Jan 7-Jun 29, 2013 Victoria Palace Theatre
London, SW1E 5EA
Feb 18, 2012-Jun 29, 2013 Adelphi Theatre
London WC2R 0NS
Feb 27-Jun 8, 2013 Palace Theatre Famous for the 1952 MGM movie version starring Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of Don Lockwood, silent movie star who has everything a person dreams of – fame, popularity and a romance with ... more
109 Shaftesbury Avenue
Feb 13-Jul 31, 2013 London Palladium Broadway’s former longest running musical, A Chorus Line, is bursting back on to the West End stage for a limited run at the London Palladium. Michael Bennett’s nine time Tony Award winning production will ... more
8 Argyll Street
London, W1V 7TF
Dec 1, 2012-Jul 31, 2013 Apollo Victoria Theatre The smashing hit London musical, Wicked has been considered as one of the most successful plays of Westend. Stephen Schwartz’s mesmerizing musical score has been a spectacular experience for theatre lovers.The spell ... more
17 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1LL
May 25 Victoria Park In 2006, Marcus Weedon invited a few friends in the event promotion and music business to help him put on a free music event in the parking lot behind The Griffin Pub (which Weedon owns). Weedon had so much fun doing it ... more
London, E9 7BT
Opera / Outdoor Event
Jun 4-Aug 11, 2013 Holland Park
London W8 6LU
Special Event / Cabaret Show
Jun 7 through Jul 26, 2013 ZSL London Zoo
Zoo Regent's Park Outer Circle
London, UK NW1 4RY
Theatre Festival / Play
Jun 10-Jul 20, 2013 Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
London, UK SW1W 8AS
Arts Festival / Musical
Jun 22-23, 2013 Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN
London isn’t just known for its performing arts, the city may as well have invented the very idea of them. It would be near impossible to list all the great venues for performing arts in London, but there are historic, modern, big, and small venues for everything from opera and ballet, to musicals and one man shows.
Going to the theater in this great city is a tradition in and of itself. There is that Shakespeare guy after all, who wrote and performed in the city during the late 16th century. Today, the West End of London is home to the city’s theater district (Theatreland) where millions of attendees flock to theaters like the Apollo and Criterion theatres for the biggest commercial shows in the world.
If theater’s not your thing, you can still hang out in the West End for some opera where the Royal Opera House and Coliseum Theatre feature both opera and ballet throughout the week.
London performing arts aren’t restricted to the typical cultured fare, there’s also great burlesque and cabaret to be found in neighborhoods all over the city. Venues like Café de Paris and others host burlesque shows on a weekly basis.
So if you want the tried and true performing arts of theater, musicals, opera, and ballet, London has you covered. If you want something a little sultrier, you won’t have any problem finding it here either. No matter what you’re looking for, there are plenty of performing arts in the city for you.