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Summer Season
May-Sept 2020

Socially Distant Performances

This is a quick overview of some of the common platforms artists are using to share their work with you this summer.

For detailed information about specific projects, see their web page. We will continue to update this page as more platforms are added throughout the summer.


Zoom is a video conferencing service that has emerged as an omnipresent spectre in our lives during this time of social distancing. It is also a useful tool for replicating live performance experiences to be enjoyed from your home computer.

There are desktop and mobile applications available for download on the Zoom website, but you do not need to download or install any software to experience a performance or event on Zoom – all you need is the web link, which we will provide to you when you register for the event.

We generally recommend using a desktop or laptop computer so that you can view multiple performers at the same time. It is also recommended to have either a hard-wired internet connection or strong wifi.

If using Zoom to experience an interactive performance where you may be speaking, we ask that you wear headphones if possible.


For projects taking place via a phone call, the phone service we tend to use will show up on some phones as an unlisted number. If you have settings on your phone blocking unlisted calls, please ensure these are off during your time slot.

For Apple:

  • Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb
  • Choose Manual and turn OFF Do Not Disturb (when it is on you will see a moon icon in the status bar)
  • Go to Settings > Phone
  • Turn OFF Silence Unknown Callers

For Android:

  • From the phone app tap “More” > Call Settings > Call Rejection
  • Next, tap “Auto Reject List”
  • Toggle the “Unknown” option to the OFF position

Instagram Live

Instagram Live is a common livestreaming platform used by artists to share shorter works from their mobile phones. You can watch live videos on the Instagram app for iPhone or Android or on Instagram.com with a laptop or desktop computer, but you will need an instagram account to watch.

Instagram live is also compatible with Chromecast if you prefer to watch these videos on your television.