For months, we’ve created customized itineraries to help Festivalgoers plan the perfect Spoleto experience. Now that 2020’s Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19, those best-laid plans have gone awry.

What to do now? Well if you’re like us, you’re hunkered down at home with some time on your hands, and your once-lengthy Netflix queue is running lower by the day. So in the spirit of Itinerary Tuesday, we’re assembling one more list of great theater, music, and dance content inspired by the 2020 Festival lineup. And you can enjoy all of it from the comfort of your own home.

  • Romantics Anonymous was set for a long run at the Dock Street Theatre this year. While it’s no substitute for seeing Emma Rice’s musical version in Charleston, the 2010 Belgian-French film it was based on, Les Émotifs Anonymes, is available to stream on Amazon Video.
  • Speaking of movies, we’re going to miss being able to see Michael Abels conduct the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra as they play his original score to Get Out, but you can still rent, buy, or stream the film online.
  • Rhiannon Giddens would have been a major presence at the 2020 Festival; in addition to debuting her new opera Omar, she was set to play a concert at the Cistern Yard along with collaborator Francesco Turrisi. While the premiere of Omar will have to wait until 2021, you can watch Giddens and Turrisi live in concert below.

  • Alanna Mitchell was scheduled to bring her acclaimed one-woman show, Sea Sick, to the Woolfe Street Playhouse. While the full-length production is on hold, you can still watch Mitchell’s eye-opening 2011 Ted Talk that led her to expand and adapt the work for the stage.

  • If classical music is more your style, selections from Spoleto’s Bank of America Chamber Music concerts are often featured on American Public Radio’s Performance Today. Several of those pieces included in past episodes are available to stream from PT’s web site; for example, here and here.
  • Speaking of public radio, bluegrass musician and radio host Chris Thile was supposed to bring the wildly popular weekly variety show Live From Here to the Festival this year. While that sadly won’t be happening and the show is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19, past episodes are available for streaming at Live From Here’s website.
  • Spoleto’s choir-in-residence, the Westminster Choir, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Want to transform your living room into someplace spiritual and transcendent? The ensemble’s hour-long choral performance at Spain’s Montserrat Abbey is available on their YouTube page.

  • And finally, if cabin fever is setting in and you’ve just got to get up and move, channel your energy into dance. The performance videos on Caleb Teicher & Company’s web site will get your feet tapping, and Scottish Ballet’s “SBTV” page is showcasing short performance films, behind-the-scenes features, and even some dance fitness classes you can do at home.

We hope the content above can help bring some cheer during this difficult period. When times are hard, people turn to art for insight, diversion, and a feeling of togetherness. We know we do.

With that in mind, your support means more to us—and to our artists—now than ever. Our dedication to artists remains the same, and together we can ensure a strong future for them and for Spoleto. We encourage those with the means to consider a donation to keep the creative fires burning until brighter days come along.