The COVID-19 Crisis has closed the doors of theaters, auditoriums and music venues all over America. This is a challenging time, and we are being encouraged to stay at home and practice social distancing. We may not be able to welcome you into our auditorium and share the energy and fun of a live performance, but The Givens Performing Arts Center is committed to its mission of providing diverse, quality arts experiences the best way it can.
We have curated a selection of on-demand programs for you to enjoy in the safety and comfort of your home. We want to thank the artists who gave us permission to share their works free for you to enjoy. In the coming weeks, you can join us here and enjoy some great performances!
Local and Regional Arts
Check back often as we continue to update the page!
Night of All Nations
In and Around Places
Previous GPAC Performers
Alvin Ailey II
The Second City
Under One Roof
CLTure and the North Carolina Arts Council's Come Hear NC initiative announced a new collaboration: a three-day livestreamed music festival in which some of North Carolina's biggest acts will raise funds for smaller ones.
Other Virtual Experiences and Resources
Andrew Lloyd Webster Live Musicals
Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals for free online in a new series for West End and Broadway fans.
Art is Alive
Art is Alive connects fans to artists in a stay-at-home climate.
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits has opened its archives of concerts for free.
View a list of all upcoming live concert streams.
Ben Folds - Apartment Requests
North Carolina musician, Ben Folds is taking Apartment Requests on Saturday evenings “whilst locked down and isolated” on YouTube.
A streaming service for Broadway performances. Includes a 7-day free trial.
Broadway Weekends is hosting free live musical theatre classes taught by Broadway and West End talent. Classes are held early morning and late evening, making them accessible. You must download ZOOM to participate.
Carolina Civic Center
The Civic Center in downtown Lumberton will spotlight a local performer each week in May and June.
Kennedy Center - Couch Concerts
A new live series that brings performers from around the nation to your living room.
Kennedy Center - Digital Stage
Explore original works, new clips, and archived performances.
Met Opera Live
The Met will stream a live performance daily until the end of the season.
The National Theatre will stream a different live play each week.
New York Arts Live
Every Thursday, New York Arts will be bringing you content from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and Live Arts archives!
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world.
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Archive
A collection of the popular intimate concert series.