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Släpstick: Schërzo

Musical clowns Släpstick present Schërzo, classical music as you've never experienced it before.

PUT UP YOUR SWORDS

A Special Knife Crime Awareness Event, running in conjunction with GSC’s Romeo & Juliet

Longitude

Epic new musical about a simple clockmaker who lost almost everything in his quest to save others.

Surrender

Surrender to open at Arcola Theatre ahead of Edinburgh Fringe run

D-Day 80

A series of fascinating talks, looking at many aspects of the landings on 6 June 1944.

YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan

Passion meets tradition in an adrenaline-fuelled rhythmic spectacle!

The National Gallery June-August

Brand-new season of talks, creative workshops and courses

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre MOREoutdoor

Initial line up for summer 2024 MOREoutdoor events announced

Between The Bridges - May/June

WOW South Bank's most iconic free entry destination announces more incredible shows!

2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Lebohang Kganye announced as the winner!

Sunny Side Up

Heartfelt coming of age story

The Art of Banksy

The Art of Banksy is now open in Soho & for children under 12 entry is FREE!

Roman Theatre Open Air Festival

The Merry Wives of Windsor opens OVO’s 10th annual Roman Theatre Open Air Festival

Joe Carstairs

An exploration of the power boat-racer, war hero and one of 20th century’s boldest queer figures

PROUD WEST END is Back!

A return of the FREE immersive outdoor audio-visual art exhibition of giant living portraits

Summer in Canary Wharf

Alfresco arts, summer screens and open water swimming all at canary wharf this summer!

Flamenco Festival

A summer of passion with a roster of flamenco’s rising stars and lasting legends

Calling all Creatives!

Submissions are now open for the Popcorn Writing Award 2024

PASSING STRANGE

The European premiere of the Tony Award-winning rock musical, Passing Strange

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2024

GDIF is back this Summer with FREE outdoor theatre, dance, circus and installations!

Guildford Shakespeare Company take over the High Street

With an electric immersive performance of Romeo & Juliet!

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

A smash hit kickass-pirational pop musical bursts into life this July

GRILLS

A powerful production reviving forgotten LGBTQ+ and BIPOC history headlines

When It Happens to You

Starring Amanda Abbington in the theatrical memoir by author Tawni O’Dell

Special Events Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder!

Post-show discussions and workshops

KATHY AND STELLA SOLVE A MURDER!

It’s murder in the West End – as this hilarious musical comedy hits London!

London Gallery Weekend

Event highlights, further programme, artist commissions and curator bursaries announced

606 Club Live Music 16-31 May

Upcoming shows until the end of May including 'Jazz on the Lawn'

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest

Celebrating Lionel Bart

Nigel Planer joins a top West End line up in Celebrating Lionel Bart at JW3

The Bleeding Tree

How far would you go to protect your family?

Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s vicious comedy arrives at the Globe Theatre this summer

The Marilyn Conspiracy

Powerful new play wherein lies are untangled and disturbing new evidence is disclosed

Stratford East

Announce a new production of Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party, the return of Ballet Black and more...

COLLETTE COOPER

Collette Cooper returns to The Groucho Club with her three-piece band and special guests

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Upcoming shows over the next few months…

Chris Tucker Live in London

One-off London date at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall

Modern Art Oxford

Meet Farwa Moledina, discover new exhibitions, exclusive rewards, and more!

Hever Castle The Boleyn Apartment

Step back in time to the Tudors from June 2024

JULIE: The Musical

The Cult Smash Hit JULIE: The Musical is back and better than ever!

Cold Water

A sobering splash of reality comes to Park Theatre

Talawa Firsts Stay Curious

Returning bigger and better this summer!

Frank’s Closet

The cult hit musical returns, a glittering, eccentric and high camp love letter to musical theatre

The Nose Dive Assembly

Award-winning Revel Puck Circus premiere their first new major production in three years!

GEORGE 

Inspired by the true story of queer French author George Sand & her lover Marie Doval

Summer Theatre Ideas

Lots to see at the theatre this summer…..

A Face in the Crowd

Cautionary tale about the dangers of celebrity, power and politics

Rakugo featuring Katsura Sunshine & Luca Cupani

Enjoy an evening of laughter and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart!

DRAGOS MOSTENESCU

A comedy and music spectacular!

Fools On Tour!

The Three Inch Fools take The Secret Diary of Henry VIII and The Comedy of Errors on UK tour

Apache AH Mk.1 Helicopter

Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache AH Mk.1 Helicopter

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Announces the relaunch of Woolwich Contemporary | Editions

Sunday in the Park with George

Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece

A Festival of Korean Dance

Returns to The Place, London for a seventh year!

Strategic Love Play

With acid wit, Miriam Battye’s new play takes a scalpel to modern romance.

Richard III Opens Soon!

It's fun, punk, rock and roll – Richard III opens soon

NOW, I SEE

A powerful fusion of movement, song, and text

No Love Songs

Dundee Rep’s acclaimed production of the urgent and emotional gig theatre show

FAMILY FUN AT JW3

Family shows, summer beach and a circus– it’s all happening at JW3!

Spitalfields Music Festival 2024

With classical favourites to cutting-edge new music, there’s so much to discover....

Between The Bridges Grand Opening

With Crazy Boules, a brand-new cocktail bar, Euro 2024 screenings and endless fun!

Talawa Firsts On Tour

Talawa’s annual programme celebrating new and emerging Black theatre

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2024

Leap into the undiscovered!

Viola’s Room

An audio-driven journey through a moonlit fever dream

Watford Palace Theatre

New CEO and Director of programming Steve Marmion announces his first thrilling season

DORIAN: The Musical

Brand-new modern musical retelling of The Oscar Wilde classic novel

PIECE OF ME

Britney Spears-inspired exploration of data and privacy ethics with a soundtrack that fizzes with nostalgia

The Camden Roar Festival

Three-week theatre Festival of all things Camden!

Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-a-Lomp!!

Get your surf boards ready and take a trip to the beach you’ll never forget!

Happy birthday, William Shakespeare!

Shakespeare's Globe incredible summer season starts this week!

The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2024

Spectacular summer season opens next week with Twelfth Night

2:22 - A GHOST STORY RETURNS

Stacey Dooley debuts as Jenny and James Buckley reprises the role of Ben

JW3 Classical Music Series 2024-2025

A gripping season of stellar international artists performing over six concerts

The Dao of Unrepresentative British Chinese Experience

Semi-autobiographical gig theatre about race and identity from Daniel York Loh

YOU ARE THE SUN

A very first opera for 0-2 year olds at London’s Southbank Centre

The Young Vic

Spectacular new work announced by Young Vic

The Tailor of Inverness

Matthew Zajac’s internationally acclaimed one-man show comes to London

Heathers the Musical

The original mean girls are back for six weeks only @sohoplace!

Live at the ICA

Upcoming music and live programme including Lorenzo Senni, Ana Roxanne, DJ Python and more

Museum of Austerity

Witness the human stories of Austerity Britain in this arresting mixed reality installation

From April 2024 What’s on Guide

The New Victoria Theatre is springing into the new season!

RED SPEEDO

Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders) to lead European première of Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo

Stop Trying To Look At My D**k!

An autobiographical dark comedy about grief and vulnerability

JERRY’S GIRLS

Celebrates the life and legacy of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman

Comedian Josh Thomas

Announces debut London show Let’s Tidy Up

The Last Word Festival (TLW)

Roundhouse announces updated programme of events ahead of their flagship spoken word festival

The Glass Menagerie

A poetic and harsh portrayal of a family on the brink of change.

London City Ballet

London City Ballet announces its new company and details of its first season

New Comedy – Park Laughs!

Park Theatre announce their first dedicated comedy programme!

‘Puppetman’ UK Tour Extended

Paul Zerdin has extended his current touring show after overwhelming public demand!

‘STRAIGHT EXPECTATIONS’ TOUR 2024

Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season 4, Danny Beard has a brand-new tour for 2024!

DALISO CHAPONDA

Feed This Black Man Again - UK tour!

The National Gallery New for April

Experience the final painting of Caravaggio & explore our latest batch of talks, courses & stories

Jack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour

The bad boy of clown returns to Soho with his award-winning alter-ego: Jack Tucker

Sophie’s Surprise 29th

Get in losers, Sophie is turning 29 and we’re celebrating…

Feminist Activism

What does feminist activism really look like in 2024?

Alma Mater

A sharp new look at the ever-growing generational divide between activists

RAF Falcons take to the Skies

UK's Premier Military Parachute Team set to deliver a spectacular aerial display over Hampshire

The Book of Grace

A fierce family drama set against the backdrop of the Mexico-United States border