Entertainment in WC2  

 

WC2 Entertainment by category: Theatres (47), Cinemas (9), Comedy Clubs (9), Live Music (7), Jazz Clubs (5), Arts Centres (4), Classical Music (2), Bars (1)

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld... More
 
 
 
Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once... More
 
 
 
The Donmar Warehouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Housed in an impressive red-brick industrial building - at various times a brewery, a banana warehouse and a film studio - this tiny repertory theatre... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
 
 
 
BFI Southbank
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Belvedere Road, South Bank, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Originally the National Film Theatre, the BFI Southbank is the perfect film buff's cinema, with three large screens and a smaller studio space showing up... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2, London W1D | in WC2
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday... More
 
 
 
Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello (formerly the Strand) theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The... More
 
 
 
Leicester Square Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6 Leicester Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
In 2002 this compact, 350 seater opened with Taboo, Boy George's musical trawl through Thatcher's 80s and his own turbulent career, a production that ran... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling... More
 
 
 
CellarDoor
London > Entertainment > Bars
Zero Aldwych, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
The Victorians built their public buildings on a grand scale and they built to last, which is why this former public toilet makes a surprisingly... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
 
 
 
The Borderline
London > Entertainment > Live Music
16 Manette Street, WC2, London W1D | in WC2
This subterranean Soho music venue has played host to numerous big name acts since opening in the late '80s. Tiny and unbelievably intimate, you're guaranteed... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
 
 
 
Garrick Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Charing Cross Road, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Named after the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick, whose portrait hangs in the foyer bar, The Garrick is a fantastic piece of late-Victorian kitsch,... More
 
 
 
Adelphi Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
The Adelphi Theatre is a London institution - an historic venue with a long history of staging upscale musicals. Now a West End stalwart,... More
 
 
 
Duke of York's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martins Lane, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
This West End theatre has more than its share of name changes. Originally called The Trafalgar in 1894, it became the Duke of York's to... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2, London W1A | in WC2
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road.... More
 
 
 
12 Bar Club
London > Entertainment > Live Music
22-23 Denmark Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Averaging four acts a night, seven nights a week, this busy bar/restaurant is a great place to check out the variety of London's live music... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More
 
 
 

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Wc2

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Lady Marmalade
Theatre | Until 28th December 2018 

One Embankment 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Theatre, Burlesque....More

The Secret Burlesque Society
Theatre | Until 28th December 2018 

One Embankment 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Theatre, Burlesque....More

Print! Tearing It Up - Independent British Magazines Changing The World
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

An exploration of the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today....More

Complex Value$
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

The works in the exhibition by Studio resident artists Alan Warburton, AlbumCorp and Fraud take a critical look at systematic ...More

Es Devlin: Mask
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

A new projection-mapped sculptural work made specifically for Somerset House and Photo London....More

Kimchi And Chips: Halo
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

In this new installation, for the neoclassical courtyard around 200 mirrors will reflect the light of the sun through the ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 7th April 2019 

Duchess Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Artists At Work
Exhibitions | Until 15th July 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Drawn principally from a specialist private collection of drawings, the display focuses on depictions of artists' studios - symbolic, actual ...More

Tina
Tina
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 

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What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
Foodie Events | On 17th July 

Secret Location

Launching on 17th July, What's On The Red ...More

 
Chiringuito
Dining 

Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

Beef & Brew
Beef & Brew
Dining 

Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
Stokey Bears
Stokey Bears
Dining 

Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
The Academy
The Academy
Hotels 

Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
The Frog Hoxton
Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
East Village Wellness Day
East Village Wellness Day
Sporting Events | On 23rd June 

East Village

Following on from World Yoga Day on 21st June, East Village presents the East Village ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
Article 

They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
Article 

At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
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