TWO WAYS TO WATCH OAE FILMS

There are two ways to watch OAE films: as an annual subscriber to our OAE Player platform, or by renting films on an individual basis.

Please scroll down for more information about both options.

Annual Subsciption

Annual Subsciption

Enjoy our ever-growing collection of creative projects in one place with an all-access annual pass for just £99 inc. VAT.

-New films added each month

-Invitation to annual digital reception with CEO Crispin Woodhead to hear about plans for future creative projects for OAE Player

-Discounts and offers when in-person concerts return

-(Coming soon) Free access to OAE iOS App

Browse our new and improved subscription OAE Player now
Please note that this link takes you to a different website

Individual film rentals

Individual film rentals

Not sure if you’re ready to commit to an annual subscription just yet? That’s ok, all of our films are available to rent on an individual basis, too.
Prices start from just £4 and you will retain access to your rental films for one year so you can enjoy them again and again.

Browse our platform for individual film rentals


Frequently Asked Questions


Why do you have two platforms?
For the sake of accessibility, it is really important for us to present our films in both a subscription model and on an individual rental basis. We are working closely with our video hosting platform and our box office software provider to constantly improve the user experience of OAE Player and we hope to transition to one seamless platform that offers both payment models in the coming months, as soon as the technology is available to us.

Will there only be thirty films?
No! We’re having so much fun making these performance videos and masterclasses that we will keep adding new films every month.

How are these films different from concert recordings I’ve seen on YouTube?
The films on OAE Player are created for a more immersive experience than the educational videos that we produce for our YouTube channel.
OAE Player films have been recorded specifically for the OAE Player, in visually stunning locations across the UK. Each location has been chosen to enhance the ideas that we’re exploring in the repertoire and we will provide information about these connections alongside the films.

We have invested in multiple ultra-high definition cameras so that you can see the close-up details of the performances in a way that feels more like a cinematic experience than a static concert. In some of the films, our musicians will talk to the camera and share their ideas about the music, in other films we will offer behind the scenes films, interviews and intimate masterclasses with guest artists.

Do I need to download anything?
No, once the platform launches, all the videos will be available to stream straight to your device. Click here for OAE Player Instructions

What about the rental tickets?
With our rental option, the film will be available for one year on your personalised account. The rental ticket option will range in price depending on the length of the film and will be between £4 – £7. We are still doing a lot of financial modelling to make sure we balance this so the content remains accessible to as many people as possible, whilst remaining a valid income stream to aid our survival and we always welcome feedback: boxoffice@oae.co.uk

Can I watch OAE player on my smart TV?
OAE Player works on a Smart TV through your web browser.

What kind of music is on OAE Player?
Some of the highlights include

  • Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Sir Mark Elder and Alina Ibragimova
  • Bach’s St John Passion directed by Mark Padmore
  • Telemann’s Fantasias for Viola da Gamba, Violin and Harpsichord with OAE Principals Jonathan Manson, Kati Debretzeni and Steven Devine
  • Handel’s Messiah with Christian Curnyn, Anna Dennis and Christine Rice