The magic of live performance – at a safe distance. Urban Gateways now offers Virtual Performances!

Urban Gateways Artists have been hard at work creating a new art form: Virtual Performances! Virtual Performances bring a spark of imagination to the safety of home, to classrooms, or anywhere with access to a computer or phone. Our interactive Virtual Performances can be streamed live or offered as standard or custom pre-recorded, on-demand videos. We offer Virtual Performances appropriate for school and community audiences of all ages that represent a variety of art forms and cultures through dance, music, and theater experiences.

Browse dance, music, and theater performances that are available virtually, and scroll down for info about types of Virtual Performances (custom live, custom on-demand, and standard on-demand):

Breakin’ It Down: Hip Hop History >>
The Evolution of African-American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop >>
Game of Warriors: Brazilian Capoeira >>
The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing >>
Heartbeat of Japan >>
Made-Up Musical >>
The Magic of the Spellbinder >>
The Make ‘Em Ups >>
The Roots of Black Dance in America >>
Travel Tales >>
Voices of Chicago: Slam Poetry >>
Voice of Dance >>

Watch below for a glimpse into Virtual Performances, and request a Virtual Performance here!

We offer two types of Virtual Performances:

1. Custom Virtual Performance, Live or On-Demand
  • Performance specifically for your audience or group
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Access for up to 350 viewers included in the base price
  • Requires minimum of four (4) weeks to schedule
  • Base price $400-600

– LIVE Custom Virtual Performance:

    • Available on Zoom Webinar (or alternate platform based on request)
    • Interactive features during the performance to engage the audience directly
    • Access the recording of the live performance for one week following the live date

– ON-DEMAND Custom Virtual Performance:

    • Pre-recorded video that can be shared with your audience or group via weblink
    • Interactive elements throughout the show, as well as pre-show prompts and/or post-show activities
    • Access the on-demand link for two weeks
2. Standard Virtual Performance, On-Demand Only
  • Standard show pre-recorded and available for two weeks via Vimeo link (or alternate hosting platform based on request)
  • Includes a custom Q&A video created by an artist for your audience or group following the show
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Access for up to 500 audience members
  • Requires about two (2) weeks to arrange
  • Base price $200-300


Whichever type of Virtual Performance you select, Urban Gateways is happy to work with you to choose shows that are sure to engage, entertain, and educate audiences.

Browse our 2021 Virtual Performances Guide to learn more:

Urban Gateways 2021 Virtual Performances Guide

To book an Urban Gateways Virtual Performance, please fill out our Virtual Performance Request Form!

Contact Lindsay Tornquist, Program Coordinator for School & Community Performances, with any questions: [email protected] or 312.445.2743.