How to Watch the Tony Awards Live Stream (2020)

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The Tony Awards, also known as the Tonys, are held on the first or second Sunday of June each year at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. This time-honored event, presented by the American Theatre Wing, showcases the best in live-action Broadway theater. Whether you tune in to see who wins, or just to check out some of the fantastic performances, this is an awards show that never fails to impress.

The 2020 Tony Awards will air digitally in the fall, but no date has yet been set. We will update this article as soon as we get more information. Here's the full list of nominees.

If you've cut the cord, but you still want to keep tabs on Broadway, there's no reason to miss even a moment of glamour, action, or entertainment. You can watch the Tony Awards live stream the see entire event from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or even on your television with a compatible streaming device.

Event Details

Date: TBD
Time: 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual
Channel: CBS
Stream: CBS All Access

Bryan Cranston, Stephanie J Block, and Santino Fontana at the Tony Awards in 2019.
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How to Watch the Tony Awards Live Stream

CBS holds the exclusive rights to air the Tonys, but there are a number of different ways that you can stream the ceremony.

CBS All Access

If it's Tonys time and you aren't near a TV, you can navigate to and watch via the CBS All Access streaming service. This option requires a subscription to CBS All Access, but there is a free trial available if you've never checked it out before.

To stream the Tonys on, just go to the site, select Try CBS All Access in the upper right corner, and sign up for the trial. Once you're all set up, return to during the Tony Awards, select Live TV, and the show will start.


You can watch the Tony Awards on your phone, tablet, or streaming device with the CBS app and a CBS All Access subscription. The CBS app is available for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and more. Once you have installed the app on your device, you will have to log in using your CBS All Access credentials or sign up for CBS All Access if you don't have it yet.

Other Ways to Live Stream the Tonys

In addition to CBS All Access, you can also live stream CBS and the Tony Awards via a number of streaming subscription services. CBS isn't available in every area from every service, so make sure to check availability before you sign up.

Most of these services offer a free trial, which is a great way to watch the Tonys for free while verifying that the service has CBS in your area.


AT&T TV Now, formerly known as DirecTV Now, this service includes ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and many more channels.


Hulu + Live TV comes with local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels, cable channels like ESPN, and more. A 30-day free trial is offered.


YouTube TV provides live on-demand streaming TV channels and also has a cloud-based DVR. With this service, you get ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and more. There is a free trial offered.


Sling TV only offers NBC and Fox in a limited number of markets. A free trial is available, but you probably won't be able to watch the Tonys with this one

These providers offer live streaming CBS shows like the Tony Awards only in specific markets. Check your own local availability ahead of time to make sure you'll be able to watch the Tonys.

If the Official Tony Awards Live Stream Isn't Available

If you live in an area where CBS just isn't available through CBS All Access or any of the legitimate online streaming services, there is no official way for you to stream the Tony Awards online. CBS All Access is available in a lot of places, including Canada, but it isn't available everywhere.

The good news is that there are a number of unofficial ways to stream events like the Tony Awards, like Ace Stream. To use these methods, you have to wait until the day of the Tonys arrives and search the internet for an Ace Stream content ID or unofficial stream that features the Tony Awards.

Only use Ace Stream content IDs from sources that you trust, and install a good ad blocker and antivirus program before venturing onto sites that feature Ace Stream content IDs and unofficial streams. Use these programs and sites at your own risk.

Use a VPN to Watch the Tonys Online

Many online television streaming providers, including CBS All Access, are region-locked. That means you can't access them if you live in an unsupported area, but it's sometimes possible to get around that prohibition with a virtual private network (VPN).

Check out our list of the best VPNs if you don't already have one that works.

VPNs aren't always able to get around region locks, and some streaming providers add additional hurdles such as requiring your billing address to match your streaming location. However, it's still your best option if you live in an area where the Tony Awards aren't available.

Tony Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show Live Stream

The Tonys might be best known for the performances that take place during the show, but some of the best candid little moments occur on the red carpet before the show even starts.

Pre-show coverage was available through the CBS Twitter account in 2019, and similar coverage is expected for the 2020 Tony Awards. Load up the CBS Twitter feed at 5 p.m. on the day of the show to catch every moment of the action.