angkulet.com

Watch if: you want to see an award-winning reimagination of the fate’s of Rizal’s iconic characters, Padre Salvi and Maria Clara

Where to watch: Facebook

 

 

  • Orosman at Zafira (Dulaang UP)

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Photo by Kei Gabutero

Watch if: you want to catch a classic tale of love in the time of war

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Ang Banaba (The Egg Theater Company)

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Photo by Open House Funds

Watch if: you want to explore the nuances of nationalism, sacrifice, and service in a dystopian future

Where to watch: Facebook

 

 

  • Ang Bagong Cristo (Dulaang UP)

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Photo by theaterfansmanila.com

Watch if: you want to witness a proletariat retelling of the story of Jesus Christ

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Ang Goldfish ni Prof. Dimaandal (Open House)

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Photo by Artistang Artlets

Watch if: you want to see an online reading of Eljay Castro Deldoc’s satirical play

Where to watch: Facebook

 

 

  • The Kundiman Party (Dulaang UP)

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Photo by ABS-CBN News

Watch if: you want to immerse in a cultural-political drama

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Fathers and Sons (Dulaang UP)

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Photo by subselfie.com

Watch if: you want to know the journey of the aging ‘Caritela King’

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Ang Nawawalang Kapatid (Dulaang UP)

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Photo by astig.ph

Watch if: you want to see an adaptation of the Indian epic ‘The Mahabharata’

Where to watch: Youtube

 

 

  • Co-Video Series (SPIT)

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Photo by SPIT

Watch if: you want to catch humorous, unscripted, and unrehearsed scenes

Where to watch: Facebook


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