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Sometimes the sheer scale of London can be overwhelming, not to mention the bewildering choice of entertainment. But don't fear, help is at hand. Whether it's the stage, screen or canvas that captures your attention, you can expect to be thoroughly entertained with our guide to the best of the best entertainment venues from the greatest city in the world.

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Southbank Centre

Thriving riverside arts complex

Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station , Embankment Underground Station

 
 

The Southbank Centre is a classic example of brutal 60's concrete architecture. Everyone has an opinion (usually negative) on its distinctive design - famous detractors include Prince Charles, who once described it as a 'monstrous carbuncle'. Yet, if the West End is the centre of popular culture in London, it is the South Bank Centre that is the centre of true excellence in the arts. Comprising the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Saison Poetry Library and the Purcell Room, the complex is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and consistently produces plays, classical and world music events and fine art exhibitions of high renown. Primarily a classical music venue, it is home to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and three resident associate ensembles. The Southbank programme also includes the London Jazz Festival, widely acknowledged for annually delivering world-class music to the capital, whilst the Hayward Gallery continues to host imaginative and influential exhibitions since its opening by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968. A happy architectural accident has also made this complex the best spot for skateboarding and BMXing in the capital, meaning it is loved by London's counter-culture as much as by its highbrow elite. In recent years, the building of Tate Modern and the London Eye adjacent to the centre has been the final step in making the South Bank of the Thames into the beating heart of a thousand years of British culture.

 
 

Events at Southbank Centre

In The Steppes Of Sapmi
Now OnFree Event

29th September to 29th October 2017 | Free

 
In The Steppes Of Sapmi Southbank Centre 2017-09-292017-10-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

The vocal group Exaudi, perform joiks, the traditional folk songs of the Sami people of Sapmi.

The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Handel's Semele

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 7pm | £10-£75

 
The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Handel's Semele Southbank Centre 2017-10-182017-10-18 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

Soprano Louise Adler takes the lead in a performance of Handel's provocative opera exploring the illusions and delusions of love. Ivor Bolton conducts.

Anders Sunna: Area Infected
Now OnFree Event

13th to 29th October 2017 - 10am | Free

 
Anders Sunna: Area Infected Southbank Centre 2017-10-132017-10-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

The Sami artist's paintings give an unflinching account of the lengthy conflict between his family and the authorities.

Carola Grahn: Notes On Hide
Now OnFree Event

13th to 29th October 2017 - 10am | Free

 
Carola Grahn: Notes On Hide Southbank Centre 2017-10-132017-10-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

Using reindeer hides as a medium, the artist's works explore the friction between western and Sami worldviews.

Geir Tore Holm: The Right To The Land And The Water
Now OnFree Event

13th to 29th October 2017 - 10am | Free

 
Geir Tore Holm: The Right To The Land And The Water Southbank Centre 2017-10-132017-10-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

The film narrates the thoughts and observations of public activists, artists, lawyers, politicians, historians and land users affected by the Finnmark Act.

Indigenous Rap
Now OnFree Event

13th to 29th October 2017 - 10am | Free

 
Indigenous Rap Southbank Centre 2017-10-132017-10-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

Musicians from the Americas to Norway to Australia embrace rap to revitalise their indigenous languages in this video installation.

London Literature Festival Now OnFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

13th October to 1st November 2017 | Various, some Free

 
London Literature Festival Southbank Centre 2017-10-132017-11-01 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

After celebrating its tenth year in 2016, the London Literature Festival is going from strength to strength with this year's festival boasting a UK-exclusive appearance from Tom Hanks. In collaboration with Penguin Live, the event ...more

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Barbican Centre

Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment hub

Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station , Moorgate Station

 
 

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world', the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. As well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre's giant 1,949 seat Barbican Hall attracts a host of international classical, jazz, rock, and world music stars. Two theatres offer a year-round program of some of the finest in international performing arts, while the 286 seat curve cinema mixes mainstream films with specialist seasons. The Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve Gallery present a diverse mix of design, architecture, fashion and photography from internationally acclaimed artists. The sprawling space also includes several smaller exhibition spaces, a Lakeside Terrace, a roof-top conservatory and three restaurants and a host of talks, signings, and events for children and live music in the foyer are also on offer. The building itself is a labyrinth and finding your route from the station or car park is an adventure in itself. Staircases twist around each other, directing lost patrons into mysteriously empty mezzanines, where odd snatches of music are the only guide back to the main lobby. The joy of coming across exhibitions, live music, or talks from a major arts celebrity in some odd corner of the building is a unique feature of this remarkable concentration of artistic talent.

 
 

Events at Barbican Centre

To A Simple, Rock 'n' Roll... Song
Now On

18th to 28th October 2017 - 8pm | £16-£45

 
To A Simple, Rock 'n' Roll... Song Barbican Centre 2017-10-182017-10-28 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres

Three works from Michael Clark based around music by Eric Satie, Patti Smith and David Bowie.

Vincent Moon And Priscilla Telmon: Hibridos
OngoingFree Event

30th September to 31st December 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Vincent Moon And Priscilla Telmon: Hibridos Barbican Centre 2017-09-302017-12-31 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
John Akomfrah: Purple OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

5th October 2017 to 7th January 2018 | Free

 
John Akomfrah: Purple Barbican Centre 2017-10-052018-01-07 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
Rattle
OngoingFree Event

14th September to 22nd December 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Rattle Barbican Centre 2017-09-142017-12-22 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
Interlock: Friends Pictured Within
OngoingFree Event

14th September 2017 to 7th January 2018 - Various Times | Free

 
Interlock: Friends Pictured Within Barbican Centre 2017-09-142018-01-07 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
Less Than Thirteen
OngoingFree Event

14th September 2017 to 7th January 2018 - Various Times | Free

 
Less Than Thirteen Barbican Centre 2017-09-142018-01-07 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
Basquiat: Boom for Real Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018 | Standard £16, concession £12

 
Basquiat: Boom for Real Barbican Centre 2017-09-212018-01-28 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
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Royal Opera House

Architecturally stunning home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

Home of the Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, this impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to every major star of the classical music world since 1858. The third theatre to be located on this site, most of the existing venue - with the exception of the auditorium, facade and foyer which are originals from 1858 - is the result of a detailed reconstruction in the 1990s. It claims to be the most modern theatre facility in Europe, and it is certainly among the most spectacular. If you're serious about ballet and opera then this is the place to come for some of the best in the world. If you're not, and just want to explore the building itself (we recommend the dramatic glass atrium, a magnificently restored former flower market that now functions as a fine dining restaurant and champagne bar), you can wander around for free during the day. An esteemed, iconic and architecturally stunning venue.

 
 

Events at Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 27th - Saturday 28th October 2017

 
The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Royal Opera House 2017-09-272017-10-28 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

Created by Christopher Wheeldon for The Royal Ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had its world premiere on the main stage of the Royal Opera House in 2011 and has really stood the test of time. ...more

Royal Ballet: Jeux
Now On

18th, 19th and 24th October 2017 - 6.30pm | £4-£70, phone for availability

 
Royal Ballet: Jeux Royal Opera House 2017-10-182017-10-24 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration, The Royal Ballet dances Wayne Eagling's short ballet inspired by MacMillan's re-creation of Nijinsky's lost Debussy work.

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th October to 1st November 2017 | Various

 
Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration Royal Opera House 2017-10-182017-11-01 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

This autumn, the Royal Opera House invites six British dance companies to come together in celebration of Kenneth MacMillan on the 25th anniversary of his death. Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration will see the Birmingham ...more

Les Vepres Siciliennes Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th October to 4th November 2017

 
Les Vepres Siciliennes Royal Opera House 2017-10-122017-11-04 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

A revival of Stefan Herheim's theatrical production of Verdi's spectacular grand opera Les Vêpres siciliennes is brought to the Royal Opera House an imaginative staging by the Norwegian director who replaces 13th century Sicily with ...more

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th October 2017 to 11th May 2018 | £4-£55

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations Royal Opera House 2017-10-182018-05-11 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres
Royal Opera: Les Vepres Siciliennes
On Soon

17th Oct, 20th Oct, 25th Oct, 31st Oct and 4th Nov 2017 - 6.30pm | £31-£175

 
Royal Opera: Les Vepres Siciliennes Royal Opera House 2017-10-122017-11-04 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

Maurizio Benini conducts Verdi's spectacular grand opera with a cast including Malin Bystrom and Rachele Stanisci, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle and Erwin Schrott. Sung in French with English surtitles.

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The O2 Arena

State-of-the-art concert arena on the Greenwich peninsula

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 20,000, it offers the slightly soulless Wembley Arena some serious competition and has attracted some of  the world’s biggest names in rock and pop in recent years, in fact this South-East London arena has seen everyone from The Rolling Stones and AC/DC to Beyonce and Britney Spears take to its stage. The 02 Arena also hosts classical music concerts, live comedy and tons of sporting events including the Barclays ATP World Tour tennis finals. From the debacle that was New Labour's Millennium Dome, something quite special has sprung.

 
 

Events at The O2 Arena

Steps Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Friday 24th November 2017 | £32.50-£100

 
Steps The O2 Arena 2017-11-242017-11-24 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The British pop five-piece has had a phenomenal comeback since reuniting here at The O2 five years ago. Now, in celebration of its 20th anniversary and with a new album, Tears On The Dancefloor, Steps ...more

Little Mix Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th November 2017 | £29.25-£49.25, VIP ticket £116.75

 
Little Mix The O2 Arena 2017-11-252017-11-26 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Since becoming the first ever group to win the X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have been working hard to ensure they don't fall under the same umbrella as many previous unsuccessful winners. Perrie Edwards, ...more

The Killers Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 27th - Tuesday 28th November 2017 | £47.50-£75

 
The Killers The O2 Arena 2017-11-272017-11-28 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The American group, fronted by vocalist Brandon Flowers, perform their rock material in support of their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful. The Killers are back on tour in November after a busy summer playing a ...more

Emeli Sande

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 7pm | £39.50-£57.50

 
Emeli Sande The O2 Arena 2017-10-182017-10-18 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The pop and soul singer-songwriter and BRIT award-winner performs to celebrate the release of her new album, Long Live The Angels.

Neil Diamond
On Soon

Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th October 2017 - 7pm | £65-£125

 
Neil Diamond The O2 Arena 2017-10-172017-10-19 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The veteran singer-songwriter and musician, renowned as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, performs his classic hits from across his career in celebration of his 50th anniversary.

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Wembley Stadium

Magnificent sports venue and the home of English football

Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 

The world-famous football stadium was first built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, its first turf cut by King George V. Beneath the twin towers England internationals and FA Cup Finals were played for 70 years, including the 'White Horse Final' when over 240,000 spectators squeezed their way in. In the eighties, it played host to a number of legendary rock gigs including 'Live Aid' and the Nelson Mandela birthday concert. In 2002, the stadium, always intended to be a temporary structure, was demolished. The rebuilt Wembley, completed in 2007, has replaced the towers with an incredible arch, visible from anywhere in North West London. They've retained the same steeply banked seats, almost on top of the pitch, that help create the 'Wembley roar', and once again the English team has a spiritual home.

 
 

Events at Wembley Stadium

How To Build An Effective Wellbeing Programme

Tuesday 28th November 2017 - 9.30am-12.30pm | £294

 
How To Build An Effective Wellbeing Programme Wembley Stadium 2017-11-282017-11-28 Where:
Wembley Stadium, Wembley London, HA9 0WS
Category: Spectator Sport

Community & Lifestyle, Trade Shows.

Game Of Thrones: Live Concert Experience

Sunday 27th May 2018 - 7pm | £67-£220

 
Game Of Thrones: Live Concert Experience Wembley Stadium 2018-05-272018-05-27 Where:
Wembley Stadium, Wembley London, HA9 0WS
Category: Spectator Sport

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the soundtrack for the internationally-acclaimed TV series Game Of Thrones, leads an orchestra and choir to perform music from all seven series.

Ed Sheeran

14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Jun 2018 - 4.30pm | £50-£80, phone for availability

 
Ed Sheeran Wembley Stadium 2018-06-142018-06-17 Where:
Wembley Stadium, Wembley London, HA9 0WS
Category: Spectator Sport

The award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist performs songs from his third album Divide, as well as hits from his two previous albums.

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The West End's oldest and most spectacular theatre

Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Holborn Station, Temple Station

 
 

The first theatre on this site was built in 1662 on the orders of Charles II. It has been rebuilt a number of times since then, but the current auditorium, completed in 1922, incorporates many elements from as long ago as 1820. As a result, this vision in cream and gold possesses an elegance unmatched in the West End. Its broad staircases, its chandeliered salon, its statuary and panels speak of an older, more glamorous theatrical age than the weighty grandeur of much of the West End. The performance history here is the history of popular theatre in Britain. From Nell Gwynne's debut, when Charles II fell in love with the 15-year-old actress, through the great Colley Cibber, to a three decade stint by David Garrick, London's greatest stars have appeared beneath the Theatre Royal's gorgeously decorated arch. Noel Coward's 'Cavalcade' (1931), with a 250-strong chorus, brought audiences to their feet every night, before Ivor Novello took the theatre up to the Second World War with a series of shows which he scored, wrote and starred in. After the war, the Theatre Royal blazed a trail into the modern world of long-running musicals, with a series of hits including 'Oklahoma', 'South Pacific', '42nd Street' and 'Miss Saigon', which ran for 4,236 performances.

 
 

Events at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Classic FM Christmas Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Sunday 17th December 2017 | £23.50-£51

 
Classic FM Christmas Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2017-12-172017-12-17 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

Aled Jones hosts a programme of classical Christmas favourites including Hark The Herald Angels, O Come All Ye Faithful, excerpts from Handel's Messiah and Anderson's Sleigh Ride. The live concert at the Theatre Royal, Drury ...more

42nd Street Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th March 2017 to 10th February 2018 | £25-£125

 
42nd Street Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2017-03-202018-02-10 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres
Engelbert Humperdinck

Sunday 19th November 2017 - 7.30pm | £42.75-£84

 
Engelbert Humperdinck Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2017-11-192017-11-19 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

As part of his 50th anniversary tour, the legendary pop singer, who has sold over 140 million records worldwide, celebrates his remarkable career and achievements by performing some of his biggest hits including The Last ...

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The O2 Academy Brixton

Superb music venue in a lively area of London

211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards at least a dozen times since 1994 . The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. Most of the biggest bands in the world have played here, and it also holds some of Britain's hardest club nights. Located in one of the hardest-partying areas of London, with a capacity of 4,700, excellent sound, a 6am licence, and one of the biggest dance floors in the capital, this is the only place to watch your favourite bands and DJs.

 
 

Events at O2 Academy Brixton

Mura Masa
On Soon

Thursday 19th October 2017 - 7pm | £22

 
Mura Masa O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-192017-10-19 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Electronic music producer and multi-instrumentalist from Guernsey.

Marshmello
On Soon

Saturday 21st October 2017 - 9pm | £26.25

 
Marshmello O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-212017-10-21 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The enigmatic masked DJ and producer brings his groove-orientated, synth and bass heavy, electronic dance music to the stage.

Placebo
On Soon

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 7pm | £39.50

 
Placebo O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-232017-10-24 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Led by singer-guitarist Brian Molko, the alternative rock outfit performs its material to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Mo
On Soon

Friday 27th October 2017 - 7pm | £20

 
Mo O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-272017-10-27 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter, who hails from Denmark, performs her electro-pop material.

Martin Garrix
On Soon

Saturday 28th October 2017 - 9pm | £37.85

 
Martin Garrix O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-282017-10-28 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Dutch DJ, record producer and musician.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Riverside reconstruction of Shakespeare's original theatre

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Tube: Mansion House Station

 
 

Set against the historical background of Bankside this is one of the finest spaces in the world for watching theatre, and also one of the most astonishing buildings in London. Opened in 1997 - thanks to the campaigning efforts of actor Sam Wanamaker - this painstaking, piece-by-piece reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is located just 200 yards from the original playhouse on the banks of the river Thames. With stunning wooden timbers and a fantastic thatched roof there is little to separate it from the original. The stage and seating are outdoors and though the seats are covered, if you really want to experience the true Elizabethan theatrical experience, you can buy a ticket as a 'groundling' and watch the production standing up in the pit in front of the stage. It can get pretty tiring and you do run the risk of being rained on and bumped into by marauding actors, but experiencing the play in this way is much more authentic and really quite fun. The season runs from May to September or October each year and usually mixes Shakespearian classics with works by other Renaissance playwrights. The standard of performance is consistently high and reassuringly traditional in its approach. It is also quite astoundingly cheap.

 
 

Events at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Romantics Anonymous On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th October 2017 to 6th January 2018 | £20-£48, Premium Tickets £62, fixed position standing £10

 
Romantics Anonymous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2017-10-202018-01-06 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres
Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene
On Soon

Sunday 29th October 2017 at 2pm and 6.30pm | £10-£62

 
Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2017-10-292017-10-29 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres

The violinist and the ensemble from Norway perform a selection of folk and early music tunes.

Julie Fowlis
On Soon

Sunday 5th November 2017 - 6.30pm | £15-£48, fixed position standing £10, Premium Tickets £62

 
Julie Fowlis Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2017-11-052017-11-05 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres

The singer and musician, who was born in the Outer Hebrides, performs contemporary and classic folk, often in Gaelic.

The Secret Theatre On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th November to 16th December 2017 | £20-£48, Premium Tickets £62, fixed position standing £10

 
The Secret Theatre Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2017-11-162017-12-16 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres

Tara Fitzgerald plays Elizabeth I as Matthew Dunster directs Anders Lustgarten's historical thriller in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe. Lustgarten's new play The Secret Theatre has strong contemporary echoes and ventures to the ...more

Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow

20th to 31st December 2017 - 7.30pm | £25-£35, fixed position standing £10

 
Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2017-12-202017-12-31 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres

The post-modern cabaret sensation diva spreads tidings of comfort and joy with a most untraditional Christmas show peppered with tender and poignant reflections on loneliness, lost dreams and the apocalypse. Conceived, created and performed by ...

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Modern contemporary dance and music performance space

Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 
 

Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and international dance, ballet, opera and music theatre to the capital. Now a strikingly modern building with flexible performance and auditorium spaces, the original Sadler's Wells opened in 1683. Six Sadler's Wells later and sleek steel and glass have replaced the crumbling brick edifice of previous centuries. Originally a music hall, the venue now boasts a resoundingly contemporary but extremely accessible programme - with an emphasis on dance and movement - supported by innovative visual arts exhibitions in its public spaces. Sadler's really came into its own when Lilian Baylis took charge in the 1920s. Since then many of the world's best dancers have performed on this Islington stage. In 1995, Matthew Bourne premiered his magnificent 'Swan Lake' here which went on to become the West End's longest running ballet. Sadler's Wells continues to have close associations with the centrally located Peacock Theatre, its home during periods of renovation, while the Lilian Baylis Theatre - now a highly regarded venue in itself - is located within the Sadler's Well Islington complex. Ranging from the cutting-edge to the mainstream, some truly landmark productions have taken place here over the years.

 
 

Events at Sadler's Wells

Cirque Eloize: Saloon Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th to 21st October 2017 | £15-£42

 
Cirque Eloize: Saloon Sadler's Wells 2017-10-042017-10-21 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

Quebec-based troupe Cirque Eloize blend circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance with their eye-popping shows and have previously been described as 'a mesmerising delight' by the Daily Telegraph. Their new production Saloon, being staged at ...more

Lyon Opera Ballet: Trois Grandes Fugues
On Soon

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October 2017 - 7.30pm-8.50pm | £12-£17

 
Lyon Opera Ballet: Trois Grandes Fugues Sadler's Wells 2017-10-192017-10-20 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

Three ground-breaking choreographers, Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Maguy Marin, each create strikingly distinctive dance works to the same piece of music, Beethoven's Grande Fugue op. 133.

Jan Martens: Rule Of Three
On Soon

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October 2017 - 8pm | £17

 
Jan Martens: Rule Of Three Sadler's Wells 2017-10-192017-10-20 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

A new work from Martens falling somewhere between concert and short stories; it features American drummer NAH performing live with the three dancers, recreating the atmosphere of a hardcore nightclub.

Vamos Cuba!
On Soon

Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 7.30pm | £15-£42

 
Vamos Cuba! Sadler's Wells 2017-10-242017-10-24 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

Dance, Latin.

Jasmin Vardimon Company: Pinocchio
On Soon

Friday 27th October 2017 at 7.30pm & Saturday 28th October 2017 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm | £18, child £12

 
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Pinocchio Sadler's Wells 2017-10-272017-10-28 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

A family-friendly dance theatre adaptation of the classic Collodi fairytale about a marionette, who embarks on a fantastical journey to become a human boy. The production incorporates text and dance with an undercurrent of gentle ...

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BFI IMAX Cinema

IMAX Cinema with the largest screen in the UK

1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 8XR

Tube: Waterloo Station

 
 

With a screen the height of five double decker buses, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the iMax format, the BFI Imax is, without doubt, the most technically impressive modern cinema in the country. Watching a film here is more like taking part in the action - travel from the depths of the ocean up to the far reaches of outer space via a series of spectacular 3D and 2D films. A large proportion of their 3D programme is dedicated to children's films, but by virtue of their technical brilliance many of these are just as fascinating for adults to watch. 3D documentaries and mainstream movies also add to the portfolio and the 2D films are also impressive on this, the largest screen in the UK. Even the fact that it currently acts as a kind of roundabout and can only be accessed via a series of illuminated tunnels is quite a coup. As you navigate the tunnels with their space-age blue lights on your way to the cinema you feel that the 'living cinema experience' has already begun. Don't let the kids have all the fun.
 

 
 
 
 

Kings Place

A creative hub in the heart of Kings Cross

90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian newspaper with a concert hall and two art galleries. As you'd expect from the architects behind the improvements to the Royal Opera House and National Portrait Gallery it's a well designed complex of curvaceous surfaces and appealing public spaces. The concert hall, London's first to be purpose-built since the Barbican Concert Hall in 1982, includes a stunning wood-lined 420-seat auditorium. The Kings Place Music Foundation is a registered charity which provides a platform for artists and musicians to meet and share ideas. This dynamic venue is also home to a charming waterside restaurant and a homely cafe.

 
 

Events at Kings Place

Leveret

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 8pm | £12.50

 
Leveret Kings Place 2017-10-182017-10-18 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

Folk and country from three of England's folk musicians in a collaborative outfit, featuring Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron.

Christoph Richter & Denes Varjon
On Soon

Thursday 19th October 2017 - 7.30pm | £19.50-£39.50

 
Christoph Richter & Denes Varjon Kings Place 2017-10-192017-10-19 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

The cellist and pianist perform selected works by Schumann, including Adagio and Allegro, Op 70.

John Hegley: Peace, Love And Potatoes
On Soon

Thursday 19th October 2017 - 8pm | £14.50

 
John Hegley: Peace, Love And Potatoes Kings Place 2017-10-192017-10-19 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis poems.

Matthew Barley, Sukhwinder Singh & Soumik Datta With O/Modernt: Indian Inflections
On Soon

Friday 20th October 2017 - 7.30pm | £19.50-£49.50

 
Matthew Barley, Sukhwinder Singh & Soumik Datta With O/Modernt: Indian Inflections Kings Place 2017-10-202017-10-20 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

Cellist and seasoned cross-cultural collaborator Matthew Barley teams up with master tabla player Ustad Sukhwinder Singh, Soumik Datta on sarod and violinist Hugo Ticciati to explore both Western and Indian works through performance and improvisation.

Gary Husband
On Soon

Friday 20th October 2017 - 8pm | £12.50

 
Gary Husband Kings Place 2017-10-202017-10-20 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

This concert sees the launch of Husband's album A Meeting Of Spirits, a re-interpreting of the music of guitar great John McLaughlin that demonstrates the totality of Husband's multifaceted talent.

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Royal Albert Hall

Iconic oval venue which annually hosts the world-famous Proms

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 

Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's iconic oval walls. One of London's most versatile venues, it is a favourite of performers from Jose Carreras to Kylie Minogue. The Hall also plays host to the Seniors' tennis circuit. The likes of Becker and McEnroe can be seen bouncing balls off the famous mushrooms on the ceiling. The brainchild of Prince Albert, inspired by the success of the Great Exhibition, the hall first opened in 1871, ten years after the Prince's death. Heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres and notions of the 'Empire and the arts, the oval structure's terracotta walls are decorated on the outside with a frieze dedicated to "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences". Gas lighting, poor acoustics and old pipe organs have been replaced over the years and the awe-inspiring venue now exists as a testimony to both the architectural and aesthetic achievements of the past and the technological developments of the present - it now features the largest pipe organ in the British Isles. A Grade I listed building, the hall has a capacity of over 5000 and is most consistently packed out during the summer when the Promenade concerts take over. First held here in 1941 when their original venue - the Queen's Hall - was bombed, the Proms remain fantastically popular.
 

 
 

Events at Royal Albert Hall

My Great Orchestral Adventure On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | £15-£40

 
My Great Orchestral Adventure Royal Albert Hall 2017-10-252017-10-25 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

Navigate shipwrecks and the stormy seas to a striking musical soundtrack in My Great Orchestral Adventure, the Royal Albert Hall's hugely popular family concert, staged midway through October half term. Join 'chief adventurer' Tom Redmond, ...more

Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st December 2017 | £35-£85

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker Royal Albert Hall 2017-12-282017-12-31 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

The company performs Sir Peter Wright's much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of ...more

The Corrs
On Soon

Thursday 19th October 2017 - 7.30pm | £65-£85

 
The Corrs Royal Albert Hall 2017-10-192017-10-19 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

The Corr siblings perform their pop-rock material that contains elements of traditional Irish music.

Robert Habermann: Mad About Movies
On Soon

Thursday 19th October 2017 - 9.30pm | £15

 
Robert Habermann: Mad About Movies Royal Albert Hall 2017-10-192017-10-19 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

The award-winning singer performs songs from the iconic film musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and more, plus memorable hits from Disney and more recent productions.

Adib Rostami
On SoonFree Event

Friday 20th October 2017 - 12noon | Free

 
Adib Rostami Royal Albert Hall 2017-10-202017-10-20 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

Adib Rostami takes us on an Iranian-inspired contemporary musical journey on the three-stringed Kamancheh, performing music inspired by Iranian maestro Kayhan Kalhor, and influenced by cellist Yo-Yo-Ma and sitar legend Shujaat Husain Khan.

Alex Hutton
On SoonFree Event

Friday 20th October 2017 - 7.30pm | Free

 
Alex Hutton Royal Albert Hall 2017-10-202017-10-20 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

The jazz pianist performs music from his critically acclaimed album Magna Carta Suite, released in 2015.

Michael Giacchino At 50
On Soon

Friday 20th October 2017 - 7.30pm | £29-£75

 
Michael Giacchino At 50 Royal Albert Hall 2017-10-202017-10-20 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

The award-winning composer behind the unforgettable music for Rogue One, Lost, Up, Jurassic World, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Incredibles, as well as the rebooted Star Trek series, will enjoy ...

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