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West End Live

  • Theatre, Musicals
  • Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square

Time Out says

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza returns for 2023

Musical theatre fans, get ready for outdoor dancing and sing-a-longs with some of the West End's biggest stars: West End Live is back! It's the initiative that turns some of the most expensive forms of entertainment in London into the cheapest fun going. Each year, casts of some of London's best West End musicals emerge blinking into the open-air for a weekend of free alfresco performances in Trafalgar Square, accompanied by fun photo ops, merch stalls, and bags of showbiz atmosphere.

After a few years disrupted by the pandemic, it’s pretty much settled back into a regular June weekend slot again. 

The line-up basically consists of every major musical in London but to be clear, it’s: ‘42nd Street’, ‘Ain’t Too Proud’, ‘Aspects of Love’, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘La Bamba!’, ‘The Barricade Boys’, ‘The Book of Mormon’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘The Choir of Man’, ‘Crazy for You’, ‘Death Note: The Musical’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Glory Ride’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Heathers’, ‘I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Operation Mincemeat’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Queenz: the Show with Balls!’, ‘Rules We’ll Never Play’, ‘Six’, ‘Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image the Musical’, ‘The SpongeBob Musical’, ‘A Strange Loop’, ‘Tarantino Live’, ‘Then, Now & Next’, ‘The Time Traveller's Wife: The Musical’, ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Wicked’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. 


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