We see all kinds of online concert venues at OnJam.
As you consider where your next concert might take place, we thought it might be useful to compile a list of the most common and unusual ones we’ve seen so far…
Who doesn’t love a good warehouse space?! Warehouses are a great venue option if you want a space that is flexible and gives your audience a sense of depth and scale.
Some examples of online concerts filmed in warehouses include the award-winning Rêves de Jeux Mécaniques, or ‘Dreams of Mechanical Play’ (pictured above) and 1984 which was partially filmed in a warehouse space near London Bridge.
The Consone Quartet‘s BARNSTORMING! series takes its audience members into barns all over the English countryside.
As it turns out, beautiful chamber music and breathtaking old barns are quite the combination.
You might choose an ancient church in the mountains, a derelict chapel with a colourful history, or a grand cathedral in France. Either way, you can expect the acoustics will be good and the light will be beautiful.
As far as online concert venues go, art galleries can add a captivating visual element to your performance.
For example, Historiae de Divini // Tales of The Divine, a concert-film of Bach and Messiaen, combines two priceless pieces of art with the music. The result is a thought-provoking work of art in itself that makes us reflect on humanity and religion.
This one took us by surprise. The Piano Boat floats up and down the canals of London hosting concerts for in-person audiences and online concerts on OnJam.
A studio is an easy and professional choice for an online concert.
In the height of lockdown, many businesses couldn’t operate. Gyms, restaurants and shops stood empty.
We saw some groups converting these spaces into make-shift studios: Greengage found a yoga studio with a spectacular floor-to-ceiling LED screen. Perfect for combining static or video backdrops with a filmed concert.
No list about online concert venues would be complete without a big shout-out to living room concerts, right?
A concert in your living room can still look and sound professional. Think about your background, overall aesthetic and acoustics before you film or livestream. Even small tweaks can make a big difference!
For a few examples, check out Alisdair Hogarth’s home recital or Simeon Wood’s feel-good “Feast of Music“. The Goldberg Variations: Meditations On Solitude features not one but two living rooms! One in the UK and one in The Netherlands.
It goes without saying… an online concert venue can be the same as an in-person concert venue. We’ve seen gorgeous concerts filmed or livestreamed from gorgeous spaces all over the world.
If you’re representing a venue, why not open your virtual doors to a global audience? You never know, if people discover your space on OnJam, they may show up in person one day as well…
For pointers on what to consider when you’re searching for the perfect venue, read our article How To Choose A Venue For Your Online Concert.
There are lots of great websites for finding your perfect online concert venue. Look for listings that include a strong internet set-up if you’re going to stream live, and experience working with production teams.
Tutti – describes itself as the “Airbnb for creative spaces” and lists over 900 venues available for hire by the hour or day. Everything is curated for people working in music, drama, film and TV.
HireSpace – professionals in virtual and hybrid events, HireSpace lists a range of venues to fit all budgets. Their selection is particularly good if you’re searching for a larger venue with a “wow” factor: an iconic sports arena or music venue, historic palaces, galleries…