London events calendar

Your month-by-month guide to the best new events in London

Welcome to Time Out's London events calendar. In this guide you'll find our hand-picked selection of the best new events that begin this month, next month and indeed every month. From theatre, exhibition and film openings to gigs, festivals and comedy, if it's new, it's here - dive in!

October-December 2012 highlights

  • Skyfall

    Film From Fri Oct 26, Londonwide

    The third instalment in the mightily successful James Bond reboot starring Daniel Craig finally arrives

October-December 2012 events in London

  • Twelfth Night

    TheatreNew Nov 2-Feb 3 2013, Apollo Shaftesbury

    If the Mark Rylance-starring 'Richard III' looked to be the 'main' event of his return to Shakesp...

  • Richard III

    TheatreNew Nov 6-Feb 3 2013, Apollo Shaftesbury

    Thanks to the success of 'Boeing Boeing' and, of course, 'Jerusalem', Mark Rylance's star now shi...

  • The Bodyguard

    TheatreNew Nov 6-Apr 27 2013, Adelphi Theatre

    Following the success of 'Ghost', here comes another West End jukebox adaptation of a big Hollywo...

  • Ross Noble - Mindblender

    ComedyRecommended Fri Nov 30 - Sat Dec 1, Hammersmith Apollo

    The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy is back in...

  • American Idiot

    TheatreNew Dec 4-15, Hammersmith Apollo

    This rock musical - adapted by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer from the hit album of the s...

  • Jeff Wayne's 'The War of the Worlds'

    Music Thu Dec 6, Wembley Arena

    Musical, hi-tech spectacular live musical version of Wayne's legendarily OTT prog-rock concept al...

  • Orbital

    Music Fri Dec 14, O2 Academy Brixton
  • Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'

    Music Sat Dec 15, The O2

    Musical, hi-tech spectacular live musical version of Wayne's legendarily OTT prog-rock concept al...

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Film From Fri Dec 14

    The first in Peter Jackson's epic two-parter follows Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and a group of dwarve...

  • Life of Pi

    Film From Fri Dec 21

    Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel’s acclaimed Booker Prize winner which tells the tale of Pi ...

  • This Is 40

    Film From Fri Dec 21

    Judd Apatow's next comedy picks up where 2007's 'Knocked Up' left off.

  • The Great Gatsby

    Film From Wed Dec 26

    This $125 million verson of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel – directed by ‘Romeo + Juliet’ and...

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    Around Town Dec 26-Jan 6 2013, The O2

    Live arena show based on the BBC series returns, featuring 20 life-size, mechanical dinosaurs roa...

  • Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure

    Around Town Dec 26-Jan 6 2013, Wembley Arena

    Bringing those movie moments to life, Disney on Ice tours the country adding top-notch figure ska...

  • Fuerzabruta

    TheatreNew Dec 27-Jan 26 2013, Roundhouse

    This hedonistic Argentinian theatrical extravaganza re-opened the Roundhouse in 2006 and now it's...