Want to get your brain back in shape after a summer of beach reads and blockbusters? Each fall, Lincoln Center’s 11 resident organizations come alive with numerous learning opportunities for adults—lectures, classes, discussions, apps, and much more—designed to cultivate a deeper appreciation of the performances presented on stage.

But for those who don’t have Lincoln Center down the road or whose schedules don’t allow for learning on site, we’ve picked eight great online experiences from both Lincoln Center and other respected institutions that will keep you culturally sharp wherever you are.

And if you do have Lincoln Center down the road, we’ve suggested some off-line ways to get even more out of each course.